As part of the University's commitment to the British Armed Forces and to ensure that ex-armed forces personnel are not disadvantaged as a result of their service, veterans applying for a job at the University will be guaranteed the offer of an interview provided that they meet the essential criteria for the advertised role and are able to answer 'yes' to these questions:
- Do you consider yourself to be a veteran of the British Armed Forces?
- Are you currently serving in the British Armed Forces and are within 12 weeks of your discharge date? Or
- Were you in long-term employment within the British Armed Forces within the last five years?
The University also works with the Career Transition Partnership to ensure employment opportunities are made available to veterans.
The University has recently launched an Armed Forces Staff Network with the initial focus on sharing experiences and thinking through contributions to the University's work with the Armed Forces Covenant. The network will also explore the development of peer mentoring as an enabler of transitions.
The University is exploring other ways to assist those leaving the Armed Forces who are seeking employment with us, including signposting for family members to our UNITEMPS website, to enable their employment at the same time as yours.
The university also looks favourably on Armed Forces personnel wishing to transition into study in Higher Education, so please make sure this is clearly stated on your application form for any programme of study (*Admission Policy update 2017-18).