We have policies in place to support our Armed Forces community colleagues, including those who choose to join the Reserve Services, and offer information about joining the Reserves and Regulars throughout the year.
Wolferstans signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2015 and were awarded the Gold Defence Employers Recognition Scheme Award in 2017, the first law firm in the Country. We were very proud to accept the Award from Prince Harry!
Here’s a few questions we asked some of our colleagues from our Armed Forces community:
Very varied depending on the particular job role of the posting; anything from physical training, analysis of intelligence data, vehicle maintenance, travelling, preparing and presenting intelligence briefs for personnel.
To be able to be the mum to my children that my mum was to me. I didn’t want to miss their first steps!
The spontaneity of jobs, travel and adventure.
Legal assistant in the Court of Protection Team of Wolferstans.
Dealing with large amounts of data, prioritising and working to multiple deadlines and working under pressure.
Wolferstans hold the Gold Award under the MOD Armed Forces covenant employer recognition scheme. I am lucky that my employer supports me to be involved in events which support the armed forces community so I get more opportunities to be involved in events which otherwise I may not see advertised!
Tank crewman and Squadron Signals NCO
As a Controlled Signaller I was responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the communications equipment installed on all the Squadron’s vehicles (armoured and soft skinned) and for carrying out any field repairs required. As Gunner Mech I also assisted the Squadron and Regimental Gunnery Instructors in making sure all our turret crews maintained the skills they required to fight their tanks. On top of that I commanded the Squadron tracked ambulance, so I had to ensure that that vehicle was always ready to deploy at short notice if required.
Uncertainty caused by the amalgamation of our Regiment under Options for Change in 1992, caused me to re-evaluate what the future held for me in the Army.
The comradery of working within a close-knit crew.
Compliance Manager here at Wolferstans.
Dealing with large complex issues and being able to prioritise my time in order to meet multiple deadlines and be able to work under pressure.
Although new to Wolferstans, I am keen to involve myself in the events my employer runs in support of the Armed Forces community and I have a keen interest in ensuring that our Armed Forces Veterans and their families continue to get the respect and support they so rightly deserve.
19 years plus 16 months reserve service.
Check engineering defect register and carry out required works; conduct daily routines checking all engineering equipment for daily use; react to emergencies such as fire alarms or man over board alarms and of course just like any good weapons engineer, I’d ensure the kettle and the television were fully operational!
Variety of each day, camaraderie and free socks!
Trainee Solicitor in the Personal Injury department.
Adaptability; can do attitude; thinking outside the box
I’m also the Armed Forces Co-ordinator at Wolferstans and arrange for us to support various events including Armed Forces Day, Poppy Day, Walking Home for Christmas, Bake for Heroes, HMS Raleigh’s Cornwell cycling challenge and many more.