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Marathon in forces-friendly pledge

IT and managed service provider Marathon has strengthened its commitment to UK service personnel by signing the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) and pledging to be a forces-friendly employer, for example by encouraging job applicants from the Forces and enabling employees to continue with reserve duties while working for Marathon.

The signing ceremony at Marathon’s Head Office in Chessington was attended by CEO Iain Maclean and Brigadier Niall Stokoe OBE, Chief Information Officer at Permanent Joint Headquarters.

Brigadier Stokoe said: “One of our key priorities is helping our men and women to transition to meaningful careers outside of the military when they decide to leave. It is really encouraging to see growing businesses like Marathon embracing the benefits that recruiting forces leavers can bring to business and we look forward to working with them.”

Marathon already employs a number of ex-services personnel, notably Andy Simpson, Head of Security Practice, who joined the company’s cyber security team from the Ministry of Defence after 22 years of military service.

www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/ www.marathon-ms.com

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