A BUSINESS has held an open day to help recovering troops gain employment skills.

The Platform Lift Company hosted a visit of the Personnel Recovery Centre (PRC) from Tidworth Garrison on Wednesday, September 12 at its office in Andover.

The PRC looks after the recovery needs of service personnel who have been diagnosed as wounded, injured or sick.

Visits like the one to the Platform Lift Company form part of its Recovery Transition Course which is focused on future employment.

The day included an introduction to the company and the private sector, details of the structure of the businesses, the roles available and a valuable insight into a civilian working environment.

Denis Tingay, a training warrant officer, said: “We are immensely grateful to the Platform Lift Company for extending this opportunity and for their support to the Armed Forces. Many of these soldiers, sailors and aircrew have limited or no experience of the private sector and therefore these visits are invaluable to their awareness of employment opportunities”

Sean Sullivan, director of the Platform Lift Company, has been supporting the forces for a number of years with career transition workshops (CTP) added: “I have been working closely with CTP assist and Help for Heroes for the last eight years to help wounded service personnel back into civilian street. Part of this role has been helping them develop interviewing skills and producing a suitable CV for future employment within the private sector. I have really enjoyed this experience and look forward to continuing to provide training support to the armed forces.”