Midton pledge their support

November 21, 2018

Product development company Midton, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant – a commitment to support the country’s servicemen and women wherever and however it can and to ensure no member of the Armed Forces should suffer any disadvantage as a result of their service. 

The 14th November signing – by Director David Gillen – took place at the company’s factory in Argyll & Bute. The document was co-signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by Commander J E Livesey RN, Base Executive Officer HMS Neptune HMNB Clyde.

Commander Livesey and David Gillen sign the Covenant.

Midton’s commitment to honouring the Covenant includes pledges to:

  • Promote the fact that it is an Armed forces-friendly organisation.
  • Supporting the employment of veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers.
  • Seek to support their candidates who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible through offering flexibility of roles and durations.
  • Aim to actively participate in Armed Forces Day by attending and promoting their commitment to the Armed Forces.
  • Utilise their ex-Armed Forces staff to assist Veterans, Reserves and their spouses and partners in navigating unfamiliar employment processes.

The Covenant signings were organised by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and attended – along with signatories – by the organisation’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Michelle McKearnon.

Midton receive their copy of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Michelle said: “I am delighted Midton have formally pledged their commitment to the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. By demonstrating their support, Midton is helping to provide employment and opportunity for our servicemen, regular, retired and reserve, in the Argyll & Bute community. We are very much looking forward to working with them via our Employer Recognition Scheme and thank them for their pledge.”

Midton are a manufacturing company consisting of designers, crafters and makers who see themselves as a community rather than a workplace. The company pride themselves on creating new ideas and initiatives and encourage their team to face all challenges head on.

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant and the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme contact Michelle on 01382 631026 or email [email protected].