Employer Recognition Scheme

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The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) rewards and recognises UK employers for their support and commitment towards Defence. The Scheme encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for employer organisations which pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Defence community, and align their values and activities with the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Bronze Award
  • Bronze Award holders are self-nominated by employers who pledge their intention to support Defence, and take a positive stance towards Reservists who are either existing or prospective employees.
  • Bronze Award holders seek to promote an Armed Forces-friendly position, and are open to employing Reservists and supporting their training and mobilisation commitments.

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Silver Award
  • Silver Award holders demonstrate support for Defence, employing at least one Reservist, actively communicating and upholding a positive stance to their employees via established HR policies and procedures.
  • Silver Award holders support Reservists by showing flexibility to plan for and allow them to fulfil their annual training and mobilisation commitments.

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Gold Award
  • Gold Award holders proactively advocate and support Defence, communicating their commitment both internally to employees and externally to the wider community, through established policies and examples of support.
  • Gold Award holders demonstrate significant support for Reservists, enabling them to fulfil their annual training and mobilisation commitments.

HRFCA Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award Winners

2023
ERS Awards
Donut Pig Digital Media
Gold
Drumfork Nursery & Family Centre
Gold
Fife Medical Group
Gold
Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce
Gold
Moray Council
Gold
NHS Highland
Gold
NHS Orkney
Gold
(revalidation)
NHS Tayside
Gold
Recruitment Bee (Scotland) Ltd
Gold
Flagship Maritime Ltd
Gold
The MacRobert Trust
Gold
Trident IES
Gold
20/20 Business Insight Limited
Silver
Andron Facilities Management
Silver
BEAR Scotland
Silver
BRAVEHOUND
Silver
Central Fife Sheds Ltd
Silver
Dundee Football Club
Silver
EC Aluminium Ltd
Silver
Eclipse (IP) Ltd
Silver
Falkirk Football Community Foundation
Silver
Forth Valley College
Silver
G.H.Q. Spirits
Silver
Glenhead Engineering Ltd
Silver
Gray & Adams Ltd
Silver
Home Instead East Fife
Silver
HorseBack UK
Silver
International SOS (Medical Services) UK Limited
Silver
Lochaber Chamber of Commerce
Silver
Lochgilphead Medical Centre
Silver
Munro and Noble Solicitors and Estate Agents
Silver
NHS Western Isles
Silver
Progressive Pathways Ltd
Silver
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Silver
Serica Energy
Silver
Stagecoach Group Plc
Silver
Stirling Highland Games
Silver
Stroven Ltd
Silver
The Dundee Gin Company Ltd
Silver
The UKSI Limited
Silver
TSG UK Solutions Limited
Silver
Wings For Warriors
Silver
Blue Shield Services Ltd
Bronze
Campbell & McConnachie Ltd
Bronze
Cathcart Elliot
Bronze
Clinical Business Solutions
Bronze
College Development Network
Bronze
Corporate Energy & Renewables Ltd
Bronze
DIMA Group Services
Bronze
Dundee Heritage Trust
Bronze
EASTON’S Training Limited
Bronze
Findhorn & Kinloss Community Council
Bronze
Forces Manor
Bronze
G&A Barnie Group Ltd
Bronze
Golden Friendships
Bronze
Hold Fast Elite Limited
Bronze
Joan’s Carers Ltd
Bronze
Keenan (Recycling) Ltd
Bronze
Kirkcaldy Cabs Limited
Bronze
Knights Templar Goodwill Charity of Scotland
Bronze
Kongsberg Maritime Ltd
Bronze
Lukas Joinery
Bronze
Moray Autocare Ltd
Bronze
Moray Firth Credit Union
Bronze
Port of Aberdeen
Bronze
Raeburn Training
Bronze
Reach Subsea UK Limited
Bronze
Robertson Group
Bronze
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Bronze
Semco Maritime
Bronze
Shearwater Marine Services Ltd
Bronze
Shipton & Heneage Limited
Bronze
Stork
Bronze
The Cleaner Moray Ltd
Bronze
Wasted Degrees Brewing
Bronze
Well-Safe Solutions Limited
Bronze
Winter & Simpson Ltd
Bronze

Total: 77
2014
ERS Awards
Robert Gordon University
Bronze

Total: 1