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JointForces@ISS

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To coincide with Armistice day this year, ISS UK and Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of JointForces@ISS and tell the story of one of our inspiring ex-veterans, Ray Cooksley
Ray-army1-150Ray works in the UK People and Culture team in Business Collaboration, having started ISS 18 months ago. Before that and since the age of 21, Ray was a combat engineer in the Army. He built bridges, demobilised bridges, cleared mines, built trenches and fortified fields, in lots of places around the world including Kenya, Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Ray was injured whilst serving in the military, quite badly. Taken to hospital in a medivac, he went through emergency operations, a long period of recovery and then into the Hedley Court rehabilitation hospital. Three months of life-changing procedures and experiences, all the time being supported by the army, his wife and four very young children.

Ray is getting better, but is now disabled for life. Through the support of his PRU unit, he seeks career advice and meets with the ISS VETS community regularly.  

It's simple really, at ISS, we want to support Ray and others like him.

Ray and others who have served in the Forces and work with us all over ISS form a bit of an unknown community. They seek each other out and help each other. We have a small VETS programme that helps ex-Forces people work in ISS; it has been running for years. Ray's story has just inspired us to make it bigger.

So this week, so close to Remembrance Sunday, seems the perfect time to launch JointForces@ISS. This will be our new VETS programme, the purpose of which is to encourage people from the forces to see ISS as a place to work.

We have big plans. Ray is looking at job descriptions and translating them into transferable language to the forces personnel, so that they can see what we would call, for example, a Corporal in this organisation. We are giving the Forces access to our internal vacancies, allowing them to see our advertisements and apply for jobs if they wish and supporting their recruitment.

The new programme is a fantastic initiative for ISS, supporting brave and amazing people who have experienced life in the Forces and looking to try something different. Stephanie Hamilton, Head of People and Culture is leading the programme with the CR team, together with many supporters for VETS across ISS. 

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