Back in January 2020, we were delighted to announce that we had signed the Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate our support for the Armed Forces Community and as such, we were awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze award.
It is with great pride and delight that today we announce that we have been awarded ERS Silver Award. To have the VR family recognised for the hard work and efforts to support our Armed Forces, through our training and recruitment services, has left us fit to bursting.
Not only does it bring us great pride to support our serving members & the families of serving members of our Armed Forces, but we genuinely take great pride in supporting our Veterans and their families. We have several initiatives in place with a number of fantastic partners and charities such as: The RAF Benevolent Fund, RFEA (The Forces Charity), SaMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), Poppy Scotland (Earl Haig), SWS RnR (South West Scotland RnR) to name but a few who all support veterans with issues faced in civvie street such as PTSD, homelessness, Training and back to work initiatives.
We currently employ two Veterans full time as Driver Trainers/Instructors who pride themselves in delivering tailored, accredited solutions to assist the individual candidate back into sustainable employment. One of which is our Company Mentor and Armed Forces champion who has 45 years military service and experience to help train and on-board our veterans, reservists and family members into our civilian family organisation.
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