Publishing Date: Feb 11, 2020

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CNet Training (CNet) has announced that it has pledged to support the armed forces community by signing the national Armed Forces Covenant.

Signing the Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from CNet to actively support the armed forces community and ensure they are treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society are not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.

CNet’s CEO and President Andrew Stevens signed the Armed Forces Covenant alongside Lt Col Jonathan Lowe, Commanding Officer of 6 Army Air Corps and RSM M Jarvis, 6 Army Air Corps at CNet’s Head Office in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK. They were also joined for the signing with some of the CNet team, who have previously served in the armed forces. Paul Gorman, CNet’s Technical Development Manager, served as a Telecommunications Engineer for the British Army. Clint Sherratt, CNet Network Infrastructure Instructor, spent 20 years in the British Army’s Royal Corps of Signals and Alexandra Hall, CNet’s Customer Experience Co-ordinator who is a military reservist.

CNet has a longstanding commitment to supporting the armed forces during their time in the armed forces and throughout their resettlement. Since 1996, CNet has educated thousands of service leavers, providing them with the skills, hands-on experience and sought-after qualifications to enter the network infrastructure and data centre sectors (the digital infrastructure industry).

CNet recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. CNet will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by pledging to support the employment of veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for service leavers. CNet will also continue to promote that is it is an armed forces-friendly organisation, it will encourage ex-military talent to apply for roles at CNet Training and encourage existing and ex-military talent to participate in CNet’s technical education programs to support their career path once leaving the armed forces.

Kristina Carrington, East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadets Association’s regional employer engagement director, said: “This is a great way for businesses and organisations to publicly declare their support to Defence.  I invite every employer to consider making the pledge and reap the benefits of recruiting individuals with military experience.”

Andrew Stevens CEO and President of CNet Training, commented, “CNet has always supported those who have served and who are currently serving and all those connected with the armed forces. We strongly believe the experience gained in the armed forces provides key transferable knowledge, skills and disciplines to work across the network infrastructure and data centre sectors, plus attributes that can be of huge value to businesses.  CNet employs many ex-forces personnel as expert Instructors who deliver our technical education programs across the globe. We really enjoy contributing to the new careers of forces leavers and look forward to hearing more career success stories in the future. We are tremendously proud to sign the Covenant as part of CNet’s continued commitment to supporting the armed forces and their families.”

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About CNet Training:

 International award-winning technical education company, CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programs since 1996.

Today CNet is the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, comprising the data Centre and network infrastructure sectors, and is the only industry dedicated education provider in the world to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications. These qualifications start at level 3 and culminate in the world's only level 7 Masters Degree program in Data Centre Leadership and Management.

A significant part of CNet's history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to plan technical education, qualifications, and certifications to meet on-going individual and business needs.

CNet deliver classroom-based technical education programs led by expert Instructors, in locations across the world and via remote attendance, allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are in the world. In addition, they also deliver distance learning programs.

Alongside its impressive client list of multinational organisations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world's leading trade associations and industry bodies including the Data Centre Alliance, Infrastructure Masons, AFCOM, 7×24, Green Grid, and Pearson. CNet is also trusted by many of the world's leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions to design and deliver their specific training and education program.

For more information regarding CNet Training, please go to or call +44 (0) 1284 767100


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