As a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, we pledge to create a working place that’s inclusive of all those within the military family. Being a silver member of the government's Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, we also join forces with other employers to drive forward the aims of the Armed Forces Covenant and tighten the ties between Defence and employers.

We recognise the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business and commit to:

  • offering a guaranteed interview to all service leavers within the last two years if they meet the role's minimum criteria
  • supporting QA members of, and those wishing to join, the Reserve Forces and acknowledge the training undertaken by reservists
  • 10 days' paid leave for reservist activities each year


QA Military Stories

“When I decided to leave the military, I was lucky to have a company take a chance on me, where many refused. My transition was relatively easy, but that’s not always the case, so I am passionate about doing what we can for sailors, marines, soldiers and aviators.

“I believe that companies like QA should offer the same opportunities to service leavers that candidates from more traditional backgrounds receive. This can be achieved by recognising the wide range of professional skills gained in the military and supporting their transition, enabling candidates to comfortably become as much a part of our team as they were used to during their service.”

Toby Barnard – Managing Director, Defence, QA

“My personal transition from navy medic to project manager was relatively smooth, although I have watched my ex-colleagues who had roles with less civilian interaction struggle to adapt. I am passionate that the service family successfully navigate the challenges they may face during and after the transition.”

Brian Loveland – Head of Service Delivery, QA

Buddy scheme

Our service buddy scheme helps all military-relevant new starters and colleagues transition from military to civilian life at QA. If you join us, you'll be buddied up with an experienced service family member who'll show you the ropes and support you from day one.

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Service family network

We are passionate about supporting our service community effectively, whether that be for service leavers, veterans, reservists, cadet adult volunteers or family members, who often provide much-needed emotional support. Our service family community are here to help one another with service issues, share stories and meet new friends with similar experiences.

If you’re service leaver, veteran, volunteer, or a loved one of someone serving, then apply today and join our QA military family

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