Everton in the Community are collaborating with Foot In The Door Films CIC to support the Veteran’s Project. FITD Films CIC joined forces with the Veteran and Armed Forces community in Liverpool to develop employment initiatives to help Veterans and their families with career transition from armed service to civilian life. We work with Liverpool and Sefton Veterans, The Royal British Legion, Everton in the Community Veterans, Liverpool Veterans HQ, 156 Regiment RLC and NWRFCA on the Veteran’s Project.
The success of the Merseyside Employment Initiative 2017 event held on 11 September 2017 at Everton FC Goodison Park is a testament to strong partnership working between Everton in the Community, the Armed Forces Community and FITD Films CIC. There were 96 veterans and those in transition in attendance and 30 employers. FITD Films CIC’s role involved providing attendees with information about career paths within the film industry, and to film the event, gaining feedback from Veterans about their employability needs and aspirations.
Similar to Everton in the Community and Liverpool City Council, these employers have signed the Armed Forces Covenant as a pledge of support to the Armed Forces Community. This pledge is important because it shows a commitment to uphold the covenant, working together with businesses, charities, community organisations, local and national community to support the forces – those in service and veterans who have served – through policy, services and projects.
“We are committed to the Armed Forces Covenant: Together we share social responsibility to maximise inclusion of veterans and their families” – Michelle Billington, Founder and Director of FITD Films CIC