Support services provider Emprise Services plc has demonstrated its commitment to the UK’s Armed Forces and helping ex-services personnel return to civilian life after signing up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
The company recognised that transitioning into civilian life can be challenging. As an Armed Forces job provider, it’s able to offer an additional avenue of employment through its recruitment process in partnership with the Armed Forces Career Transition Partnership (CTP).
Mark Langworthy, managing director of Emprise’s Security division, said: “Emprise Services is proud to be associated with the Armed Forces and pledge our support in helping those who have served our country back into civilian life and employment. We appreciate that service leavers have significant expertise and transferable skills, particularly in the security field. These can bring benefits to bear in areas such as teamwork, planning, leadership and communication. That’s perfect for a business like ours.”
The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to show their support for the Armed Forces community.
Each organisation is encouraged to offer support in a way most appropriate to their own situation and capacity, with the pledge document including a ‘menu’ of options covering employment support for veterans, reservists, service spouses and partners, as well as support for cadet units, Armed Forces Day and discounts for the Armed Forces community.
There’s also an opportunity for companies and charitable organisations to add their own commitments based on local circumstances.
Core statement of commitment
All Corporate Covenants include a core statement of commitment that’s agreed by those adopting the scheme. This covers the two key principles of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, which are:
*No member of the Armed Forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
*In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, particularly for the injured or bereaved
The Corporate Covenant has been designed to complement the Armed Forces Covenant and sit alongside the Community Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the moral obligation of society towards members of the Armed Forces community while the Community Covenant provides a mechanism for local authorities and communities to express support for members of the Armed Forces community.
The Corporate Covenant is designed to allow businesses and charitable organisations to express their support, and commit to ways in which they can provide that support.