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Every year thousands of Deloitte professionals give their time and expertise to help others. Janice O’Neill, senior consultant in the Organisation Transformation team within Deloitte’s Human Capital practice is one of them. She attended one of Deloitte’s insight days for military service leavers, which helped build her knowledge on how to change career. She now volunteers as part of the Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme Insight Days. She shares her story and talks about the work she does to help others to undertake a similar move.
In the UK, thousands of disadvantaged women struggle to find opportunities. The Luminary Bakery, a social enterprise supported by Deloitte’s One Million Futures programme, offers skills training, paid employment and a supportive community to help them thrive. Social enterprises are profit making businesses, which exist to drive positive environmental, community or social change.
Anna*, a refugee from Europe now living in London, is just one of the women whose future has been transformed thanks to the Luminary Bakery. To mark Buy Social for a Better World Week she shares her story – showing how something as simple as buying a cake with a cause can change a life.
Earlier this year, following a 20-year career in the military, Pete decided to embark upon a career change. He attended one of our Military Transition & Talent Insight Days and has now been at Deloitte for two months, working as a senior manager in Risk Advisory’s public sector cyber team. Here he tells us how the skills he developed during his time in the military have set him up for his new career.
Joanna Lumley, Ray Winstone, Larry Lamb, Hugh Bonneville and Nick Knowles are just some of the well-known faces encouraging employers to hire ex-service personnel. They all feature in Veterans Work: The Films, premiered by Deloitte UK with the Officers’ Association, and showcasing the value of hiring veterans into UK plc – something Liz Coombs, associate Director Global Business Tax says is a win/win.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “veteran”? Well some assume it is an American term and do not even associate it with our UK armed forces, while others think that veterans are old soldiers from WWII.
Yet, the reality is that a veteran could be a 26-year old woman with cyber skills.