By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
The Deloitte Military Transition and Talent programme was launched recently. It seeks to support, transition and develop those leaving the armed forces by introducing them to the business world, and helping them with specific skills and networking opportunities. Leading Deloitte’s new programme is Chris Recchia, an ex-army captain who joined Deloitte in 2001 and is now a partner in the firm’s enterprise risk services team.
Major Peter Flynn, currently serving in the Parachute Regiment, said: ‘’The Insight day at Deloitte was hugely informative and answered two key questions: exactly what does a top end professional services firm like Deloitte do and just how could you fit in? It provides an ideal stepping stone on the transition pathway from military service to civilian career.”
Since 2010, Deloitte has been working with Help for Heroes (H4H), a national charity that supports wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans and their families. The firm has helped H4H tackle urgent strategic and organisational issues, as well as raise funds to support its core mission.
Other ex-forces employees ensure that smaller charities close to their heart are also supported through their own fundraising efforts which the firm is happy to support. Jon Wear, an ex-paratrooper and now a senior consultant in ERS, is teaming up with ex-paratrooper colleagues at Barclays to run the London marathon this year.