Aggie Weston's are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Silver Award in the MOD 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.
The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to be recognised.
Silver award holders:
- demonstrate support for service personnel issues and employ at least one member of the armed forces community
- actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to their employees via established HR policies and procedures
- show flexibility towards annual training commitments and mobilisation of reservist employees and support the employment of cadet instructors, armed forces veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners
- collect their certificate at a regional silver awards ceremony, receive silver logos to display and are themselves displayed on the list of Employer Recognition Scheme award winners
- must be nominated for a silver award by a third party using the online nomination form
- are required to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and employ at least one individual from the covenant category that the nomination emphasises
On receiving the award Aggie Weston's CEO, Craig Fulton said;
'Aggie Weston’s are absolutely delighted to have been recognised by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme in this way. A strong desire to support the Naval Community is the most important strand of this Christian charity’s DNA. Our support may come through the delivery of our projects to serving personnel and their families, or through the employment of service spouses or veterans. Either way we are proud to call ourselves advocates for the Armed Forces community'