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How We’re Supporting the Spouses of Forces Personnel

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Rebekah Valero-Lee armed forces

A few weeks ago we interviewed Samantha Curtis, a previous Administrator at Morson, about how her life changed when her husband joined the Royal Air Force and how Morson’s support was invaluable to her career. This time, Tammy Williams gives us an insight into how a role with Morson has allowed her to support her husband and further her own ambitions.

“Being an army wife requires making sacrifices, including when it comes to choosing a career” states Tammy, whose husband has served in the Army Air Corps for 21 years. Tammy currently works at the Apache Contractor Maintenance site, part of Morson Technical Services, in Middle Wallop. Throughout her husband’s services  years she has always managed to find administrative roles at every posting location using recruitment agencies such as Morson. Her current role has provided her with flexible working hours to suit her family’s needs and training in order to develop within her role.

“I feel that working has transformed my life and given me confidence, self-respect and an opportunity to work with dedicated, interesting people” emphasises Tammy.

Tammy points out that military families are proud of their partners careers choices but are keen on keeping their own identity to help them cope with the overwhelming pressures of army life. Morson recognise these pressures, as Tammy explains “employees are always recognised for their contribution to the company and really do feel like valued members of the team – we are all like a Morson family”.

Tammy also takes this opportunity to mention that Morson have just gained a Gold award with the Employer Recognition Scheme, the Ministry of Defence’s highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the armed forces covenant and demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served.  However, let’s not forget that although Morson are proud of this Gold award, we want to take into account forces spouses, just like Tammy, and offer the best support they can through CV workshops, interview coaching and career guidance.

To find out more about Forces Spouse support, visit our dedicated forces page. Or check out Samantha’s story, here.