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31st January 2023, GL RFCA’s Employer Engagement team hosted a series of workshops to support and guide businesses and organisations aiming for awards under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

The two workshops were designed to help employers to move to the next level of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme – with Silver Award winners supported to reach Gold standard, and Bronze to reach Silver standard. With only one chance each year to achieve these prestigious awards, our Regional Employer Engagement Directors (REEDs) are on hand to support and guide you every step of the way.

The workshop was attended by over 160 individuals from London based employers and we hope to see a record number of companies going for gold in 2023.

‘It is humbling to see the flurry of support to defence, and the interest in the ERS awards this year has already been outstanding. It is clear that companies recognise that supporting the armed forces community is something they take pride in. The purpose of the workshops was to give employers the insight and support they need to progress to the next level of the ERS scheme which recognises forces-friendly employers, and the turnout for both workshops only confirms that London’s employers agree that military is good for business.’

Drew Jeacock, Head of Engagement.