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Employers get Gold for their Support for the Armed Forces


11 August 2016

Twenty-two employers have struck Gold in this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)

The scheme is designed to recognise and thank employers who are supporting Armed Forces personnel and their families.

Examples of the support being provided by this year’s winners include offering employment opportunities to veterans, helping Reservist employees to complete their military training and ensuring that Service personnel and their families are treated fairly.

This year’s winners include large and small organisations from across the country, representing the public and private sectors, selected through a rigorous boarding process.

The awards go to:

AECOM, Atos UK Ltd, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boeing Defence UK Ltd, Bureau Veritas, DJ Rees Decorating Services Limited, Doncaster Council, Dundee City Council, Hampshire County Council, HSBC, Kier Group, KPMG, Nationwide Building Society, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Pertemps, QinetiQ, RBS, Scottish Ambulance Service, Surrey County Council, TA Plastic Supplies Ltd, United Utilities and Waves Training Solutions Ltd.

DJ Rees, a small decorating company based in Merthyr Tydfil, has worked with Reservists and the Reserves in Wales for a number of years.

Another winner, Kier Group, was instrumental in the development of the pilot for the Armed Forces Employability Pathway (AFEP) that aims to get the long term unemployed into work.

Source: MOD