News

November 29th 2016

Celebrating supportive employers in the East Midlands

John Wilson

John Wilson

Help us recognise and celebrate outstanding employers in the region who are supporting our Armed Forces, by nominating them for an Employer Recognition Scheme Award in 2017.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) recognises employers who have gone above and beyond their pledges of support in the Armed Forces Covenant and inspired others to do the same.

Whitehouse Construction Co. Ltd receiving the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award from Vice Lord Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Murray Colville TD DL

Whitehouse Construction Co. Ltd receiving the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award from Vice Lord Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Murray Colville TD DL

Notts Healthcare employee and veteran Shaun Morley, HRH Prince William, Dean Fathers from Notts Healthcare and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon at the Gold award presentation event 2016

Notts Healthcare employee and veteran Shaun Morley, HRH Prince William, Dean Fathers from Notts Healthcare and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon at the Gold award presentation event 2016

The scheme encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for organisations that are helping create a fair deal for our Armed Forces or advocating support to Defence and the Armed Forces community. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme is designed 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.

John Wilson, the Ministry of Defences Regional Employer Engagement Director for the East Midlands, said: “We have engaged with numerous organisations around the region, a number of whom have received an award for supporting members of the Armed Forces Community they employ.

“Now is the time to consider nominations for supportive employers to receive awards in 2017.  Anyone seeking to nominate an employer for an award please contact me directly for advice.”

Find out more about a NHS Trust from Nottingham who won a Gold award in 2016 here. 

Learn about organisations winning a Silver award in the region this year here.

More details about the ERS can be found here.

For advice or information contact:

John Wilson, East Midlands Regional Employer Engagement Director

Tel: 0115 924 8627   Email:  em-empsp@rfca.mod.uk

Catherine Suckling, East Midlands Assistant Employer Engagement Director

Tel: 0115 924 8622  Email: em-areed@rfca.mod.uk

"Now is the time to consider nominations for supportive employers to receive awards in 2017. Anyone seeking to nominate an employer for an award please contact me directly for advice."