Why Post Office is attracting ex-forces personnel

Why Post Office is attracting ex-forces personnel

It’s an exciting time at Post Office as we expand our diverse and talented IT and Change Delivery Teams to include a wide range of skills and life experiences. We’ve recently partnered with FDM Group to recruit ex-forces personnel and people returning to work after a career break. In July, we welcomed nine talented colleagues to the team and we’re currently in the process of recruiting more colleagues from these talent pools who will join us next month.

Nita Nathwani joined our Strategic Portfolio Office after a career break to work on Project Trafalgar and we recently shared Nita’s blog on her career experience and how it transfers to her role at Post Office.

This week, we spoke to Dan McKeown, who joined us as an IT Security Analyst in July, about his past career in the British Army. 


Dan and some of our ex-forces and reservist colleagues have started a networking group at Post Office with the intention of furthering the partnership we have with the Forces. Building on lots of the great work we already have in place at Post Office, they are working towards signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The Covenant recognises the value and contribution made by Post Office to serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families.

To celebrate the Covenant’s signature, the group are planning a charity quiz night in November. Everyone at Post Office is welcome and we’ll share the date once it’s confirmed.

If you’re interested in joining the ex-armed forces and reservist’s network group then join them on Yammer or contact Oliver Sutherland, the group’s Chair, for more details.