Veterans

Employer Recognition Scheme revalidation awards announced

Five supportive employers across the West Midlands region have been re-awarded their Gold and Silver Awards as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The Employer Recognition Scheme acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the Armed Forces community. The Gold and Silver Awards are reviewed every five years, and requires each organisation to resubmit an application to be considered by a…

West Midlands employers recognised by Ministry of Defence Awards for support to Armed Forces

Twenty-two organisations from across the West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association’s (West Midland RFCA) region have been recognised by the Ministry of Defence for their support to the Armed Forces. West Midland RFCA would like to congratulate all of their region’s winners for achieving their Silver Awards as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The organisations are spread across all…

127 new employers awarded for supporting the Armed Forces community

The most supportive organisations for Britain’s Armed Forces such as Microsoft Ltd, Greater Manchester Police and the Post Office from both the private and public sectors have been announced today, 30 July 2020. The Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards continues to grow in strength year on year.  To win an award organisations must demonstrate that they provide ten extra paid days leave for…

Highways England pledges lifelong support for the Armed Forces

Highways England recently announced a package of support for serving and ex-forces personnel and their families by re-signing its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. Originally signed in 2017, the agreement recognises the remarkable contribution of regulars, Reservists, veterans and the families who support them.  This includes additional leave for training, support for those with family away on service and recruitment efforts to…

Consultation launched: National Insurance Contributions holiday for employers that hire veterans

The Government is seeking views about a National Insurance Contributions (NICs) holiday for employers who hire former members of the UK regular Armed Forces. In particular they are encouraging contributions from employers of veterans, software providers and accountants about the scheme’s implementation. Securing successful employment is one of the fundamental elements which allow those who have served in the Armed Forces to make…

Armed Forces Week 2020

Armed Forces Week from 22nd – 27th June was a chance to celebrate our Armed Forces and the role they play in protecting the UK both at home and overseas. The week not only celebrated serving personnel, both regular and reserve, but also those who make up the wider Armed Forces community including veterans, military spouses, cadets and cadet force adult volunteers. Due…

Meet AJ Case Management’s former Armed Forces employees

AJ Case Management provide services to clients and their families who have suffered life changing accidents, which have left them with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes. The organisation recognises and values the skills that veterans and Reservists can bring to the workforce, and in their growing team they have employed several staff members who are former service personnel.  Two of their employees,…

Eclipse Strategic Security Ltd – a veteran owned business

Formed in 2014, Eclipse Strategic Security is a largely Military Veteran owned and managed Security Consultancy, delivering a broad range of training and security services to industry, corporate organisations and individual clients, across the UK.  Based in Herefordshire, Eclipse focusses on enhancing organisational resilience and provides consultancy services to enable organisations to protect their assets, people, information and reputation. Our strong organisational ethos…

Royal Naval Reservist encourages others to follow in his footsteps

A Royal Naval Reservist is encouraging other service leavers to consider a career with the Reserve Forces. Simon Richards works for Atheniem, an independent Tactical Data Link and C4I consultancy and training organisation who specialise in providing operational and technical support.  After leaving the Royal Navy and starting his new civilian career with Atheniem, he took the plunge and applied to join the…

Victory in Europe Day 75th Anniversary

What is Victory in Europe (VE) Day? VE Day falls on the 8th May and marks the time the fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end in World War II.  This year in 2020 we are marking the 75th anniversary since the guns fell silent. On 8th May 1945, the Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio…

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