The Ministry of Defence hosted its fifth annual Partnering with Defence Conference on Thursday (March 14th), bringing together employers that have pledged their support to the Armed Forces and MOD representatives.
More than 3,000 employers have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging their support to the Armed Forces Community - though a promising number, findings from a recent report have shown there is still a significant lack of awareness and understanding of the Covenant and its role in society.
The Government recently launched its first ever UK-wide ‘Strategy for our Veterans’, with the vision of helping those who have served and their families transition smoothly back in to civilian life and contribute fully to society.
In this month's newsletter we look at new unconventional recruitment methods businesses are using to hone in on talent - and we also celebrate being honoured for our commitment to the Armed Forces community.
Since the Armed Forces Covenant scheme was launched in June 2013, some 2,650 companies, large and small, have publicly pledged their support for the military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. But some veterans think companies could be doing more to offer them meaningful employment.