John Deere launches military service leavers career programme

Farm machinery manufacturer John Deere has launched a careers programme for military service leavers, offering members of the armed forces the opportunity to transition into technician roles at dealerships across the UK and Ireland.

Service leavers, who often have a wealth of experience and unique skill sets, will now be able to apply to the John Deere Military Hiring Programme, which follows in the footsteps of a similar scheme launched in the US last year.

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Allan Cochran, John Deere branch training manager, said: “We are passionate about finding a way to give back to those who have served our country.

“The armed forces produce people who are highly skilled, motivated and extremely competent, and many already have the engineering skills needed to become qualified technicians. 

“It’s the perfect fit for John Deere – we are able to play our part in supporting those resettling following careers in the armed forces while also attracting a different pool of people into the business.”

Interested service leavers and ex-service members can learn more and fill out a contact card by visiting John Deere’s website.

After making contact, an ex-services member of the John Deere network will be in touch to discuss career options. 

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