Lifting equipment manufacturer and service provider, Konecranes Demag UK Limited, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The company has made a commitment to support the Armed Forces community and recognise the contribution to society and business made by serving, reservist and veteran military personnel.

There is a strong synergy between the training and education programmes provided to engineers in the Armed Forces and the skill sets required by lifting equipment Service Technicians

As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, Konecranes Demag has pledged to promote a recruitment pathway for service personnel, their spouses and partners, ensuring that no member of the Armed Forces faces disadvantage in seeking employment with Konecranes Demag. The company also recognises that in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate and has promised support, including special leave and deployment, for reservists and leaders of military cadet organisations.

Konecranes Demag already has military leavers within its ranks, including former RAF personnel who are working in training and branch management roles. The company is now focusing on a programme of further recruitment of employees from service backgrounds.