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QTS is committed to helping ex forces personnel to find fulfilling and sustainable employment when they leave the military. We believe that those serving in our military have the right skills and experience to join our workforce.

In 2020, we signed the Armed Forces Covenant to became bronze members and in 2023 we progressed to silver status. QTS recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces covenant by supporting the employment and training development of veterans as well as supporting the employment of service spouses and partners. We believe those currently serving can bring a great work ethic, the ability to work under pressure, and the confidence to work in an ever busy and changing environment to the QTS Group.

QTS Armed forces talent


Our Armed Forces champion, Jane McFadzean, has been put in place to maintain the company’s commitment to support the Armed Forces and their families and veterans, and raise the profile of the support provided by the council and the community. The role of the Armed Forces champion is to:

  • be the key link/contact between QTS and the Armed Forces community in the surrounding area
  • be kept up to date on activities being undertaken locally to support service personnel and their families
  • have up to date knowledge on any Armed Forces issues and be able to provide information on local activities
  • attend events relating to the Armed Forces
  • raise the profile of the Armed Forces and ex-Service personnel and promote local events
  • develop and encourage local businesses to support the Covenant


  • Offering two weeks paid leave to Reservists
  • Having a dedicated Armed Forces Champion
  • Making links with local military organisations to discuss vacancies and opportunities
  • Having regular open days and information sessions for those in their transition period
  • Working closely with local cadet groups to promote the railway industry
  • Provide for current ex military staff with free employee assistance counselling and additional health benefits

By working closely with our Regional Director we are hoping to achieving ‘GOLD’ status in the near future! Read about some of our current staff who had a military background and find out about their journey from military life to civvy street.

QTS Armed forces talent

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