We are delighted to announce that this month SHEQ Aspen Thorn has signed up to become part of the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC), and we are now formally registered with the Covenant.
Established in 2011, The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to those who serve and their families that they will not face disadvantages due to their links with the forces.
The Armed Forces Covenant is used to measure whether the government, businesses, and the country are doing enough to support members of the armed forces.
The Covenant ensures that members of the armed forces community have the same access to services and goods that any other UK resident has. This support is provided across several areas, including:
Education and family wellbeing
New career support
Access to healthcare
SHEQ Aspen Thorn joins many other companies and organisations who have signed up to support the armed forces community, including RAC Motoring Services, AGE UK and Cardiff University.
By becoming a forces-friendly employer, we pledge our support to the armed forces community. Our company is proud to have a history of hiring employees who are ex-military, including Sam Wilde (our SHEQ consultant), who served in the British Army for an impressive 16 years becoming coming on board.
With a deep connection to the forces in our company, it was naturally a strong interest for us to provide more support to this area. It is also a great opportunity for our business to give something back.
As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, we can offer training to all force members still serving and in reserves. This means that we will be able to discount our courses and supply accredited courses upon request, to both assist with service and the transition of leaving the forces to join civilian industries.
With our agreed commitment through the Covenant, we will also support national events, recruit veterans and service spouses and partners, and support armed forces charities with fundraising.
Through our online channels we will share any opportunities to help with new initiatives and updates on training for the armed forces. To find out more about the Royal Armed Forces Covenant, visit the website here: https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/