Military Feet on the Ground by Chris Eaton
Geotechnical Engineering Ltd of Gloucester have taken on board the recent MoD’s initiative to not only recruit from many highly trained and self motivated Ex Regular forces, but also to encourage the current staff to consider joining the ever expanding Reserve Forces to enjoy an active demanding new and exciting experience whilst at the same time developing their self confidence, and organisational skills, not to mention gaining new qualifications, useful in their civilian work lives.
Geotechnical Engineering Ltd currently employs 11 Ex Regular and current Reserve Force personnel, coming from all three services, Army, Navy and Air Force. Like the new modern Armed Forces all Tri service personnel now combine at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd in working together providing the company with first class employees. With their well disciplined skills and great team work these members of staff are helping to expand and improve an ever increasingly busy profitable company.
Managing Director Andrew Milne, whose family has run the business for over 50 years here in Gloucester, says ‘the employment of Ex Military personnel has proven to be a positive step. Combining already well motivated and organized employees allows Geotechnical Engineering Ltd to quickly train and introduce them into a civilian working world, making the former military staff effective in a short period of time. Geotechnical Engineering Ltd also supports existing staff who have volunteered to join the Reserve Forces. This provides our staff with second to none team and specialist training, building their confidence and skill base, in doing so providing the company with added staff value.’