GKN Aerospace has been officially recognised by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) with the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award, for our outstanding support to the UK Armed Forces community. Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards are awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families. GKN Aerospace becomes one of only 493 companies in the country to be recognised at this level.
The Employer Recognition Scheme was launched in 2014 to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant and the full spectrum of Defence personnel. This includes the Reserves, service leavers, cadets, spouses and wounded, injured and sick. To win an award, organisations must be signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, Reserves, and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.
Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty said:
“I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.
“The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.”
'It’s an absolute honour to be recognised in this way,' said Mark Miller, Director of UK Defense for GKN Aerospace. 'GKN Aerospace has been at the forefront of the UK Defence industry for decades, and we recognise the transferable skills and personal qualities that ex-military personnel can bring to our company and the wider community. We are extremely proud to support our servicemen and women and be an active supporter of the Armed Forces’