OSP Cyber Academy has become the latest organisation to sign the UK Armed Forces Covenant.
In doing so it has demonstrated its commitment to support the UK’s servicemen and women wherever and however it can, ensuring no member of the Armed Forces should suffer a disadvantage because of their service.
OSP joins more than 3,000 UK organisations to have now signed the Covenant.
Group Managing Director Thomas McCarthy signed the document during Scotland’s Cyber Summit held in Aberdeen on 2 May. The document was co-signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) by Major General Martin Smith CB, MBE.
Mr McCarthy said: “OSP Cyber Academy are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating our support for the UK Armed Forces. We welcome the opportunity to support any part of the UK forces whenever the opportunity arises.”
Aberdeen-based OSP’s commitment to honouring the Covenant includes pledges to:
- Promote the fact it is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
- Seek to support the employment of veterans and work with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).
- Endeavour to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment.
- Seek to support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.
- Aim to actively participate in Armed Forces Day and Reserves Day.
- Offer a 25% discount to members of the Armed Forces Community for any classroom courses as well as a free introduction to online courses.
The Covenant signing was organised by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and attended – along with the signatories – by the organisation’s Head of Engagement Michelle McKearnon.
Michelle said: “We are delighted that OSP Cyber Academy has formally pledged its commitment to the Armed Forces community. Their support is hugely appreciated and we look forward to working with them.”