Armed Forces Covenant

Jenna Hay from global recruitment firm Adecco meets the Commanding Officers of the Navy, Air and Army Reserve in Glasgow after signing the Armed Forces Covenant


A promise by the nation.

The government is committed to supporting the Armed Forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC). The AFC is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.

Why sign the AFC?

By signing the AFC an organisation demonstrates its intention to support the Armed Forces community and provides the signatory with the opportunity to be recognised by the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award. An ERS award shows that the recipient is delivering tangible support for the Armed Forces community. The Ministry of Defence, as the representative of HM Government, welcomes these commitments and is grateful for the support being pledged and provided.

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Who signs the AFC?

Since its introduction in 2011, over 8,000 large and small organisations have signed the AFC. By becoming a Forces-friendly employer you can benefit from the unique skills and experiences that members of the Armed Forces community can bring to your organisation.

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Visit the Armed Forces Covenant website here.

Download the flyer here.

If you have signed the Covenant, access the media pack and guide here.

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