Remembrance Sunday, which falls on November 8 this year, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. This cause is very close the hearts of all at FACTS Magazine team as colleagues and family members have served in the armed forces.

FACTS Magazine is always delighted to hear of initiatives that help ex-forces members re-enter civilian life and Gerrards of Swinton, a long established and family run haulage company in the building trade, are giving something back to the community by offering free courses to ex-army members.

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Due to a lack in experience or training that is required by a lot of civilian companies, ex forces members can sometimes find it hard to get into civilian employment when they leave the army. Managing Director Sebastian Gerrard is ex-army himself and felt moved to provide a route for ex-forces members to re-enter civilian employment more easily and make more of their lives post-military.

In partnership with the Tarmac Group, the free ex-forces courses project concentrates on providing quality civilian training in areas such as tipper truck and health & safety qualifications. These two courses and all others are provided to ex-army personnel absolutely free of charge on our fleet of tipper trucks. The programme is an accessible way for our heroes to become productive members of society again while also helping them to avoid pitfalls in their life such as ending up on the streets, or worse. After receiving their expert training, all trainees will have priority over any jobs that will be available with us or other companies throughout the country.

Enrolling in ex-forces training is easy; all you have to do in order to take part is get in touch with Gerrards of Swinton by phone and they will be happy to answer your questions as well as book you on the next course absolutely free of charge.

For more information: 07534 999 371