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CityFibre signs Armed Forces Covenant to support Britains military personnel

Saf Malik
December 12, 2019

The company have identified military personnel to help support their Gigabit City programme

CityFibre has pledged support to the Armed Forces Covenant and says it will provide working and apprenticeship opportunities to the armed forces community.

Through signing the Covenant, CityFibre recognises the skills and talents of reservists and veterans and will offer injured servicemen and women and bereaved families extra support where appropriate.

CityFibre is currently developing a £2.5bn Gigabit City programme which targets the rollout of wholesale full-fibre infrastructure to more than five million homes and businesses by 2025. CityFibre has mobilised in 27 towns and cities, with network construction in 16 of these locations which have created 1,600 construction jobs.

The company has identified reservists and veterans as the perfect candidates to utilise their military training to support the Gigabit City rollout.

CityFibre CEO Greg Mesch said: “Infrastructure projects of this scale require a wide range of skills but many of those can be found in the men and women who have trained and served in the Armed Forces.

“By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, CityFibre will be able to tap into a community of people who are highly skilled, disciplined and have all the qualities we are looking for to help deliver Britain’s full-fibre future.”

Reserve Forces and Cadets Association head of engagement for Greater London Drew Jeacock added: “CityFibre has shown that by signing the Armed Forces Covenant they are committed to supporting members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.

“As a business, it has pledged specific steps to ensure the Defence community is not disadvantaged and that it recognises the transferable skills that reservists and veterans bring to the workplace.”

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