The relaunch occasion happened on the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Dunfermline on August 23. Amazon employees and senior administration had the chance to interact with a wide range of navy stands, automobiles and tools.
Regional Studying & Improvement Officer, Lieutenant Commander Garth Atkinson RNR, represented the Royal Navy. 154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment and seventh Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (7 SCOTS) attended the occasion to signify the British Army. 603 (Metropolis of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Power represented the Royal Air Power. Common models, together with troopers from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS), additionally attended.
Automobiles on show included a Foxhound Protected Patrol Car, Area Ambulance, and an EPLS MK3 truck. Guests had the possibility to get palms on with tools together with Army Bergens in addition to making an attempt out a digital actuality simulator.
The tri-service stands had been adopted by a presentation of a £15,000 cheque for sponsorship funding from Amazon to ChamberFORCE. The funding can be accessible over a three-year interval. Fife Chamber of Commerce Chief Govt Alan Mitchell accepted the cheque on behalf of the opposite taking part Chambers from Amazon Dunfermline Basic Supervisor Jamie Pressure.
ChamberFORCE is a partnership programme between chosen Chambers of Commerce in Scotland and their native Navy, Army and RAF models, designed to carry tangible advantages to Chamber members and to Defence. The founding Chambers of Commerce have all signed the Armed Forces Covenant and achieved ERS Gold Awards: Fife Chamber of Commerce, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, Moray Chamber of Commerce and Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce.
Highland RFCA first launched the initiative in November 2018, with the intention of bringing the taking part Chambers of Commerce and Armed Forces Reserve models nearer collectively. Defence Relationship Administration (DRM) supported the preliminary pilot.
ERS Gold Award holder, Amazon, sponsored a digital management occasion with Fife Chamber again in 2020. Eager to develop the connection with different Chambers of Commerce, Amazon is sponsoring the following part of the ChamberFORCE mission. Amazon is now the official company sponsor of ChamberFORCE for the following three years, enabling the taking part stakeholders to ship advocacy for Defence.
This yr, by its Navy Programme, Amazon will recruit over 300 veterans, reservists and navy spouses in over 35 totally different jobs. These jobs vary from well being & security specialists, engineers, gross sales managers and workforce leaders to senior managers.
Amazon was awarded the Employer of the 12 months Award on the Ex-Forces in Enterprise Awards for 2 years in succession for its excellent efforts in supporting ex-services personnel and navy spouses.
Alan Mitchell, Fife Chamber Chief Govt, mentioned:
On behalf of all of the taking part Chambers of Commerce, I need to thank Amazon for embracing ChamberFORCE.
We’re all very enthusiastic about working with the Amazon workforce and our associates at HRFCA to create an thrilling programme of occasions that may strengthen the bonds between the companies and the navy models throughout the 4 areas that we signify.
Amazon has benefited enormously from using ex-military personnel and reservists, and we would like ChamberFORCE to supply a platform for a lot of different companies to take pleasure in the identical advantages.
Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce was represented by Chief Govt Damon Scott, and Dundee and Angus Chamber by Sarah Younger, Occasions and Advertising and marketing Supervisor. Scottish Chambers of Commerce Deputy Chief Govt, Charandeep Singh, was additionally in attendance.
I stay up for supporting the ChamberFORCE programme and unlocking the alternatives for Scotland’s communities. With many sectors and firms persevering with to quote recruitment challenges and abilities shortages as a barrier to progress, ChamberFORCE is a wonderful instance of how partnership working can deal with the massive challenges dealing with our financial system.