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Employer Connections


The Career Transition Partnership provides the connection for hundreds of employers seeking to employ Service leavers which results in numerous opportunities and offers of employment for leavers and veterans. The CTP is delighted that the skills and qualities that Service leavers possess are recognised and sought by so many of the UKs leading organisations, some of which are listed below.

 Babcock International employs nearly 27,000 people across the world.

Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation. In the last decade the Group has been extremely successful in growing both through acquisition and organically, seeing revenue increase from £378m in 2003 to over £3.2bn in 2013.

As Babcock's business grows and its skill requirements change, they will always be looking for experienced professionals, trade and craft personnel. They offer a hugely diverse number of career options, whether you join us as an apprentice, student, graduate or fully qualified professional.
There are many reasons to choose a Rolls-Royce career. The fact that we’re a global organisation active in 50 countries, and that we’ve spent the past 100 years building a reputation for technical innovation and excellence, are chief among them. Perhaps of even greater interest, however, is the fact that we expect to double in size over the next decade.

Thanks to the dedication of our people, our global order book currently stands at £62 billion. To complete these orders to the exacting standards our customers expect, we need to grow. This means a wealth of opportunities for anyone who joins us. It means the chance to work with some of the world’s finest professional minds, to contribute to the future of responsible, low-impact power systems, to develop your skills and expertise to the highest levels, to gain international exposure with a company known for excellence, reliability and integrity.

Rolls-Royce has enabled land-speed records, designed ships that can shatter sheets of Arctic ice and developed turbines that generate power in some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Over the past century, on land, at sea and in the air, we’ve continuously redefined what is possible.

Join Rolls-Royce now, and you could do the same.
 Sainsburys was founded in 1869 and today operates over 1,106 supermarkets and convenience stores and employs around 157,000 colleagues. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and have invested in our stores, our colleagues and our channels to deliver the best possible shopping experience. Our strong culture and values are part of our identity and integral to our success.
Tasked with maintaining the UK’s nuclear deterrent and supporting national nuclear security, the Atomic Weapons Establishment is unlike any other organisation. Together, our Aldermaston and Burghfield sites represent one of the nation’s largest high technology research and development facilities, with engineering expertise and capabilities that are truly second-to-none.
Carillion plc is one of the UK's leading support services and construction companies, employing around 50,000 people. We have a portfolio of award-winning work in areas vital to society: health, education and regeneration, road, rail, defence and commercial property. From first concept to ongoing facilities management and support services, we provide high quality, cost effective and sustainable solutions, tailored to the needs of our customers.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries.

Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles.
SSE is one of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK with around 10 million customers across our Southern Electric, Swalec, Scottish Hydro and Atlantic Energy brands.
Balfour Beatty is a world-class infrastructure services business. We operate across the infrastructure lifecycle with strong positions in major markets. We have four market-leading businesses in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.
Dixons Retail is one of Europe's leading specialist electrical retailing group. We trade through 1,200 stores and on-line stores, spanning 28 countries and employing over 40,000 people.

Our retail and e-tail brands include PC World, Curry's and in the UK and Ireland, Elkjøp in the Nordic countries, UniEuro in Italy, Kotsovolos in Greece, Electro World in Central Europe, Greece and Turkey, PC City in Spain and Italy and across Europe. read more

We operate a multi-channel approach to electrical retailing and offer customers a comprehensive range of after sales services.

Underpinning Dixons Retail's Core Purpose - Bringing Life To Technology - are core values, which have been developed for our customers and for our colleagues.

We promote values that represent our customers' experience when they come to our stores, shop on-line with us, are visited by one of our engineers, book our home delivery service, or contact us for support. We aspire to have our customers know and say the following about us:

- They're interested in working out what's right for me
- It's an exciting place to be and easy to shop
- I can get what I want when I want it
- The prices are good
- They make things work and keep them working
- They deal with queries/complaints brilliantly

For our colleagues, we believe there are four core values that constitute who we are, as individuals and as a team:

- We love to make our customers happy
- We know our stuff
- We love to work here
- We deliver
National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.
Tesco is a fast paced food retailer and our success depends on people: the people who shop with us and the people who work with us. We are seeking to recruit Line Managers through the CTP. For more information please see the events page on the CTP website and come along to one of our briefings.
British Airways Maintenance Glasgow undertakes heavy maintenance on the British Airways Boeing and Airbus aircraft. There are over 200 British Airways Engineering colleagues based at our two-bay hangar at Glasgow International Airport, supplemented with contractors. Support specialists work in our quality and training, technical, planning and materials teams.
Royal Mail Group is unique in reaching everyone in the UK through its mails, Post Office and parcels businesses. Every working day Royal Mail processes and delivers around 68 million items to 29 million addresses. Each week we serve around 20 million customers through our network of 11,800 Post Office branches. Each year our domestic and European parcels businesses – General Logistics Systems and Parcelforce Worldwide – handle some 400 million parcels
Ericsson provides award-winning TV solutions and services that enable global media companies and operators to deliver TV content, either directly to consumers or for professional digital video content exchange. With a broad suite of open, standards-based products, Ericsson offers the highest quality solutions for Digital TV, HDTV, VOD, IPTV, Mobile TV, connected home, content management and advanced advertising, based on industry leading technology and a strong heritage in television.
Willmott Dixon Partnerships specialises in the repairs and maintenance of housing stock and public buildings and is part of one of the largest privately owned construction companies in the UK, we pride ourselves on strong family values of loyalty, respect, honesty and openness.
British Gas is a British-owned company. As part of the Centrica Group, we provide gas, electricity and home repair services to millions of customers in Scotland, Wales and England. In fact, we are the UK's leading energy and Home Services provider.

FirstGroup plc is the world's leading transport operator.

We are Britain's largest bus operator running more than one in five of all local bus services. A fleet of nearly 8,500 buses carries 3 million passengers a day in more than 40 major towns and cities. We also operate Greyhound UK.

We operate passenger and freight services in the UK. Our passenger operations include regional, intercity and commuter services – First Great Western, First ScotRail, First Capital Connect, First TransPennine Express and First Hull Trains. We also operate the Croydon Tramlink network on behalf of Transport for London.

Siemens is a global powerhouse in electronics and electircal engineering, actively operating in over 190 countries. We’re offering a wide range of pioneering products for energy efficiency, industrial productivity, affordable healthcare and intelligent infrastructure, with a quickly growing focus on sustainability. To find answers to the toughest questions of our time, we need open-minded and curious people who dare to ask them. Just like the more than 405, 000 people of Siemens. And maybe just like you.
BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.
LEGOLAND parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group. Merlin Entertainments Group ranks as Europe’s number one visitor attractions operator and second in the world after Disney.

It operates 50 visitor attractions in 12 different countries worldwide under the following brands: LEGOLAND; SEA LIFE; GARDALAND; THORPE PARK; Alton Towers; Chessington World of Adventures; the Dungeons; Madame Tussauds; London Eye and the Earth Explorer.
Argos is a unique, multi-channel retailer, selling general merchandise and products for the home and garden from over 700 stores within the UK and Republic of Ireland. We serve over 130 million customers a year and take 36% of sales through the internet. We employee over 33,000 members of staff throughout the business and at Christmas our usual retail and distribution workforce doubles.
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Our business is based on our products being available to our customers; when they want them, how they want them and at a price that’s right for them too. To make sure our chain of excellence is never broken and our Argos promise of customer service is exceeded we employ over 4000 people across 9 distribution centres. 

The supply chain and logistics network supporting this successful organisation makes a career in Distribution an exciting, challenging career choice. From warehouse management, to logistics and project management, Argos Distribution is always looking for talented individuals to develop as the business grows and expands. 

If you excel in inspiring and leading others to exceed, have a passion for quality, service and a competitive will to win then we want you! 

Argos is proud to be part of the Home Retail Group, which includes Homebase. Between us we have over 60 years of heritage allowing us to enjoy market leading positions and have pride in our significant purchasing powers. Together we serve over 3 million customers a week from 1,094 stores and 17 Distribution Centres.

So if you’re looking for a career within the UK’s leading multi-channel retailer then join us today….who knows where you’ll be in 5 years time.
We're an intensely customer-connected telecommunications operation, dedicated to delivering world-class customer experience. Whatever your core attributes, we're keen to recruit individuals who combine excellent relationship-building and communication skills with a positive, professional attitude to delivering results.
- G4S is the largest security services provider in the world, with operations in more than 125 countries across six continents.
- The Group offers a wide range of secure solutions and business processes, including secure facilities management, security consultancy, event security, secure transport services, security systems and security services to governments.
- G4S provides services to public, private and corporate customers.
- G4S plc is a FTSE 100 listed company, and is also listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
- In 2010, the Group had a turnover of £7.3 billion.
- With over 625,000 employees G4S is the largest employer on the London Stock Exchange.
Wondering who we are? We're the first people in the UK to offer TV, Broadband, Phone and Mobile – all from one place.

We're here to make your digital world the brilliant place it should be.

Here’s what we believe in. Great products. Great people. Amazing service. Which is where you come in. Ready for a new challenge? Want to be part of our team? You've come to the right place.
Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services, responsible for delivering major projects and maintenance frameworks for Network Rail. The brand is well established, with a great reputation within the rail industry, and the business is growing at an impressive rate. We are award-winning specialists having designed and constructed all forms of railway across Europe and the UK.

We are looking to our future in the railway industry with continued enthusiasm and a commitment to improve everything we do. To deliver the challenges set by a rapidly changing railway environment we constantly seek to adapt our behaviour and culture in order to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and stakeholders. We have focused our business on providing best in class performance in key areas, which is demonstrated in the way that we deliver rail infrastructure projects.

Our approach to project delivery is to challenge the status quo through value management and value engineering, offering innovative solutions, whilst ensuring that output quality is guaranteed first time every time.

All of this is achieved through our greatest asset, our people. With this unity of purpose, we will play our part in providing 21st century railway systems. Our people are our strength and everyone working for Colas Rail plays a vital part in the success of the company. Together, we work on some of Europe's most high profile rail infrastructure projects.

Our parent company employs over 125,000 people on five continents and we are always interested in recruiting new staff for a range of positions. No matter what your current position, if you believe you have the skills to contribute to our future success, then we want to hear from you.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB in the UK operates from more than 20 locations nationally and employs around 3,000 people. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

This is a multicultural and global business that believes as strongly in the latest thinking as it does the latest technology. As part of our team, you could enjoy the best of both worlds while leaving your legacy.

The Charles Derby Group of companies are financial planning businesses offering advice across the full spectrum of financial services, covering both multi-tied and fully independent models. We offer a specific service dealing with analysis and advice around existing pension, investment and protection policies as well as providing free financial health checks.

The Charles Derby Group is a national business with over 300 advisers all over the UK. We offer a full financial planning service to clients nationwide and are continually strengthening our adviser base through ongoing recruitment of top quality qualified competent personnel.

Morgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a network of local offices.

The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion.

Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services.

The company operates across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, transport and water markets.

Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, affordable housing, urban regeneration and investments.