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Our role is to encourage employers to support our Reservists, Veterans and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers through the Armed Forces Covenant and the Employer Recognition Scheme

Despite all of our planned meetings and events being (naturally) virtual this year, the engagement team has demonstrated innovation and perseverance to ensure that the number of employers committing to changing their policies to support the Armed Forces family has continued to rise. And looking forwards, we have a record number of employers’ expressing interest to achieve Silver and Gold Employer Recognition Scheme status in 2021, so watch this space!

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

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What is the Employer recognition scheme?

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with our team at to receive more information on how your company can pledge to support our nation’s Armed Forces.

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