Supporting those who serve; TCi signs the Armed Forces Covenant

A pledge to recognise and actively encourage the employment of individuals from the armed forces

As an increasingly substantial employer and steadily growing company, TCi is well aware of the invaluable contribution that ex-service personnel and individuals from forces families have brought to the business journey. This is exemplified by the fact that nearly 10% of current employees have a military background and perform a wide range of key roles, including Managing Director, Alex Perkis, who himself spent two successful decades serving in the British Army.

When presented with the opportunity to formalise a commitment through the Armed Forces Covenant, the team was keen to get involved.

Alex explained; “as a former serviceman myself, I fully appreciate and support the spirit of the Armed Forces Covenant. It’s not always easy for those in the forces to make a smooth transition into civilian employment, but it is through initiatives such as this that we can all do our bit to help remove barriers and encourage these valuable people to find fulfilling roles and contribute enormously to the workforce.”

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.


Businesses are invited to sign up to the principles which guarantee equality and remove disadvantages, with the option to make further commitments within a pledge. TCi’s promises include:

  • Working with the Career Transition Partnership to seek highly motivated and experienced veterans, who are leaving the Armed Forces
  • Offering guaranteed interviews to veterans, young and old, if they meet the selection criteria laid out in a job advert
  • Recognising military skills and qualifications when interviewing for new positions

To officially sign the covenant, Alex Perkis was honoured to be hosted at MOD Lyneham by Col. Jason Phillips ADC, Colonel of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.


It was a great pleasure to sign the Armed Forces Covenant alongside Alex. Seeing more businesses and individuals sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant re-enforces to our people that great companies such as TCi are committed to supporting them as they embark on careers after service. Thank you to Alex and his team from all of our soldiers, officers and their families.

Col IJ Phillips ADC

TCi would like to thank all the staff at RHQ REME for facilitating this event and looks forward to upholding these commitments and taking the opportunity to engage with armed forces personnel in the future.

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