On 17 December 2010, SPIE and Défense Mobilité, the French Defense Ministry's outplacement agency, signed a partnership agreement to help Defence military and civilian personnel find new jobs with the SPIE Group when they leave the armed forces.
Result of long-standing cooperation
The SPIE group, European leader in electrical and mechanical engineering, HVAC services, energy and communication systems, has been adding former servicemen and women to its ranks for many years.
The partnership targets three groups: active soldiers participating in a career transition programme and those who have returned to civilian life less than three years ago; civilian personnel in the process of leaving the public sector; and spouses of Defence military and civilian personnel.
The objective is to match SPIE job vacancies with CVs gathered by Défense Mobilité. Group information sessions and screening interviews by SPIE human resources and line managers will continue to take place at the Military Job Training Centre in Fontenay-le-Comte(*).
Other activities will be jointly conducted, such as job fairs and workshops, seminars and various surveys.
Every year, tens of thousands of career and contract soldiers leave active service after acquiring unique skills and expertise. This transition will only grow over the next few years as restructurings of the armed forces lead to reductions in personnel. Défense Mobilité has become the sole contact point for companies and the three target groups. The agency is developing a comprehensive training policy in support of re-employment.
For its part, SPIE is seeking to better meet its hiring needs by forging a stronger and long-term partnership with Défense Mobilité.
(*) This centre provides training that leads to job qualifications for all servicemen and women transitioning into the private sector, with the aim of helping them re-enter the job market.
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