In FY22, Splunk launched the Splunk Strategic Giving program, providing over $1 million in unrestricted grants to nonprofit partners aligned with its mission to bridge the data divide– the division between those who have access to data and those who do not. One such recipient is TechVets, a U.K. nonprofit and programme in the Forces Employment Charity that helps veterans navigate the transition out of the military and into new civilian careers in technology. Splunk’s funding and free technical training through its workforce development program enables TechVets to provide no-cost access to Splunk courses and certifications.
This is Splunk’s, the data platform leader for security and observability, second annual Global Impact Report. The report details the company’s progress across four areas that matter most to Splunk and its stakeholders – social impact, ethical and inclusive growth, data responsibility and environmental sustainability.
The 2022 Global Impact Report underscores Splunk’s dedication to building and maturing its programs and initiatives, powered by and in service to the vision, passion and expectations of its customers, stockholders, employees and other stakeholders. TechVets is featured as one of the key projects highlighted across the company’s four-pillar Global Impact Strategy.
“We believe that purpose-led impact work drives business growth and success benefiting our customers, stockholders and communities,” said Scott Morgan, SVP, Chief Legal Officer, Global Affairs for Splunk. “We are proud of our progress in these areas and inspired by our customers and others, who count on us to help create resiliency in their digital operations and interactions. Splunk is committed to embedding important impact initiatives into our decision making and operations to create a more successful business and better world through bridging the data divide.”
Splunk is proud to support and partner with TechVets, a U.K. nonprofit program within the Forces Employment Charity that helps veterans navigate the challenging transition out of the military and into new civilian careers in technology. Launched in 2018, TechVets provides British military veterans and their families with game-changing skills training.
The organization’s efforts are yielding excellent results. During the first half of 2021, more than 100 TechVets members landed roles in IT, with an average salary of more than £52,000 ($60,000 USD).
Splunk’s funding, combined with free Splunk training through our workforce development program, enables TechVets to provide no-cost access to Splunk courses and certifications.
The nonprofit has already seen success, with numerous graduates securing full-time employment with Splunk partners. “Veterans provide a diversity of thought that is yet to be fully capitalized upon by the tech industry,” says James Murphy, CEO of TechVets. “They come with incredible professional skills
and experience – as well as a ferocious appetite to learn new technical skills quickly. Careers in tech provide veterans a great sense of purpose as they embark on a journey to help build the future for society.”
Murphy also emphasizes the important role of partnerships in TechVets’ success: “Our mission of creating a bridge into tech careers for the community we support isn’t something we can do alone,” he says. “Collaboration is critical, and I’m extremely proud that TechVets has partnered with Splunk to upskill our members for meaningful careers in tech.”