The armed services employer recognition scheme is an opportunity for businesses to help members of the armed forces.

In April 2016, I went to a networking event at RAF Brize Norton.  I wasn’t really sure what I would learn – to be honest, I went for the potential to network with other local businesses rather than look around at the planes.

I was pleasantly surprised, though. Yes, there were some interesting businesses to network with, but more importantly, I learnt about the opportunities for my business to help the members of the armed services.

There was a very good presentation about the facts on having reservists in the business.  We don’t currently have employees who would like to be reservists – but I would certainly now be more open to the idea.  We also learnt about how businesses can help those in the Armed Services – and receive recognition for it.

Concise Training currently gives a 10% discount on our face to face or e-learning courses to veterans or people currently serving in the armed services.  We are also registered with Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCAS) for our ITQ Social Media qualification as well as our Diploma in Social Media for Business.  This means that people who have left the armed services can access funding to take these Level 3 qualifications.  We also are willing to help at events for veterans including supporting the recent Skiing for Heroes event.

Bronze Award for the Employer Recognition Scheme

I was honoured that Concise Training was able to apply for, and win the Bronze Award for the Armed Services Employer Recognition Scheme.  Concise Training is also about to sign the Armed Services Covenant to ensure that supporting members of the armed services is part of our plans going forward.

Concise Training applied for and won the bronze award for the employer recognition scheme.

Have you looked into applying for the Employer Recognition Scheme or signing the Armed Services Covenant?  Please do share your thoughts with us.