We’re proud to be honoured with a Silver Award in the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme for our work supporting the armed forces community. The award comes just eight months after receiving the Bronze Award.
As part of our focus on Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, we were proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and pledge to support the employment of veterans young and old, their spouses and partners and our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces.
We employ more than 90 colleagues who are veterans, reservists, cadet forces volunteers or partners and spouses of serving men and women. We have established strong partnerships with military groups and charities through which we offer work placements and the opportunity to join employability workshops run by our resourcing team to help those transitioning from military service into civilian work.
We continue to advertise our career opportunities through the Career Transition Partnership which is designed specifically for employers seeking to recruit ex-military personnel and have pledged our support for Reserve Force members both in supporting colleagues who wish to join as well as employing people who are already serving Reservists. During 2020 we have established internal armed forces groups and communication channels to encourage networking and mutual support within our military community.