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ISS UK gains BITC Responsible Champion award

Published 29th September, 2020 by Neil Nixon

ISS UK gains BITC Responsible Champion award

ISS UK has received the Business In the Community (BITC) Responsible Champion Award - Unipart Outstanding Employment Category – for its JointForces@ISS employability programme to help armed forces personnel to transition from the military to the civilian workplace.

The tangible impact of the programme demonstrates a reduction in unemployment and poverty, with 75% of people who were part of JointForces@ISS offered employment - either permanent roles or temporary contracts at ISS UK. In return, the diverse talent that JointForces@ISS brings into ISS creates teams that continue to drive success.

Established in November 2017, the JointForces@ISS programme has supported over 300 individuals, assisting them with career advice, internships and other areas where needed, to develop their skills and careers.

Purvin Patel, CEO, ISS UK and Ireland, said: “Our great people continue to be the engine that drives our success as a business. By embracing the ISS values, our people have led, built and developed a programme that delivers the human touch in supporting service leavers into employment. I am proud of each and every story I hear of our beneficiaries and of the example we are setting for others to follow. It is programmes like JointForces@ISS that define the culture across the UK and enable us to continue delivering exceptional customer service.”

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