Home / Armed Forces

Armed Forces

Five-year revalidation under the MOD’s Gold Employer Recognition Scheme for Amey

The infrastructure services and engineering company has secured a renewed five-year revalidation under the MOD’s Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its “exceptional support” to the Armed Forces community. Initially awarded in 2018, Amey says the revalidation acknowledges the company’s “long-term ...

Read More »

Sodexo launches Military Advisory Group for Nutrition and Wellbeing

Sodexo has partnered with the British Nutrition Foundation to launch a new Military Advisory Group for Nutrition and Wellbeing. Sodexo and the British Nutrition Foundation will hold regular sessions over the coming year bringing together academics, military stakeholders, and nutritional ...

Read More »

Creating FM career paths for veterans

On average, 20,000 veterans leave the Armed Forces each year to join the civilian workforce, yet half have a difficult time finding work. With research revealing that over two thirds of veterans who joined the industry felt FM was a ...

Read More »

IWFM signs Armed Forces Covenant to encourage current and former service people into FM

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) has announced that it has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, the nation’s promise to active personnel, veterans and their families that they will be treated fairly. For IWFM, it represents ...

Read More »

Compass retains Gold Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme status

Compass Group UK & Ireland has secured Gold Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme status following its recent revalidation, carried out by the Defence Relationship Management Team. The Gold commendation reflects the work the organisation does to support veterans, reservists, cadets ...

Read More »

Integral signs covenant supporting the Armed Forces community

UK building services and engineering firm, Integral, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a pledge that those who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families will be treated fairly in society. The covenant focuses on helping members ...

Read More »

VIVO recognised for its work in helping UK military veterans

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme has awarded VIVO Defence Services with a silver award. The scheme recognises employers that pledge, demonstrate and advocate support to the defence and armed forces community, and align their values with ...

Read More »

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation increases annual grant to Armed Forces charity

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has increased its annual grant to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, by 43 per cent, to £50,000. A partner to SSAFA since 2008, the total funding donated to date stands at £500,000. The annual donation supports ...

Read More »

Landmarc pledges its commitment to Armed Forces charity, SSAFA

Landmarc Support Services has promised its continuing support to SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity following the award of a £560 million, seven-year contract by the Defence Infrastructure organisation, to manage the UK Defence Training Estate. Landmarc provides the facilities management, ...

Read More »

VIVO names three official charities across the UK armed forces

VIVO Defence Services – a joint 50/50 venture between Serco and EQUANS – has named the three national military-based charities that will benefit from funds raised by its staff – one for each branch of our military – just ahead ...

Read More »