East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) has been recognised for its commitment to the Northamptonshire Armed Forces Covenant (AFC), after being presented with the bronze level award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
The award recognises our commitment to helping veterans and leavers of the armed forces, find employment and or increase their skills through training. Often veterans and service leavers find it challenging to secure jobs. As a partner within the county Covenant Partnership, ENC will do everything it can to increase opportunities and support veterans and their families.
The AFC is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the British Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. On Friday, 29 June 2018 at the Army Reserve Centre in Northampton, our Chairman, Cllr Wendy Brackenbury, represented ENC at the re-signing of the Northamptonshire Armed Forces Covenant. This was a very important moment as we showed our continued support to those who serve, have served and their families.
Cllr Brackenbury adds:
“The ERS Bronze Award recognises our commitment to the Armed Forces in East Northamptonshire and the county as a whole. Being a partner organisation we can support our veterans and their families to settle into civilian life after serving and protecting our country”
Leader of ENC, Cllr Steven North said:
“As a council we have a priority to increase prosperity through job creation and skills development. This award shows we are committed to supporting our armed forces service leavers to secure employment and develop new skills ”
For more information on the support offered by the Armed Forces Covenant Northamptonshire, please visit www.afcnorthamptonshire.co.uk