Veterans Into Logistics

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In 2018, our founder Darren Wright attended the funeral of close military friend Jamie Doyle who had served 22 years in The Royal Artillery and within less than twelve months of Jamie leaving the British Army he was found dead at home.

After walking away from Jamie’s funeral, Darren thought more needs to be done for ex-military personnel who are struggling to adapt to civilian life.

With Darren having made the transition himself he knew all too well how challenging it was, he too had struggled with the loss of the military network and structured military lifestyle.

In 2020, Veterans into Logistics was formed, we purchased our first HGV training vehicle naming it in memory of Jamie Doyle, enabling us to start our mission.

 

What We Believe

We believe in a world where veterans shouldn’t be struggling to gain meaningful employment upon leaving the armed forces. We believe in a world where veterans shouldn’t be sleeping rough on our streets.

We believe in a world where veterans shouldn’t have to commit a crime to provide for themselves or their families.

We believe in a world where veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting the United Kingdom and its citizens, deserve specialist support on the next step of their life journey.

 

What We Do

Veterans into Logistics want to reduce unemployment among veterans and help ex-military communities gain a successful career in the logistics or transport sector.

We know how difficult it is to leave the Armed Forces. It is a very structured career that requires a person to follow orders and have dedication.

There are strict boundaries, and the role often takes you across the world to work in high-pressure environments. It is not just a job – the people you are surrounded by become a second family. The cross over into civilian life can be challenging, confusing and depressing. You may start to question everything and feel lonely, worthless, and inadequate.

Veterans into Logistics help, mentor, and support veterans as they take this next step in their lives. We know all about the apprehension and upheaval that lays ahead, but the guidance and help we can provide will help with what lays ahead.

 

Who Do We Do It For?

We do it for service leavers, reservists, veterans and families and individuals from deprived areas who are unemployed or on low income who need extra support that may lack confidence and self-belief.

 

Why Do We Do It

We do it because we care and understand the difficulties of leaving the armed forces without a transferable skill. We do it to support veterans into new HGV driving careers with the aim to reduce unemployment, homelessness, imprisonment amongst the veteran community. Unfortunately, too many veterans have been let down upon leaving the military and left ‘by the ‘waste-side’ after serving their country!

 

Why Logistics

A career in logistics benefits everyone. The UK is currently in need of hard-working and reliable HGV drivers. Between 2020 and 2021, an estimated 268,000 people were employed as HGV drivers, 39,000 fewer than between 2018 and 2019.

Part of the reason for the shortage in HGV and LGV drivers is the Covid pandemic and the subsequent restrictions on travel.

In the three months leading up to September 2021, there were 52,000 vacancies for posts in transport and storage. This figure is the highest since records began in 2001. Ex-military personnel are ideally situated to fill this gap!

Jobs in logistics are flexible and perfect for well-supported Veterans to take their next career leap. They can work around their home commitments and are not confined to an office environment.

 

Why It Works

Logistics careers offer structure, stability, and financial security. They are a fantastic choice for military personnel who want secure employment after leaving the Armed Forces.

We help Veterans get started with their logistics careers and give them a good salary in a meaningful work sector.

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Veterans into Logistics is a registered incorporated organisation registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1198384 having its principal office at Birch Mill Business Centre, Heywood, Greater Manchester, OL10 2QQ