WWTW Re-awarded CODE Seal of Distinction
The award recognises organisations in the veteran employment space that have achieved the highest levels of effectiveness and efficiency in placing veterans into high quality employment.
Walking With The Wounded are proud to announce that we have been re-awarded the annual Call of Duty Endowment – Seal of Distinction.
The award recognises organisations in the veteran employment space that have achieved the highest levels of effectiveness and efficiency in placing veterans into high quality employment. The Seal infers that WWTW is best in class at placing veterans into high quality jobs, based on criteria and metrics developed by the Call of Duty Endowment. These include effectiveness (number of veterans placed in jobs), efficiency (cost per job placement), organisational stewardship, and job placement quality (types of jobs and length of time veterans have remained in their jobs).
In 2019, WWTW secured 424 paid employment outcomes, an amazing an achievement from our Employment Team who are funded by CODE.
WWTW Beneficiary, Matt, reached out to WWTW last year after falling on hard times due to alcohol addiction, and a subsequent life-saving liver transplant. After making the decision to get his life back on track, Matt worked with his Employment Advisor, Alex, to develop his CV. Alex researched some possible ideas and then put Matt in contact with Age UK’s Men in Sheds – a community-led initiative that offers free space and facilities for men of all ages to regularly get together to socialise and to share and practice their woodworking skills. Matt now attends several times a week to work on his woodwork projects.
Matt said, ‘My Employment Advisor was amazing and found out about Men in Sheds for me. It’s been brilliant. We have our own projects but everyone mucks in together and we have a good laugh and share banter with each other. I like the feeling of working on a project again and I can’t thank WWTW enough for their support.’
Read Matt’s full story here
Find out more about our Employment Programme here