The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in recognition of its support for the Armed Forces community.
The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for Defence personnel, with the bronze, silver and gold scheme awarded to organisations who support those who serve (or have served) in the Armed Forces.
Earlier this year, the industry-led skills body for the engineering construction industry signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) at an army engagement event in Teesside.
This voluntary pledge demonstrates a commitment to support the Armed Forces community who are re-entering civilian life and to publicly recognise the contribution that Service personnel, veterans and military families make to the organisation, community and to the country.
ECITB Chief Executive Andrew Hockey said: “A key pillar of our Leading Industry Learning strategy is to grow a skilled workforce, and developing closer links with the Armed Forces community will help us to identify employment routes for veterans seeking new careers and explore bespoke pipelines of skilled workers into the engineering construction industry.
“The ECITB actively supports the Armed Forces Covenant and has created training pathways into industry, such as the Military into Offshore Wind programme we ran earlier this year.