Birmingham based housing, care and support organisation, Trident Group, is delighted to announce that it has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a commitment to support reservists and veterans in our employment, as well as encourage those who serve, or have served, into employment with the Group.
The signing of the Armed Forces Covenant means that Trident Group has agreed a set of pledges going forward to support the Armed Forces community. The Group will also offer greater flexibility to employees who are serving as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer or reservist, allowing them two weeks paid leave so they can undertake annual reserve training. A period of two weeks paid annual leave will also be offered to military spouses, if required.
John Morris, Group Chief Executive of Trident Group said: “The transition from life within the armed forces back into civilian life can be hard and by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, we are doing our bit to support the community to ensure a holistic integration is achieved by offering not only our housing, care and support services but also opportunities to use their transferable skills and work as employees within Trident Group. The disciplines, skills and experience of ex-service personnel will be invaluable to our organisation and we look forward to taking the Covenant forward and working with it for the long term.”
Bobby Birdi, Regional Employer Engagement Director for Defence Relationship Management said of the signing: “We are incredibly grateful to Trident Group for signing the Armed Forces Covenant. Group Chief Executive, John Morris, has been very supportive over a number of years in attending defence events and supporting the Armed Forces community. The series of pledges really represent best-in-class in terms of support to reservists, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, veterans, service leavers and military spouses. Thank you on behalf of the Ministry of Defence for the support you have shown.”
For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant, please visit armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/