The Wood Armed Forces Network brings together colleagues who are members of the Armed Forces community, including serving and reservist personnel, cadet volunteers, veterans and their families. The network is open to anyone to join even if they do not have a military connection but want to support the Armed Forces and its community.
- Promote Wood as an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
- Provide opportunities for members of the Armed Forces community to connect and network.
- Support the employment of veterans and military spouses.
- Support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces.
- Actively participate in supporting Armed Forces events and charities.
As chair of the Armed Forces Network and with the help of our regional leads, I aim to serve our veterans, reservist and forces family members. We are always looking to support ex-forces staff who join Wood in various roles.
We have many in the network who are not ex-forces but who are ‘allies’, showing that anyone is welcome to join and participate in our fantastic community providing mutual support.
Veteran, Armed Forces Network Chair and Senior Learning & Development Manager - EMEA
The skills and experience we gain from hiring ex-military personnel are second to none but more than that, we’re hiring truly remarkable people. Hiring veterans makes good business sense, it’s as simple as that.
At Wood, we look for those with effective leadership skills and big picture perspective. We look for people who value team delivery and know what can be achieved with trust. We prize people with the technical skills to overcome challenges and deliver world class solutions. The unique and impressive experience of military personnel can contribute significantly to our success as a company and in the communities we serve.
I come from a proud armed forces family and Wood is a proud armed forces employer. To sponsor and champion our Armed Forces Network is one small way in which I choose to recognise and thank those who have served.
At Wood, we’re designing the future with those who have served to secure it.
Armed Forces Network Executive Sponsor and >Executive President Strategy & Development