DALLAS, Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:JEC) has received the highest accolade in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) from the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Gold Award, which recognizes Jacobs' ongoing commitment to and advocacy for colleagues who serve and have served in the armed forces and its support of the wider community.
Jacobs has an established and enduring relationship with the British Armed Forces in the U.K., having supported the MOD for over 30 years, and was recognized for its commitment in 2016 with a Silver Award in the ERS. Jacobs has continued to build on this achievement with several initiatives that support employees' annual reservist training and commitments, reservist forums to share experiences, and provide support to the MOD through secondment opportunities, seminars and career advice – culminating in the latest recognition from the MOD of Jacobs providing exemplary support to the armed forces community with the Gold Award.
"We have veterans and reservists thriving in a variety of roles around the world; they are an important and integral part of our workforce," said Jacobs Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear International Senior Vice President and General Manager Pete Lutwyche. "These employees bring with them a wide range of qualities and transferrable skills from their service in the military and an ability to work in high pressure situations."
"These awards recognize the outstanding support for our armed forces from employers across Britain and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one," said Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP. "Regardless of size, location or sector, employing ex-forces personnel is good for business and this year we have doubled the number of awards in recognition of the fantastic support they give."
Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Snelling works at Jacobs as a project manager and is also a reservist. "Jacobs positively recognizes and supports my involvement in the Army Reserves, both by policy and management, which helps me to balance home and reserves life," he said. "This has included facilitating a six-week sabbatical to enable me to participate in a major tri-service exercise as an enabler."
The Jacobs Employee Network, VetNet, was also established to advocate for veterans and military reserve members of government military organizations and related groups from around the world. VetNet supports more than 2,000 Jacobs veteran employees, their families and other veteran supporters from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, India and others, and welcomes all employees (veterans and non-veterans) to become members. It also connects employees with organizations that assist veterans and reservists and their families.
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector providing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With approximately $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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