Employer Engagement is an important activity helping to achieve Defence objectives. It is the principal activity required to develop and sustain strong, positive, mutually-beneficial relationships between employers and the Ministry of Defence to support the Defence personnel before, during and after their service.
The Ministry of Defence employer engagement programme aims to support the delivery of 35,000 effective and capable Reservists.
The strategic priority has been to secure and sustain access to and availability of the skilled, capable people needed to deliver Defence outputs.
Employer engagement activities work towards three principal objectives:
East Midlands RFCA supports over 2,150 reservists and engages with over 4,650 employer contacts, providing information, guidance and advice on all matters relating to Defence personnel including:
For advice or information contact:
John Wilson, East Midlands Regional Employer Engagement Director
Tel: 0115 924 8627 Email: email@example.com
Catherine Suckling, East Midlands Assistant Regional Employer Engagement Director
Tel: 01159 248622 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Whitehouse Construction proactively supports the Armed Forces Community and are always seeking to use the skills of veterans, serving personnel and their families in the organisation.
- Director Robert Ewart-Sear from Whitehouse Construction
“The Club was delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. We have always had a strong relationship with the Royal Air Force and the Army and so it was perfectly natural for us to sign. We hope to strengthen our bond with the services and with the men and women that serve our country.”
- Managing Director Kevin Cooke from Lincoln City Football Club
“We are delighted to support our staff who are Reservists. They can gain specialist skills through their roles in the Armed Forces which are beneficial to our business"
- Stella Salt, HR Manager at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“The opportunity to visit Royal Marine Reservists in Norway was truly inspiring. I have always had an admiration for those who dedicate their lives to serving our country, but to see the camaraderie, determination, leadership and teamwork that is displayed in minus 15 degree conditions, was amazing."
- Damien West from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
“I understand the value of Reservists in the work place. In my experience the Reservists at ITB Fabrications have been disciplined individuals who have a ‘can do’ attitude."
- Ian Barnett, Managing Director at ITB Fabrications
"Skills such as leadership, problem-solving, decision making, communication and team building enhanced through Armed Forces training programmes, we believe are an excellent asset to our organisation."
- Linda Houtby, Principal at Grantham College
MARCH 24TH 2017Grantham business reaches out to Armed Forces Community
A Grantham business, whose workforce includes a number of veterans, has pledged its support to the wider Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant and gaining the Bronze Defence Employer Recognition Award.Read the full story →
MARCH 21ST 2017Defence College signs the Armed Forces Covenant
Welbeck, The Defence Sixth Form College has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, ensuring all of their employees are treated fairly if they are currently serving with the Armed Forces as a reservist or have completed previous military service.Read the full story →
MARCH 16TH 2017Trust becomes latest to sign Armed Forces Covenant in Lincolnshire
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has officially pledged its support for the Armed Forces community.Read the full story →
MARCH 14TH 2017Travis Perkins PLC sign the Armed Forces Covenant
One of the country’s largest British builders’ merchants and home improvement retailers has become the 1500th organisation to sign the Armed Forces Covenant pledging to support their employees who are a part of the Armed Forces Community.
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