“ForceSelect is attracting the calibre of people with the capability and ‘can do’ attitude that UK businesses need to succeed in this economic climate.” ~Andy McNab DCM MM
In May 2009 whilst cycling to Paris on behalf of Help For Heroes, Hugh Andrée wondered what more he could do to help service leavers. Having made the transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life some twelve years earlier, he remembered all too well the uncertainties and loneliness that confronted him. It soon became obvious that there was an opportunity to provide both service leavers and working veterans with a recruitment offering and support system that was tailored to look after their specific needs, and was staffed by individuals who had served in the forces and successfully made the transition into civilian life.
The business model was established with three key components: recruitment, support and mentoring and charitable donations through the ForceSelect Foundation.
In July 2009 Lucy Wood agreed to become Managing Director of ForceSelect, responsible for day-to-day operations. Lucy served with the Royal Artillery for six years before entering the world or recruitment in 1998.
In August 2009 ForceSelect was delighted when Andy McNab DCM MM agreed to join as a Director of ForceSelect. Since leaving the Army in 1993, Andy has gone on to become one of the most successful British writers of our generation as well as a successful businessman and investor.
2009 finished on a real high with General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO DL agreeing to join the company as Non Executive Director and the MoD agreeing to recognise and support the company.
ForceSelect now has a team of highly experienced recruitment professionals and ex- service personnel in place who manage and develop the business to provide the necessary understanding and guidance to both job seekers and employers. It is our intention that forces personnel, the MoD, service charities and of course the wider business community should benefit from the services provided by ForceSelect.