Kinly, the global provider of AV integration and collaboration services and support, is pleased to announce it has enrolled three new ex-forces members into its growing Veteran’s Programme.
Kinly is a firm believer in the benefits that can be achieved from tapping into the ex-Forces talent pool to harness the benefits of a military mindset and transferrable skillset. The Kinly Veteran’s Programme is designed to bring people leaving the Armed Forces into a brand-new industry, setting them up for long careers in the world of AV and collaboration technology.
The latest members to join the programme are Daniel Monk, Jack Keeble and Samuel Marshall. All are based out of Kinly’s UK offices in Sunbury, Surrey. Daniel, 33, arrives at Kinly having spent six-years with the Royal Engineers where he was promoted to Lance Corporal. Jack, 30, joins Kinly from serving seven-years in the Parachute Regiment where he was also promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal. Samuel, 25, spent three and a half years in the Royal Navy as a Submariner before joining the Veteran’s Programme at Kinly.
All three were put into contact with Kinly by First Military Recruitment, a Veteran-owned and staffed business that places ex-Forces and technical candidates in permanent and contract roles across a variety of sectors. Daniel, Jack and Samuel then connected with Kinly’s UK Engineering Director, Justin Paveley, who himself is an ex-forces member having served in the Parachute Regiment.
Justin spoke with the candidates who were excited by the prospect of entering a new industry and assured by the fact that no experience was necessary. In addition, the Veteran’s Programme gives trainees access across the spectrum of integration, so there will always be a place for them at Kinly.
Daniel, Jack and Samuel are currently working on AV installation and rack builds. Alongside their roles, they are all currently working to become AVIXA Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) and have ambitions of progressing within the business.
Justin Paveley, UK Engineering Director, Kinly, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Daniel, Jack and Samuel to Kinly and wish them every success in their new roles. As a veteran myself, I am almost certainly biased, but I believe that employing veterans is one of the smartest decisions businesses can make and one of the best investments if you’re wanting to see real long-term rewards.
“Whether you are an engineer or an infantry soldier, digital skills are a core component of working in the military – they have to be in order to use the technology and weapons available to us in wartime and, crucially, maintain that technology in peacetime. This knowledge means that most military personnel moving back to ‘civvy street’ already have the digital skills needed to fill organisational gaps.
“Secondly, veterans make fantastic employees. When you join the services, you’re instilled with the mindset to never give up on things you’re passionate about. It’s this mindset that can help military personnel be far more driven in the workplace and offer unrivalled dedication to their teams. Not to mention that in the military, if you arrive on time, you are actually considered late, so you are hiring a punctual team member, too!”
Daniel Monk, Veteran Trainee, Kinly, said:
“I am excited to be beginning my journey with Kinly and am loving every minute so far. What attracted me to Kinly was the thought of entering a brand-new industry using everything I learnt in the Forces and applying it to learn new skills. It’s also great to be around people and feel the team camaraderie.
Speaking with Justin, he said to me that there are so many potential avenues for me to go down at Kinly and it didn’t matter if I didn’t know how to do something as I’d pick it up quickly. Everyone on the team has been so helpful. If you want to learn a new skill, just ask and there is always somebody willing to help out. I’ve learnt so much already and am looking forward to continuing my journey in the AV industry.”