Tuesday, 16th November, 2021

Cory signs Armed Forces Covenant

Cory has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the company’s commitment to supporting Armed Forces personnel, reservists, veterans and their families, and aligning its values with those of the Covenant.

Agreeing to the terms of the Covenant means that Cory will actively encourage job applications from veterans and reservists to provide job opportunities to this community and to enhance the company's employment pool.

Cory is keen to employ ex-service personnel and support them in the transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life. To do this, Cory will supply additional assistance when needed, including support with wellbeing and providing training as required.

This support will extend to veteran’s families as well as active reservists. Anyone securing a role at Cory who is part of the reserve forces will be allowed time off to undertake any related duties, and flexibility at other times to ensure the two roles work well together.

Cory’s Chief Executive, Dougie Sutherland, said:

When the Covenant was brought to our attention, we knew that it was something that we wanted to support, especially given the company’s history of military involvement and its role in both World Wars. In WWI Cory mobilised as D Company, 6th Battalion of The Buffs (commonly known as Cory's Unit) and many lost their lives fighting in France. It mobilised its boats in support of the war effort in both World Wars, losing 15 boats in WWI and 13 in WWII.

As an ex-serviceman, I am well aware that ex-service personnel have a range of skills that would be valuable to Cory, and we’re committed to providing the additional support and flexibility needed to ensure they are happy in their roles and able to undertake ongoing Armed Forces duties.