From boots on the ground to leading Microsoft’s Defense & Intelligence in Western Europe, Bram Couwberghs is a prime example of the transferrable skills Army Veterans can bring to the IT industry.
On Remembrance Day, Parallel Consulting chose to spark a conversation about why we should care about getting army veterans into the IT industry in our latest “Talk with Us / Work with Us” series – “Vets in Tech”.
In the series, our very own Oliver Davies sits down with Bram Couwberghs to discuss how ex-military personnel are an often-untapped talent pool that would not only provide in-demand skills to solve the skills gap in the IT industry across Europe but would also provide a way for veterans to contribute to, and find purpose in, civilian life after returning from military service.
In “Vets in Tech – Part 1: The Transferrable Skillsets of Army Veterans”, Bram and Oli discuss their shared military background, the many transferrable skills that military veterans can bring to the IT industry and Bram’s personal transition into the operational business world. From boots on the ground to leading Microsoft’s Defense & Intelligence in Western Europe, Bram Couwberghs is a prime example of the transferrable skills that Army Veterans can bring to the IT industry.
About our speakers:
Oliver Davies is a Senior Recruiter on our European Contracts team. Having left the army at 18 years old, he is now a reserve army officer and is extremely passionate about supporting veterans in their return to civilian life.
Bram Couwberghs is the Defense & Intelligence Leader of Western Europe for Microsoft, but his wealth of knowledge is not restricted solely to his industry knowledge. His military background and his passion for working with ex-military servicemen, both in and out of his place of work, has made him the perfect person to kick start a conversation in our “Talk to Us / Work with Us: Vets in Tech” series.
Parallel Consulting is a global recruitment firm focused on the technology sector, which means we speak with business leaders and talented experts in technology and innovation on a daily basis. We want to make use of this privileged position to support military veterans in our talent sourcing processes – from actively sourcing veterans for our clients to offering CV advice workshops. Why? Because we want to ensure that our talent recruitment processes are inclusive and supportive of the veteran community.