Employer Engagement

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…

RBSL Land are proud to support the Armed Forces community

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) is a defence engineering company specialising in the design, manufacture and support of military vehicles used by the British Army and international customers. RBSL’s current workforce is made up of over 10% of Armed Forces veterans from all services and at all levels of the organisation, from its leadership team to its shop floor. The company, which has…

Windsor Academy Trust – Supporting the Armed Forces Community

The Windsor Academy Trust family is made up of 1,000 committed, inspiring and talented staff. This diverse group includes Armed Forces veterans, Reservists and staff who support the Armed Forces through various activities, such as national events and cadet organisations. One such staff member is Pete Jones, an Armed Forces veteran and teacher at Kingswinford Academy who joined the Windsor Academy Trust family…

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….

Employers take on Army Reserve challenge

Over 20 employees from forces-friendly organisations in our region tested their leadership skills at a unique challenge day run by 37th Signal Regiment and 159 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps. Three teams of staff from Auctus Management Group Ltd, High Speed Two Limited, RSS Infrastructure Ltd, Pertemps Group, Trident Group, IPU Group and West Midlands Ambulance Service completed a variety of practical and theoretical…

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…

Building blocks of resilience, adaptability and leadership

Exploring and improving your leadership style, building resilience and adaptability were the key themes of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s recent 21 in 21 webinar. Launched in March 2021, the 21 in 21 scheme is providing mentoring to 21 aspiring women in different business sectors and career stages, across the Coventry and Warwickshire region. With the support of individual mentors who have…

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