Lukas joins forces with Defence

February 26, 2024
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Two men showing off certificates in front of van.

Lukas Joinery was presented with the Armed Forces Covenant and Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award on 7 February.

Highland RFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Ray Watt presented both certificates in Inverness. Ray (right) is pictured above with Lukas Joinery proprietor Lukasz Netkowski.

Lukasz Netkowski is a multi-award winning joiner who has been living and working in Inverness since 2007.

Lukas Joinery first signed the Armed Forces Covenant in September last year. By signing the Covenant, Lukas Joinery has become one of the 11,500+ organisations to pledge support to the Armed Forces community. 

Its commitment to honouring the Covenant includes pledges to:

  • Promote the fact it is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
  • Support the employment of Veterans and Service leavers.
  • Support the employment of Service spouses and partners.
  • Support employees who are members of the Reserve Forces; granting additional paid/unpaid leave for training; supporting mobilisations and deployment; encourage members of staff to become Reservists.
  • Support employees who are volunteer leaders in military cadet organisations; granting additional leave to attend annual training camps and courses; actively encourage staff to become volunteer leaders in cadet organisations.
  • Support Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities.
  • Support Armed Forces charities.
  • Offer a discount to members of the Armed Forces community.

Lukas Joinery also received the ERS Bronze Award. The ERS Awards encourage employers to support Defence and inspire others to do the same. The prestigious Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence and the Armed Forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Joiner stands in front of his van with two awards.
Joiner Lukasz Netkowski with his Armed Forces Covenant and Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award certificates.

To find out how you can support the Armed Forces, contact HRFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Directors Roy McLellan at [email protected] or Ray Watt at [email protected].

Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant.

Find out more about the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Find out more about Lukas Joinery.

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