The Armed Forces Silver Award Event - 25 November 2019 | News and events

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The Armed Forces Silver Award Event - 25 November 2019

NELFT have been awarded the silver Employer Recognition Scheme award (ERS) in recognition for their support and commitment to the Armed Forces at a ceremony in the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly on 25 November 2019, alongside 33 London-based businesses.

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Air Vice Marshal Ranald Munro, Royal Airforce presenting the award to Justine Hodge, Recruitment and Retention Lead and Cherrise Chand, Senior HR Manager - Resourcing

 

NELFT have been awarded the silver Employer Recognition Scheme award (ERS) in recognition for their support and commitment to the Armed Forces at a ceremony in the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly on 25 November 2019, alongside 33 London-based businesses.

The scheme recognises and rewards UK employers for their support to defence personnel. The government is committed to supporting the armed forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the covenant. The covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.

Brigadier Marc Overton, Chairman of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London (GL RFCA), who hosted the event, told the audience: “What you have done and continue to do makes a huge difference to the Armed Forces family. Thank you to you and all of your staff for going the extra mile in recognising the important contribution that our serving personnel, veterans and their families make to the nation”.

The ERS recognises organisations that clearly demonstrate support for defence personnel, including giving paid leave for reservists to train in readiness for future military operations, offering work placements or interviews to veterans and actively encouraging staff to join the reserve forces.  

Brigadier Andrew Wright, Commodore David Elford and Air Vice Marshal Ranald Munro, representing all three military services, presented the awards.

Peter Germain, chief executive of GL RFCA, said:” All of us have a role to play in ensuring that members of the armed forces are not disadvantaged by their service. All of these companies are setting an example for others to follow”.

The evening was organised and run by The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London. 

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