Unlocking Tech Potential: The Untapped Talent of Veterans

Unlocking Tech Potential: The Untapped Talent of Veterans

Meredyth Grant

#DidYouKnow that over half (53%) of employers report that the veterans they employ are promoted more quickly in comparison to their colleagues?

Are you a #tech company looking to expand and diversify your talent pool?

Every year, over 13,000 skilled individuals transition out of the British Armed Forces, and an impressive 92% of these veterans possess relevant qualifications.

Unlocking Tech Potential: The Untapped Talent of Veterans

These figures point to a significant reservoir of potential employees armed with not only the necessary technical qualifications but also vital soft skills that the tech industry values: adaptability, leadership, resilience, and more.

These #veterans bring with them a range of transferable skills that can seamlessly integrate into the tech sector.

But if you’re unsure how to tap into this potential, we have you covered. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs has collaborated with top-tier tech firms and other leading employers to introduce the “Employers’ Guide to Hiring Veterans.” This guide, laden with best practices, case studies, and actionable steps, is a beacon for companies, whether they’re just starting their journey of hiring veterans or aiming to enhance their existing veteran hiring programmes.

Companies like Amazon, Barclays, and Deloitte, along with numerous SMEs, have already recognised the potential of this talent pool. They’ve not only committed to the Armed Forces Covenant but have also become part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Plus, many businesses are capitalising on incentives like the 12-month National Insurance contribution break available for hiring veterans post their service.

Isn’t it time your tech company explored this incredible reservoir of talent?