March 19th 2020


Gardner Aerospace signing

Gardner Aerospace signing AFC, (Tony Upton CFO, Dominic Cartwright CEO, Lauren Lucas - HR Manager , Major Lance Rosie, Jackie Storer - Director of Global Governance and HR, Graham McCullough - UK HR Manager, John Wilson - Regional Employer Engagement Director, East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association)

One of the leading international manufacturers of aerospace parts, Gardner Aerospace, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant.  Gardner Aerospace are aware of the benefits that Reservists and service leavers bring to the workforce, as they already employ several themselves.

Gardner Aerospace is keen to enhance its corporate social responsibility and reputation by engaging with the Armed Forces Covenant, recognising the value that service personnel Regulars and Reserves, Veterans and military families contribute to the country.

Gardner Aerospace is a highly respectable supplier in the global aerospace industry, supporting the critical production lines of its customers.  They provide the aerospace industry with a supply of high-quality parts for suppliers including Airbus, Embraer, Gulfstream, Pilatus and many others.

The company already benefits from employing Armed Forces personnel, with the CEO Dominic Cartwright, being a former Reservist.  He signed the UK Armed Forces Covenant alongside Major Lance Rosie, of the 103rd Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). They were joined by UK HR Manager, Graham McCullough, who served 31 years in the RAF and Lauren Lucas, HR Manager, who is currently serving as an Army Reservist within 2 Operational Support Group, Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) .

With part of the Armed Forces Covenant pledging to seek the employment of Veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), this signing opens up the opportunity for more Armed Forces personnel and Veterans gaining employment in the aerospace field.

The Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) is a pledge that any organisation can sign that acknowledges that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve.

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Dominic Cartwright commented: “Finding talent is always a challenge, we pride ourselves on our labour turnover numbers. We want Gardner Aerospace to be a great place to work, offering good positions that are well rewarded in terms of pay, together with opportunities to move around the world.”