QTS signs Armed Forces Covenant

December 2020


QTS is delighted to announce that it has signed the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, will be treated fairly and not disadvantaged.

To date, The Covenant has been signed by more than 6000 organisations, all of which have set out their support for members of the Armed Forces community employed by them or accessing their products and services. By signing, QTS has committed to upholding the core principles of The Covenant and to promote that QTS is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.

The railway contractor has committed to a package of support for serving and ex-forces personnel and their families. It includes additional leave for training, support for those with family away on service and recruitment efforts to support ex-servicemen and women considering a career in engineering.

Colin Vooght, Head of Engagement at Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, the organisation which manages relationships between employers and defence in Scotland, said: “As one of Scotland’s most dynamic companies, we’re so delighted to welcome them to defence.” 

Alan McLeish, Managing Director of QTS Group, added:

“At QTS, we are proud of the inclusive and welcoming environment that we have created for our team. For us, signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant is another way of ensuring everyone, including those who have served, who applies for a role within QTS will be treated fairly and equally.

“Rail is a fast moving and innovative industry which offers a range of careers that would be well suited for those who have served within the Armed Forces. We are looking forward to exploring this new partnership and to showing that our industry is ready and open for new and talented individuals who may be looking for a new direction after leaving the forces.”

Notes for the Editor:


About QTS: QTS is one of the country’s leading railways contractors, founded by MD, Alan McLeish. As a multi-discipline railway contractor, they provide specialist services in: vegetation management, drainage services, fencing, training, civil engineering, earthworks, geotechnical services, industrial rope access and specialist plant fleet hire.

About Lowland Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association: LoRFCA is established as a Crown Agency by Act of Parliament, to support the Reserve Forces and Cadets across the Lowlands of Scotland.

About the Armed Forces Covenant: The Armed Forces Covenant is not a charitable organisation. It is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and are not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives

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