RACE | RETRAIN | RECOVER
We do recovery sport… but it is all very firmly with one eye on the future. Sgt Gary Dunning’s story, here told by the BBC, is a lovely example of what we do.
Mission Motorsport are the appointed ‘Relationship Managers’ to the Motor industry for the MoD’s Recovery Career Services. What does that actually mean? It means that we work with manufacturers and employers in the industry to generate opportunities for the wounded, injured and sick who are leaving the Services.
We’ll also proactively use our contacts and knowledge to search to an individual requirement. For example, Lionel here was wounded back in 2006. He’d tried a few things during his convalescence, but with just a few weeks to go before his discharge from the Army his Recovery Officer contacted us in order to ask if there was anything that we could do. Three weeks later, and he is on a Mission Motorsport placement, very happy and working just a few minutes from home. There’s a job there for him too on his discharge, we wish him well.
Entitled? There is every role imaginable in the motor industry, from manufacturing to marketing, human resources, management, logistics and hospitality. If you have a passion or even a passing interest in motorsport and would like to discuss the possibility of opportunities in motorsport or the motor industry then you should come along to a Mission Motorsport organised event where we can meet you and discuss your needs. Take a look at the calendar, see what’s available and let us know what you want to attend. Email and phone number are below. We look forward to meeting you.
What are the Recovery Career Services? Good question. The RCS is a Joint Venture between the Ministry of Defence and key service charities. The Recovery Career Services is focussed on delivering an individualised and inspirational careers service which empowers Wounded Injured and Sick Service Personnel to achieve a sustainable and fulfilling second career. The RCS was formed in January 2013 and was launched as part of the Defence Recovery Pathway in May 2013. With significant and ongoing investment from the MoD and Charity Partners, the Recovery Career Services will ensure Wounded Injured and Sick personnel are given every opportunity of competing in the civilian employment market