Why Hire Ex-Military?

The VTA Way

In line with the Armed Forces Covenant, VTA recognizes the value that serving personnel have contributed to society. After dedicating their lives to protecting the UK and its citizens, we believe ex-military should be given the specialist support they deserve on the next stage of their life journeys.

Founded by ex-military, we are aware of the challenges that service leavers face when they re-enter civilian life.

We combine this understanding with our 50 years’ experience in transport and logistics. Having worked in all areas of the sector, we hold the highest level of driving license and training qualifications. We are ex-military and very well-placed to match the right candidates with the right jobs.

Delivering the best for your business

Our service leavers have worked in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Able to thrive under immense pressure, they are self-disciplined and committed to getting the job done. Having undergone the highest level of training at our academy, our candidates can bring an exceptional combination of experience and skill to your operation.


VTA Head offices:
Birch Mill Business Centre,
Heywood Old Road, Heywood,

W: www.vtarecruitment.co.uk
E: info@vtarecruitment.co.uk
T: 0330 111 9320
M: 0794 997 9369

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We are proud to serve clients that appreciate the elite skills, attributes, and talent that our veterans offer.

Research conducted by The Royal British Legion reveals the skills possessed by veterans are a close match to the skills shortages many employers face.

Our ex-military candidates are highly trained, disciplined, and motivated. They typically possess an inherent sense of loyalty, integrity and respect for authority combined with courage and excellent leadership, team working and communication skills. They are punctual and adaptable with excellent preparation, planning and execution abilities.

Our candidates also bring the strong work ethics and values gained from their military background to your organisation. A survey carried out by Deloitte shows 76 per cent of employers said veterans typically have lower rates of sickness and are likely to be promoted more quickly, while 40 per cent said veterans stay longer.

bitc.org state that businesses employing veterans report the benefits of their cross-functional skills, such as motivating others, communication, problem solving and taking initiative.

Talk to us about our ex-military candidates today on 0161 643 0430 or 07949979369

What our people say about us



Royal NavyI left the Royal Navy in 2012 after 25 years of seeing service in the first Gulf War (Operation Granby), tours in Former Yugoslavia as NATO forces both on land and at sea, anti-piracy patrols in the Arabian Gulf, and in Port Bengazi, Libya, evacuating European nationals.

Since leaving service I tried jobs that did not use my full potential and skills. I struggled finding suitable courses and employment and eventually lost my self-esteem and self-belief. Then I was approached by the Forces Employment Charity and was put in touch with VTA. I underwent a training program for my LGV license on a course run by veterans who understand the daunting problems a service person faces when leaving service.

VTA not only runs courses but assists in helping the veteran to find work after training.

They are great people and they are there for the individual.


47 Regiment & 19 Regiment Royal Artillery

army crestI was unemployed and looking for work when I was referred to Groundworks through the employment advisor at the job center. The advisor told me about VTA Recruitment and how they offer funded LGV Driver Training for ex-military personnel.

This was something I had always wanted to pursue but had never had the opportunity to do so. I immediately got in touch with VTA who started the process straight away.

With VTA being run by ex-military, they put me at ease and gave me the confidence that I could achieve my ambitions. The training at VTA is to a very high standard and the team make you feel welcome from day one.

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