College’s Armed Forces support recognised

July 1, 2016

Forth Valley College has received the prestigious Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award from the Ministry of Defence. 

The award acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence by going above and beyond pledges they made when signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant itself is a pledge from organisations to support the country’s servicemen and women wherever and however it can. 

The ERS scheme builds on that pledge by encouraging employers like Forth Valley College – which has campuses in Alloa, Falkirk and Stirling – to inspire others to do the same.

The award was presented to the college by the Royal Navy’s Captain Chris Smith, Naval Regional Commander for Scotland & Northern Ireland, at Stirling Military Show on 18 June in a ceremony organised by Dundee-based Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.

The college’s Forces Veterans’ Champion Richy Todd accepted the award on behalf of college principal Dr Ken Thomson.

Mr Todd said: “We were delighted to be presented with the Bronze Award at such an important event as Stirling Military Show.

“It really is excellent recognition for all the College’s initiatives which see us work closely with former military and serving personnel and their families as we try to help them into training and subsequently employment.

“We are all really proud of this award.”

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant and the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme contact Highland RFCA’S Regional Employer Engagement Director Ron Macgregor on 01382 631026 or email [email protected].