Armed Forces | CityFibre

Armed Forces


Changing perceptions

Armed Forces

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Doing things differently

We’re building a seamless network fit for the data-age. As an organisation we wanted to adapt this seamlessness to the onboarding of our new employees, especially those that are ex-forces. Transitioning from the military to the civilian world can be challenging in all sorts of ways. We’re doing our best to make sure it’s as easy as possible.

We have all ex-military applicants pre-screened by other ex-military employees within CityFibre to match the candidate with a role that is best suited to the person and the position or rankings they held. Plus, our ex-servicemen and women are always on hand to help understand what life after the armed forces looks like.

As ex-military, you are probably used to a comprehensive system of support – well, we give our own people the same.

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Armed Forces Covenant

We’re proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant - a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. We’re currently hold a silver level membership. As we work to embed the Covenants ethos in all of our build partners, we’re striving for gold.

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What we offer

  • Generous annual leave (plus your birthday off!)
  • Company Bonus based on your and the company’s performance
  • Private Healthcare
  • Access to Vitality Health. With an option to upgrade to a family membership
  • Mental Health Training
  • Wellbeing sessions
  • CPD, Leadership & Management qualifications
  • Apprenticeships to support reskilling
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"Bringing a new generation of full fibre to the UK is no small task. Infrastructure projects of this scale require a wide range of skills. By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, we are able to tap into a community of people who are highly skilled, and have all the qualities we are looking for to help deliver Britain’s full fibre future."

Greg Mesch

Founder and CEO

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Military Community

The military community within CityFibre is focused on creating an encouraging environment for our ex-forces employees as they transition to civilian careers. For all ex-military personnel there are policies in place to guarantee any and all the support they need. Plus, the Network provides valuable mentoring support to all those who may want or need it.

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Service Leavers

Our Service Leavers know what it means to be a part of something bigger. This is what makes them incredible additions to our teams. We’ve set up the CityFibre Armed Forces Network to offer our ex-forces employees a sense of comfort and familiarity that they might miss from their time in the forces. The Network is a place where ex-force members can come together, share experiences and raise awareness for different military charities. It’s a chance to meet with some like-minded people, to support one another as you step into your new roles.

Take a look at our latest opportunities

Resettlement Programme

This programme is aimed at service leavers, who are planning on leaving the Armed Forces and looking for a placement opportunity during their resettlement period.

We believe the transition from a military career to CityFibre to be a natural step, whether have you completed a full term or shorter service, all the skills and behavioural traits you may not even appreciate, make you a perfect candidate for our company.

Through this placement, you’ll be given exposure to CityFibre, gain valuable experience and part of powering the UK’s Full Fibre revolution. Because here at CityFibre, we’re building a superior alternative to the slow and unreliable, copper-based networks. Designed for the future, our high-quality infrastructure and services are setting new standards, unleashing digital potential, and sparking innovation – and you could be a part of it.

We offer placements of 1 – 8 weeks, where you will become part of a team that is rolling out the UK's finest Full Fibre infrastructure nationwide. You will be placed into a role within one of divisions, such as Network Build, Customer, Network or Project Management – of course we’ll discuss this with you first.

During your placement, you’ll work with the best and have the opportunity to learn first-hand from the best in the industry! We’ll also introduce you to our Armed Forces Network, so you will be supported during your time with us.

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Reservists & Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs)

Supporting our employees and backing each other is a key part of The CityFibre Way. So if you’re already a reservist, or looking to become one, we can help you with the following:

An additional 10 days’ leave for Reservist employees.

Support for Reservist employees during times of mobilisation and demobilisation.

Partnerships with Reserve units on a collaborative manning project.

Armed Forces Network, supporting employees who are Reservists, Veterans, and spouses/partners.

An additional 10 days paid leave to Cadet Force Adult Volunteer employees.

Potential sponsorship of local cadet unit through shared facilities.

Joe Basson
"I joined CityFibre 6 months ago after an 8-year career in the Royal Signals. The skills which I gained during my career are valued by the company and the training I've received for my role has been extensive. CityFibre invested in my future by providing me with civilian accreditations and ensured my transition into civilian life went smoothly."

Joe Basson

Ex-Royal Signals, now Build Assurance Engineer

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“The support I receive as a reservist is invaluable and was one of the key factors which attracted me to CityFibre in the first place. I feel that the skills which I have gained in the Army Reserve are really valued and recognised. The additional 10 days of paid leave means there is no pressure on me to compromise on family time.”

Major Domhnall Dods

32 Signal Regiment, Senior Regulatory Advisor

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"To meet my Reservist commitment and maintain a work-life balance, the support I receive is paramount and welcomed. The 10 days annual leave aligned to the commitment is key to me being able to fulfil my duties and helped me in my decision to join CityFibre. It ensures I am still able to spend quality time with my family around work and service."

WO1 Chris Sankey

81 Signal Squadron, 10 Signal Regiment, Head of Area Build

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"A career in telecoms is a good idea. A career at CityFibre is a no-brainer. You put in what you get out here. CityFibre has looked after me from a personal and professional point of view. They are committed to making everybody feel welcome and able to do their job, no matter what your background may be."

Craig Ferguson

Former Corporal infantrymen and PTI, now Network Planner

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