Employer Engagement

Armed Forces friendly employers win Gold

Five businesses from the West Midlands RFCA region have been presented with the prestigious Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award at a special ceremony in Staffordshire. The joint regional event held on 2nd November at The National Memorial Arboretum saw twenty-three employers from East and West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Associations’ regions recognised for the outstanding support they give to the…

Head of RAF supports Jon Egging Trust in signing of Armed Forces Covenant

Head of the RAF, Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sir Mike Wigston, supported youth charity the Jon Egging Trust (JET) in its signing of the Armed Forces Covenant at a ceremony at RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire. ACM Wigston was hosted during the visit by JET CEO, Dr Emma Egging, who said that the occasion was of huge significance to the charity, who delivered…

BMRC Military match day is demonstration of support

The match day ball made a spectacular entrance from the skies at Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club’s (BMRC) first match of the season against Sale FC Rugby Club, parachuting into the stadium with the Red Devils Parachute Display Team. The display formed part of the club’s military match day event, which also included a ‘Military Village’ in their grounds and free entry to the…

Midlands employers receive coveted Ministry of Defence Award

Twenty three employers from the West Midlands region received their Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards alongside eight organisations who had theirs revalidated from 2017. The West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (West Midland RFCA) awards took place on Wednesday 21st September at the National Memorial Arboretum. The ERS awards were launched in 2014 to recognise employer support for…

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…

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…