From War to Work: RBC Ex-Military Recruitment
Our troops are now coming home to face a new battle: Unemployment
December 21, 2011 After the largest military deployment
in recent history - our troops are coming home to face a new
battle: Unemployment. Today, Treble
Victor Group and RBC are introducing a new recruitment
program directed at ex-military personnel. With the support
Company and the True
Patriot Love Foundation, the RBC Ex-Military Recruitment
Program aims to help ex-military men and women tap into great
career choices at RBC.
"The leadership training and experience these individuals
received through military service is unparalleled," said
Mark Walden, RBC Commercial Financial Services and President
of Treble Victor Group. "I am personally very proud that
RBC has taken a leadership position in corporate Canada, recognizing
not only the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform but
also in actively trying to bring more people with this background
into the organization."
The true impact of the war is just starting to be felt at
home. Veterans may be facing injury, disability, post traumatic
stress syndrome, even homelessness. Yet, it's the unemployment
problem facing young vets that continues to be overlooked.
"At RBC, we believe that a diverse workforce is central
to serving our clients well. These men and women bring extremely
valuable skills from their military experience," says
Lee Gray, Senior Manager, RBC Recruitment. "A military
resume should not be a barrier to working in corporate Canada.
Organizations should recognize the talents of ex-military
individuals and give them the opportunity to add value in
today's civilian workplace."
RBC has over 60 self-identified current and ex-military personnel
working for the company in various areas of the organization.
Nick Butler, an RBC Investment Retirement Planner, serves
as an infantry officer with a Reserve light infantry unit
based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and has served in the Canadian
Forces since 2001.
"Reservists bring a lot of skills to their civilian
employers," said Butler. "As a Reserve Officer,
I've been trained in a number of transferrable skills - small
unit leadership, human resource management, excelling under
stress, how to work as part of a team, how to systematically
process information, how to handle large projects, and so
Nick Butler is now on leave from RBC for 12 weeks of training
in preparation for his deployment to Afghanistan in February
2012, where he will be involved in Operation ATTENTION
- Canada's participation in the NATO Training Mission in Kabul.
With the help of Treble Victor, Canada Company, and
True Patriot Love, RBC's program hopes to help ex-military
personnel achieve their full career potential. As part of
this program, both past and present military men and women
will be connected with specialized recruitment professionals
that can discuss career options and provide guidance through
To apply for an opportunity or for more information, past
and present military personnel can e-mail a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ex-servicemen and women who have a disability are encouraged
About Treble Victor (3V)
RBC is proud to partner with Treble Victor Group, an ex-military
networking group, founded by two RBC employees. Treble Victor
assists in the development of resources to support the transition
of military leaders to careers in business, government and
not-for-profit sectors. Its mission is to enable ex-military
leaders to achieve their full potential in the marketplace
through common values, teamwork, mentorship and our network's
About Canada Company
RBC works with organizations like Canada Company, a
national charity that unites community and corporate leaders
in support of Canada's troops and their families; ensuring
they receive the support and recognition they deserve. RBC
is pleased to participate in the Canadian Forces Military
Employment Transition Program, partnering with the Canadian
Forces and Canada Company to help ex-military successfully
transition into careers within the private sector.
About True Patriot Love Foundation
RBC is a proud sponsor of the True Patriot Love Foundation a national foundation that provides support and honours members
of the Canadian Military and their families. This foundation
aims to help Canadian civilians gain a better understanding
of the sacrifices our deployed service members and their families
make in their service to our country.
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