Veterans

A great time to show your support by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of many groups in society, a shift in our attitude towards care workers, delivery drivers and shop workers, and many others.  This also has brought home the role the Armed Forces plays in the modern world.  Although it’s not always seen or heavily reported on, the role of our soldiers, sailors and air personnel has always…

Shropshire hospital gets £6 million grant in boost for veteran healthcare

The UK’s first dedicated orthopaedic centre for Armed Forces veterans is to be built in Shropshire – thanks to a remarkable £6 million charitable grant. The centre is to go up at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH), a world-renowned organisation based near Oswestry. The hospital had initially launched a £1.5 million appeal in October 2018 to…

Almarose Hotels & Resorts sign Armed Forces Covenant

Hotel management group Almarose Hotels & Resorts has formally pledged its commitment to support those who have served or are currently serving within the Armed Forces. Backed by the government, the Armed Forces Covenant relies on the people, communities, and businesses of the UK to actively support it in order to make a difference. The official pledge recently signed, means Almarose promise to…

RAF Association launches free mental wellbeing courses

The RAF Association is taking positive action today to help the happiness of the RAF family – by announcing the launch of a new, free UK-wide mental wellbeing training programme.  The courses are specifically designed for the needs of non-serving members of the RAF family and take a practical, down to earth approach. The training is available to: Partners, parents, siblings and children…

Black Country Chamber of Commerce to launch nationwide, Armed Forces Covenant initiative

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has announced a national programme of support for the Armed Forces Covenant. The announcement comes following the Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s successful bid to the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) from which they have been awarded funding to deliver a package of support that provides all Chambers of Commerce across England & Wales with the tools, knowledge and…

Auctus Management Group become BuildForce Alliance members

14,000 individuals leave the Armed Forces every year, many of whom are not aware of the opportunities available within the Rail and Construction industries.  To meet the challenges in an ever-expanding industry, and with an increasing aging workforce, the sector calls for organisations, companies and individuals who strive at bringing new and capable employees. As a result, and building on their commitment to…

Gurdwara marks first anniversary of the Lions of the Great War

A Gurdwara in Sandwell opened its doors to the local community to celebrate the first anniversary of the Lions of the Great War Memorial. Guru Nanak Gurdwara (GNG) Smethwick combined the celebrations with a special service to mark Remembrance Day, remembering the sacrifices of Sikhs, South Asians and the Armed Forces, past and present. The Band of the West Midlands Fire Service led…

Fifteen employers receive coveted Ministry of Defence Award

Fifteen employers from the West Midlands region received their Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards from West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (West Midland RFCA) at an awards ceremony on Thursday 30th October. The ERS was launched in 2014 to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold…

Forces Families Jobs

A new platform has been launched to help military spouses and family members take up new training and employment opportunities being offered by employers who are forces friendly.   What is Forces Families Jobs? Forces Families Jobs was launched in September 2019.  It followed research, commissioned by the Army Families Federation and conducted by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, which resulted in…

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