After what has been a challenging 18 months for us all, we are pleased to announce that Trident Group has been confirmed as a Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award winner for 2021, alongside 50 other employers across the Midlands.
This Ministry of Defence award recognises companies for their support to the Armed Forces community, including Reservists, veterans, spouses, Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers and cadets.
Silver award holders must demonstrate a number of positive measures and policies in their organisations, which actively support members of the Armed Forces community.
The silver status requires employers to ensure:
- That members of the forces community are not disadvantaged in their recruitment and selection process
- That all positive policies relating to defence personnel are internally publicised
- That they employ at least one individual from the armed forces category that their nomination emphasises
- If required, that they have demonstrated support to Reservist mobilisations
- That they align their values with their Armed Forces Covenant
Philip Sinclair, Regional Employer Engagement Director for West Midland RFCA commented on the awards: “We are absolutely delighted that 50 employers across our region have been recognised by the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award this year, including 9 that have had their Silver Awards from 2016 revalidated, demonstrating a continued and sustained commitment to supporting our Armed Forces community .
“The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme 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 who align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. Having worked closely with these organisations over a number of months and years, we know of the commitment that they show and demonstrate on a daily basis, and applaud their recognition, which is justifiably deserved.
“Many congratulations to them all, we look forward to continuing our work with them.”
The Employer Recognition Scheme was launched to recognise and reward employers who support Defence and inspire others to do the same.
For more information on the Employer Recognition Scheme, please click HERE.
For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant, please click HERE.
To read about when we signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, on 11 November 2020, please click HERE.