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Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy, and society they serve with their lives.

Its two principles are that, recognising the unique obligations of, and sacrifices made by, the Armed Forces:

  • Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services.
  • Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.

We support our staff who are:

  • members of, or who wish to join the Volunteer Reserve Forces.
  • have served or have family in the forces who serve/have served.
  • bereaved due to their partner’s service.

We have been a Bronze Award holder of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme since 2020 and recognise military skills and qualifications in our recruitment.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 8 July 2024