July 12, 2023

Vertas Group receives Armed Forces Gold Award

Vertas Group achieve Gold status in Armed Forces Covenant

As part of the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Vertas Group has received a Gold Award, having previously gained silver.

Vertas Group has been given recognition for its support of the armed forces. The award highlights the work that has been ongoing to further enhance the Group as a forces-friendly employer.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award is the highest badge of honour, recognising the positive role that employers play in supporting the Armed Forces community.

To achieve the Gold Award, the Group has demonstrated support for the Armed Forces Community through the people policies they have in place. This includes providing 10 extra paid days of leave for reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and guaranteed interviews for service leavers who meet the minimum criteria.

Ian Surtees M.B.A, Vertas Group Chief Executive Officer comments: “We are incredibly proud to have been awarded the Gold Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, having previously gained silver. Vertas Group recognise the skills, knowledge, and experience the armed forces bring the Group as well as the service they have given to our country.”

Kate Innes, Vertas Group Chief People Officer said: “To be recognised for the progress we have made is fantastic news. We know our policies will make the difference to the lives of our armed forces community and are proud to demonstrate and advocate support to the defence and the armed forces community, aligning our values with the forces covenant.”