Stork’s Armed Forces support takes off

November 24, 2023
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Six members of the Stork staff receiving the certificates from Highland RFCA's Regional Employer Engagement Director

Stork was presented with the Armed Forces Covenant and Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award on 3 November.

Highland RFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Ray Watt presented both certificates at Stork’s HQ in Aberdeen.

Pictured with Ray (third from left) are: Vicky Moir (Recruitment & Resourcing Manager); Nicola Murray (HR Director); Katherine Webster (HR Manager – Employee Engagement); Keith Jennings (HSEQ Advisor); Craig Wakeling (HVAC Operations Manager); and Mark Nicholson (Recruitment Team Leader).

Stork UK is headquartered in Aberdeen, with operational bases in Falkirk, Grimsby, Southport and Teesside. From each of these facilities it delivers Heat Treatment Solutions (Cooperheat), Quality Services, Integrity Services, Industrial Services, Mechanical Services, as well as Plant & Equipment Rental.

The company first signed the Armed Forces Covenant in July 2023. By signing the Covenant, Stork has become one of the 10,000+ 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.
  • Work with the Career Transition Partnership to provide a personalised employment route for Service leavers.
  • Actively market career opportunities that recognise military skills.
  • Aspire to develop a community group within its employee population.
  • Use key internal stakeholders to ensure the components of the Armed Forces Covenant are respected.
  • Publicise these commitments through literature and its website.

Stork 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.

Ray said: “I was delighted to present Stork with both their Armed Forces Covenant and Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award in recognition of their support to the defence family.”

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

Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant.

Find out more about the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Find out more about Stork.

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