Ministry of Defence recognises Cranfield University’s support of the Armed Forces community
Cranfield University has been awarded a Silver Employer Recognition award by the Ministry of Defence.
The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) recognises and rewards UK employers that support veterans, military spouses and cadet instructors, as well as reservists.
These employers pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community. They also share the values defined in the Armed Forces Covenant.
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield University, Professor Sir Peter Gregson, said:
“We are delighted that Cranfield has been awarded the Ministry of Defence Silver Employer Recognition Scheme award. The University has a proud tradition of supporting our Armed Forces and we have many reservists and former military personnel among our staff.
“It is crucial that we actively demonstrate support and flexibility to those making an invaluable contribution to our nation’s defence and security, as well as through their work here with us at the University.”
Silver award-holders demonstrate their support by employing staff from the defence community. They also communicate and projecting a positive image of defence to their employees via established HR policies and procedures.
Reservists are given the flexibility needed to plan and fulfil their annual training and mobilisation commitments.
Cranfield’s Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, Jaq Moore, said:
“Cranfield is one of the world’s leading universities for defence and security education, so we are pleased to be recognised with this award. Our HR policies ensure we are able to offer flexibility to current and former military staff and their families as part of the commitment.
As well as their work here with us at the University, they make an invaluable contribution to our nation’s defence and security.”
The University pledged its support to the Armed Forces scheme in December 2016 . It held a flag-raising ceremony in celebration of Armed Forces Day in June 2017. This was supported by several reservists and former military personnel from its staff.