Can you break down its main goals, especially for service leavers making their way into insurance via The Lloyd’s Military Network?
The network’s all providing a softer landing. First, we’re like a welcoming committee, spreading awareness about insurance to service leavers. We run placement schemes to match these people with suitable roles and take the edge off the transition. Plus, we keep our ears to the ground, spotting opportunities for both newcomers and veterans already in the market. And we’re big on values – we’re all about showcasing veterans’ strengths to potential employers.
How does r10’s mission match the Lloyd’s Military Network’s purpose?
The network’s aim aligns perfectly with r10′s purpose mission to Make the Market Better. It’s all about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) – which boils down to valuing people from all walks of life. We want to give opportunities to people who might not be “right“ on paper but have the skills and attitude to develop and succeed. We’re not just ticking boxes here. We’re enriching the industry by spotlighting veterans with fresh perspectives, skills, and experiences. Both r10 and the Lloyd’s Military Network want to Make the Market Better by attracting and cultivating talented people.
Is there any standout example that clearly shows how the Lloyd’s Military Network drives positive change?
Absolutely, let’s chat about Adam Hyndman, r10’s Consultant. He spent 17 years in the army, soaking up all sorts of skills. Thanks to the Lloyd’s Military Network, he transitioned into insurance, focusing on project management at r10. It’s not just the newcomers – even the senior level at Lloyd’s have military roots. It’s like a ripple effect, showing that veterans are not just fitting in but thriving in the industry. For example, Steve Pallett, who started as a Marine Cargo Broker when he left the Royal Marines and has worked in roles across the breadth of the industry. Most recently Steve was the Head of UK Operations at Lloyd’s, and the Market Engagement and Adoption Lead for Blueprint 2.