Siemens Healthineers has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, formalising support for service personnel in the UK and emphasising the value that serving members, Reservists, veterans and their families bring to business and to the country. This voluntary pledge solidifies commitment from Siemens Healthineers as they strengthen employment opportunities and ensure inclusive HR policies for the Armed Forces community. The signature was celebrated aboard HMS Victory in Portsmouth by team members from Siemens Healthineers and serving personnel.
With one in four UK-based Service Engineers at Siemens Healthineers having previously served, the company values the transferable skills and qualifications of UK Armed Forces personnel. Aligning with dedicated efforts to support candidates with different backgrounds, the organisation will work hand-in-hand with the Career Transition Partnership to enhance each step of the recruitment and selection process, ensuring candidates who serve or have served are treated with fairness and equality. Inclusive HR policies are also in place to support members of the Reserve Forces with additional paid annual leave allowances for training and during periods of mobilisation.
“I am delighted to see Siemens Healthineers formalise their commitment to the Armed Forces community across the UK,” states Lieutenant Commander BJ Smith Royal Navy, Commanding Officer HMS Victory. “This important step recognises, supports and encourages Armed Forces employees within the company, enabling them to thrive in the workplace while also continuing to support safety and security in the UK."
“As a Reservist myself, I understand the importance in formalising the historical support Siemens Healthineers has provided for the Armed Forces in the UK,” states Ali Burns, Managing Director of Sudbury at Siemens Healthineers. “I’m proud to be part of an organisation that continually demonstrates commitment to supporting serving members, Reservists, veterans and their families and celebrates the value that the Armed Forces community brings to our team at Siemens Healthineers.”
Siemens Healthineers proudly embraces the differences that each colleague brings to the table. With a mission to create an environment for people to be themselves and spark ideas, the organisation encourages personal development, social activities and training, so employees can be the best versions of themselves. Hear from Service Engineers with an Armed Forces background at Siemens Healthineers who are making a difference in the company and explore career opportunities here.
If you would like to learn more about the Armed Forces Covenant, contact your Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.