Dunmow lifting and shipping company is praised by the Ministry of Defence for its support

Containerlift has been recognised for its committment to The Defence Employment Recognition Scheme.

Containerlift has been recognised for its committment to The Defence Employment Recognition Scheme. Picture: CONTAINERLIFT - Credit: Archant

A Dunmow-based company is celebrating after being presented with a prestigious award by the Ministry of Defence.

Containerlift has been praised for its commitment to The Defence Employment Recognition Scheme – an initiative which encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same.

The lifting and shipping company scooped a bronze award after showing their support by employing a number of ex-forces personnel.

Joost Baker, managing director, said: “At least 20% of our drivers are ex-forces, who often enter the industry with little or no experience of civilian employment, but we believe they are worth the time and investment.

“Last year we visited a squadron to deliver driver training and on the back of this we employed a driver. He had very little road experience driving an articulated vehicle so with a bit of training he now has a successful career within the industry.”


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