Nrl Secures Armed Forces Silver Employer Recognition Award

NRL secures Armed Forces silver employer recognition award

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NRL secures Armed Forces silver employer recognition award

  • Publish Date: Posted 20 days ago
  • Author: Marketing Team

Technical engineering business the NRL Group, are celebrating securing the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme silver award.

The specialist recruitment and contracting organisation previously held the bronze award for several years, before putting forward an application for the judging panel to evaluate their progress in the silver category.

Through the Armed Forces Covenant, businesses make a long-term commitment to support our Armed Forces community - ensuring those who serve, and their families, are treated fairly and are well supported. The Employer Recognition Scheme provides an opportunity to demonstrate this commitment in action, including ensuring recruitment opportunities are available to the Armed Forces community through the identification of transferable skills.

During the recent review panel, forty seven organisations from across the North West of England were awarded Silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for their support to Defence and the wider Armed Forces community, including the NRL Group. In recent years, NRL have increased their support by attending monthly employment fairs for service leavers, as well as joining Forces Families Jobs, to advertise open vacancies to join the business.

Reflecting on the silver award, NRL’s CEO David Redmayne said,

"We owe a lot to our Armed Forces community, because we all benefit from their dedication and selfless service. That’s why we want to help as best we can, and why aiming for the silver Employer Recognition Scheme award was so important to us.
We’re committed to helping as many people as possible find rewarding work in the civilian world, whilst also supporting Armed Forces families. From reservists to veterans and family members, we understand the value they bring to our organisation and our clients, so are delighted to see this commitment recognised through the Employer Recognition Scheme.
The silver award stands as a meaningful reminder that we welcome applications from all service personnel and their families.”

 

Commenting on the announcement of the 2024 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards; Colonel Mark Underhill OBE DL, Chief Executive at the North West of England and the Isle of Man Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (NW RFCA), said:

“On behalf of the Ministry of Defence we are honoured and delighted to be able to recognise the outstanding support and commitment given to the Armed Forces Covenant by businesses and organisations in the region, through the Employer Recognition Scheme awards. Each recipient has demonstrated not only that their support to the Covenant and the wider Armed Forces community, but also that they are prepared to support their Reservists, Service Leavers, Spouses, Veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and Cadets in the workplace.”