CeraPhi Energy signs the Armed Forces Covenant
24 November 2021
CeraPhi Energy signs the Armed Forces Covenant, a private closed door event in the MoD alongside Mission Renewable formed to harness the opportunity for skills migration from the veteran community to jobs in the renewable energy sector and Aker Offshore Wind. Signing on behalf of the Ministry of Defence was Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw OBE MSc BEng MInstRE, MoD’s Chief of Defence Logistics and Support.
CeraPhi Energy has made the pledge to support the formation of armed forces communities across the renewable sector, developing exemplars, mentors, and enabling service veterans to help each other. Mission Renewable is also working with the MoD to develop new supported pathways for service leavers, enabling the use of MoD resettlement ‘credits’ so that service leavers are able to access funding to obtain the safety and technical qualifications required to enter, the renewable energy sector.
“These are early days for the Renewable sector” said James Cameron, CEO Mission Renewable, “But what is clear is that ‘Green’ careers will become a destination of choice for our service leavers and veterans. As our nation moves to meet the challenges in sustainability, the fast growth of the renewable energy sector will need men and women of quality to power it. Our Armed Forces community have much to offer, and by harnessing this national resource, industry too can benefit greatly.
“Companies like CeraPhi are keen to tap into that potential. From our work in other sectors, we’ve learnt a great deal about successful transition, and the power of advocacy, and it is now our responsibility to help promote these positive business behaviours in support of the renewable sector.”
“We are in a new era of reuse and sustainability, said Karl Farrow, CeraPhi CEO, reusing skills and disciplined ability is a key part of building a sustainable foundation and supporting transition, no one deserves more recognition that those men and women throughout the globe who served their countries, keeping us safe well and healthy in our daily lives. I have been in a fortunate position to have been able to offer many of these ex-service personal from various nationalities an ability to transition from service to civvy street and we continue to support these combined efforts and look forward to working with the MoD and the Mission Renewable cause as we ourself transition.”