Armed Forces Covenant

NMITE showcases opportunities for military community

The third annual NMITE Military to Business Showcase opened its doors at a brand new venue on Reserves Day in June, welcoming guests and exhibitors to the Shell Store in Hereford. Hosting the event in collaboration with Landau Limited – and with support from our Association and sponsors the Shell Store, Coffee Cart, the Chambers of Commerce and Shaun Leavy – organisations from…

West Midlands Gold employers announced

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WM RFCA) are very pleased to announce that 5 organisations in their region are confirmed as Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award winners for 2022. In addition one further employer has had their ERS Gold Award from 2017 revalidated for their continued commitment.  Our regional winners join this year’s total of 156 Gold award winners and…

Morgan Motor Company formalises its commitment to the Armed Forces community

The Morgan Motor Company has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its support to those who serve and have served the nation and their families. The signing of the Covenant furthers the work the company is already engaged in with service charity, Mission Motorsport, The Force’s Motorsport Charity. The signing took place on Saturday 11 June at the Morgan Experience Centre during the…

West Midlands employers recognised by Ministry of Defence Awards

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA) are very pleased to announce that 23 organisations in their region are confirmed as Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award winners for 2022. In addition a further eight employers have had their ERS Silver Awards from 2017 revalidated for their continued commitment. A dedicated awards ceremony will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum in…

Chamber Military Network launches Virtual Career Expo

As UK employers grapple with a shrinking talent pool, post Brexit and a global pandemic which has accelerated the talent crunch by a significant degree, business leaders across the country continue to talk of a skills shortage across most, if not all business sectors, including many trades such as manufacturing, engineering, IT, innovation, servicing, building & construction industries; the list is endless. A…

Two new signees welcomed at Mission Motorsport event

Staff from our Association joined many other exhibitors at Mission Motorsport’s recent National Transition Event & Troop Track Day, held at the Silverstone circuit. This unique event offers service leavers, veterans and their partners opportunity to find out about the possible career paths, access a range of support, meet over 50 different companies and talk to veterans who are employed in these jobs….

Shropshire Yeomanry showcase event

West Midland RFCA’s Employer Engagement Team were pleased to be able to invite Armed Forces Covenant signatories from across Shropshire to a showcase event at D Squadron The Royal Yeomanry’s (RY) Army Reserve centre in Telford.  The event provided a platform for D Squadron RY to demonstrate the skills their Reservists gain from their military training, specific roles within the RY include Jackal…

City council reaffirms commitment to Covenant

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and is encouraging local organisations to also pledge their support. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to those who serve, or who have served, in the Armed Forces and their families that they should be treated with fairness and respect. The city council has a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)…

Worcestershire Freemasons sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Worcestershire Freemasons have made a formal pledge to support former and current military personnel and their families. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to those who serve, or who have served, in the armed forces and their families that they should be treated with fairness and respect. The Head of Freemasonry in Worcestershire, Robert Vaughan, in company with the Deputy Lieutenant of…

University College Birmingham signs up to support forces

Discussing how veterans, Reservists and those in the military community can bring tangible skills to the civilian workforce was a key theme for an online event hosted in partnership with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Moving the annual event to the virtual sphere to allow for Covid-19 safety, employers from around the Greater Birmingham region were invited to listen to inspirational key…