We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the gold standard for our support of the Armed Forces community.
The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award is the highest award for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served.
SaluteMyJob work with employers and service men and women recognised
SaluteMyJob managing director Brigadier (Retd) Andrew Jackson said: "All of the SaluteMyJob team are thrilled that our work with employers and transitioning and former Service men and women has been recognised with this Gold Award. We are proud to have moved from Bronze to Gold level in each of the three years since the company was formed.
“We look forward to furthering our support of the Armed Forces community by continuing to advocate the Armed Forces Covenant and helping employers plan and implement structured, sustainable and measurable programmes to deliver their pledges in ways that are increasingly meaningful to the Armed Forces community."
What are the ERS Gold awards?
The ERS Gold Awards recognise employers who actively support the Armed Forces community in their workplace and also encourage others to follow their lead. The award scheme, which attracts entries from companies in every part of the country and in the private and public sectors, has seen a rapid increase in participation since it launched in 2014.
Announcing the award, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson MP, said: “Through the Employer Recognition Scheme, the Ministry of Defence publicly recognises the commitment that companies such as Salutemyjob.com Limited are making by acting as advocates for Defence People. We are grateful for your positive attitude and policies towards the Armed Forces community and see you as an exemplar employer supporting Defence.
“I would like to take this opportunity both to congratulate Salutemyjob.com Limited on receiving this Gold Award and to thank you for the considerable support you are giving to our Servicemen and women.”
SaluteMyJob also finalist in Heropreneur Awards
SaluteMyJob has also recently been named as one of three finalists in the Heropreneurs Awards small business employer of the year category. The awards are a new initiative created to celebrate the achievements of ex-Armed Forces personnel in business, run by Heropreneurs, a charity that helps ex-Armed Forces personnel and their dependants on the road to creating their own businesses and become entrepreneurs.
With nearly 200 entries across just eight categories, being named as a finalist by judges such as Paddy Ashdown, Deborah Meaden from Dragons’ Den and a host of other successful entrepreneurs and high-ranking military personnel, is testament to the success and drive of the shortlisted nominees.
“The very existence of the Heropreneurs awards shows that there is a greater recognition of the talents and skills of the ex-forces community and their spouses,” said Andrew.
“As a team, we understand the challenges associated with leaving the Armed Forces and the issues facing jobseekers looking for the right role for them in the right organisation. From our work with employers that have pledged their support to the Armed Forces or are open to the idea of hiring ex-military talent, we can help members of the Armed Forces community bridge the gap that exists between employers and ex-military jobseekers,” he said.
“Too often, in our view, veterans are portrayed as victims. We want to work with others to promote a more positive narrative of veterans, spouses and reservists as assets to business.”
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