Employer Recognition Scheme

The ERS recognises organisations who pledge, demonstrate and advocate their support for the Defence community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. Nominees should note that fulfilling the criteria does not automatically mean an employer will receive an Award. Nominations need to go into detail on reasons why employers should be recognised.

In 2017, the Gold Award Selection Board may deem an employer to be more suitable for a Silver Award. In these cases, the nomination for that employer will be moved to the Silver selection Board for consideration. In a similar way, a nomination for an employer at the Silver level may be moved up to Gold Board for consideration if that is deemed appropriate.

Does your company or organisation deserve an ERS Award? 

Nominations for the annual Gold and Silver ERS Awards can be made by third parties. They can be made by employees within that company or by others that simply know of good reasons as to why a company should be nominated. Companies and organisations can self-register for Bronze Awards throughout the year, and begin the process of demonstrating their commitment at any time of their choosing.

2018 ERS Awards

Deadlines for this year’s nominations have passed, and Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards winners will receive notification shortly. Dates for the 2019 ERS nomination process will be published later this year.

For more information about the Employer Recognition Scheme please visit the ERS website.

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