Bruno Wood is an Associate Director, and Head of Government Projects at Carbon60. Since leaving regular service in 2014, Bruno has been a Reserve for the 600 (City of London) Squadron in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. As part of Carbon60’s support of the Armed Forces, we take pride in employing current and ex-service members, and giving them the support that they need.
What does your role at Carbon60 involve?
“In my role, I manage many projects that involve Defence activity. The business is a strong advocate of Defence and the benefits it can bring to our business more widely, whether it is engaging veterans or their families, helping service leavers to find careers or promoting Reserve opportunities for our workers. The benefits that Defence experience can bring to our business and the rich skills that Defence breeds in its people are always at the forefront of what we do.”
What does Carbon60 do to support you and other members of the Armed Forces that they employ?
“I have great support from my line manager to be given the flexibility in my role to fulfil my reservist duties without impacting on my work. The 10 additional paid days leave are of particular benefit as it lets me save my annual leave for my family, which is very important to allow me to balance my home life with work and reserve service.”
Carbon60 are also part of the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. In 2016, we were awarded the Bronze Award, and we are now proud to be Silver Award holders. We have just submitted our application to gain Gold certification, and will find out the results later this year.
The Armed Forces Covenant requires employers to provide ongoing support and employment opportunities to Reservists, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, Veterans, wounded, injured and sick personnel, as well as military families. In order to qualify for the Armed Forces Covenant, employers must be nominated by a current employee who has a military background or ongoing military commitments, so Bruno kindly volunteered:
“As a reservist, the company provides me with a lot of flexibility to allow me to fulfil my military commitments when required. Carbon60 has been working with military bodies for over 30 years and as such they are very accommodating in their support of reservists and veterans who work for them but also still have commitments to the Armed Forces.”
Navy Football Sponsorship
Carbon60 are proud to sponsor the Royal Navy Football Team 1st XI, who wear our logo on their shirts. Navy Football said this about our partnership:
“To have Carbon60 commit themselves again to Navy Football is another indication of how our partnership has gone from strength to strength. The challenge from the President of the RNFA (Royal Navy Football Association) to take Navy Football from ‘Good’ to ‘Great’ can only be delivered with the help of our sponsors, and with Carbon60 once again on board, and more committed than ever, our footballers will get the support that they absolutely deserve.”
For more information on how we can help current or ex-service members and their families improve their chances of getting into work, visit Carbon60 Connect Mentoring.