Bank staff told of benefits of Reserve Service.
Service personnel have teamed up with Barclays in Cheshire to promote the benefits of Reserve service to the bank’s staff.
The Barclays Military Awareness Roadshow has visited staff in Northwich and Knutsford this week explaining how the bank supports Reservists whether they serve in the Royal Navy, the Army or the RAF.
Earlier this year, Barclays signed a Corporate Covenant with the Secretary of State for Defence confirming its commitment to the UK Armed Forces community for serving personnel; both Regular and Reserve, veterans and military families.
Barclays Group Chief Executive, Antony Jenkins, said Reservists bring valuable skills and experiences into the civilian workplace like management, leadership, a ‘can do’ attitude, project management and organisational skills.
He said: “It’s important to recognise the loyal and selfless commitment that our Reservist employees dedicate to the security of this country and those countries in conflicts. They are essential to our business and the skills they have can help transform Barclays.”
Lieutenant Colonel Rosie Stone, Head of Business and Community Engagement for 42 (NW) Brigade, said: “Barclays and many other employers tell us their Reservists bring something extra to their civilian workplaces. We really appreciate their support and the roadshow has been a fantastic opportunity for us to explain to the bank’s key staff ongoing developments in what Reserve service can offer in terms of training, pay and life experience.”
The roadshow met with Barclays staff at Gadbrook Park, Northwich, on Wednesday, March 19, and Radbroke Hall, Knutsford, on Thursday, March 20.
It offers employees a better understanding of how the bank is supporting the Reserve Forces community, while also informing them about how they can gain career benefits, additional qualifications, new skills – like adventurous training – and be paid for the privilege.
Ultimately, Barclays hopes to change attitudes towards those who serve in the Reserve forces and convey the message they are appreciated, understood and respected.
Photo: Second Lieutenant Richie Cann, Royal Logistic Corps explains the details of the role of an Army Reserve to Barclays’ employees. (C) Crown Copywrite – Sgt Paul Morrison Army Photographer