Focus on ex-forces and career opportunities

Everyone within our business either knows or has heard of Jim McLachlan, Traffic Director at A-Plant Lux. Recently we commemorated Armistice Day and reflected on Jim’s amazing achievements during his military career – to pay tribute to what he did, to acknowledge how grateful we are for what he went through, and to let him know how proud we are of his efforts to support his fellow veterans.

Jim joined the army at 16 as a Soldier in the Royal Corps of Signals - the Army's professional communicators, providing vital communications for all operational campaigns across the world. After 24 years’ service in the Royal Signals, he attained the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1, and the appointment of Regimental Sergeant Major Class 1, having completed tours of Germany, Northern Ireland, Falklands, Cyprus, Belize and Bosnia.

There are many veterans at A-Plant, and within A-Plant LUX. Jim believes that veterans often don’t understand what they’ve got to offer once they leave the forces and his message to them is this:

“Never underestimate how well you’ve been trained. The training you’ve received as you’ve come up through every rank is second to none. You are good at accepting responsibility and ‘getting the job done right’.

Everything you’ve ever done in the forces has been done to the very highest quality, and the skills you’ve gained around logistics, around moving troops and fleets of helicopters, planes and tanks are all vitally important. They are highly valued in companies like A-Plant and within our industry.”

We speak for everyone at A-Plant in thanking Jim for his service - for protecting our freedoms and for being a huge character in our A-Plant family.

We actively encourage applications from ex Service personnel and as part of our commitment under the Armed Forces Covenant we work with Career Transition Partnership to advertise and promote our fantastic career opportunities. If you are interested in joining the A-Plant family then register your interest now!