US- and UK-based parking organisations have joined forces to support ex-military personnel in careers in the transport sector.
On Remembrance Day, it has been announced that Veterans in Parking UK, an initiative launched by the British Parking Association (BPA), and the US not-for-profit Veterans in Parking have agreed in principle to the creation of a strategic partnership alliance.
Their mission is to raise awareness and promote opportunities for military veterans "enabling them to enter into meaningful and rewarding careers in the respective parking and transportation sectors in the UK and the US".
The BPA says it has already welcomed over 100 ex-servicemen and women to its LinkedIn group, recognising that there are already many working within the sector who have previously served their country and who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and skills to their respective organisations.
Dave Smith, BPA head of communications, said: “A key theme of our association's new strategic plan will be to promote an inclusive and professional sector, and Veterans in Parking provides an opportunity for us to champion our sector as an inclusive place for veterans to work, and to help them navigate recruitment challenges with tangible support and guidance as part of our dedicated community."
Veterans in Parking and Veterans in Parking UK "will enjoy a larger geographical footprint, enhanced visibility, and the opportunity to combine resources", BPA says.