West Midland RFCA

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…

West Midlands Platinum Jubilee Tattoo

At the end of April the Armed Forces and Cadet Forces in the West Midlands came together to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and military support for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association were pleased to be able to support the evening event at the University of Birmingham, which had a musical and sports theme….

Midlands Army Athletics Championships

Army athletics teams from across the Midlands and Wales were the first to compete at the brand new Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Located in Perry Barr, the stadium will play a key part in the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games in July.  Working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the Army from Headquarters West Midlands hosted the Midlands Army Athletics Championships as a showcase…

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…

Breaking the bias for International Women’s Day

Members of the Birmingham and wider Midlands community came together to celebrate West Midlands Women’s Voice’s first International Women’s Day event in over two years. Held at Millennium Point in Birmingham, the event was run in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority, with support from our Association and Millennium Point. With a focus on breaking the bias within sports, arts and culture,…

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)…

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