Cygnet working with Walking with the Wounded

Cygnet Hospital Colchester recently hosted an Insight Day for military veterans in conjunction with Walking with the Wounded.

The event was hosted by Paul Walsh-Scott, Regional Facilities Director, and organised by Samantha Nicholls, Property Director, who has been working with Walking with the Wounded for a number of weeks with a view to promoting recruitment opportunities for on-site maintenance positions across the Cygnet group.

Established in 2010, Walking with the Wounded supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment.

Walking with the Wounded recognise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel and want to complement these qualities, as well as provide support to transfer their skills into the civilian workplace. Walking with the Wounded offer assistance through our programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military.

The event was attended by a number of veterans looking for employment and HR representatives from Walking with the Wounded. The veterans got to meet hospital staff, members of the facilities team as well as having a tour of the hospital.

“The day was a pleasure to host and to lay the foundations of what will hopefully prove to be a longstanding and positive association with Walking with the Wounded.”Paul Walsh-Scott, Regional Facilities Director

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