Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) has been presented with a Bronze Award by the UK Ministry of Defence for their commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community via the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).
Aligned with the UK Armed Forces Covenant, the Scheme acknowledges employers who appreciate and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy, and society they have served.
A signatory of the Covenant, Clyde Training Solutions has pledged to be ‘armed forces-friendly’ and is open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners, should they be the best candidate for a role.
On Wednesday 8th December, Roy McLellan, Employer Engagement Director, Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, presented John Abate, CTS Director, with the Bronze Award.
John said: “We are very proud at Clyde Training Solutions to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and achieve the DERS Bronze Award.
“We have employed, and continue to employ, professionals who have served in the UK Armed Forces not because of our pledge to the DERS, but because they were the best candidates for the respective roles.
“We have seen a clear and consistent pattern of employed veterans demonstrating high levels of discipline, determination and a ‘can do attitude’, which is of huge benefit to CTS and the industries we support as these traits align perfectly with our high safety standards and culture of support for our training delegates.
“I am delighted to have welcomed Roy to our Glasgow training facility, and we are very thankful to him for presenting us with this Bronze Award, which we consider a first step in our endeavour to achieve a Silver Award and then a Gold Award.”
Roy added: “Congratulations on Clyde Training Solutions and their teams of dedicated professionals on achieving the DERS Bronze Award for their pledge to support the Armed Forces, including existing or prospective employees who are members of the community.
“It is our mission to create a society in which the Armed Forces community is afforded the same opportunities as others when seeking future employment.
“The Armed Forces nurture the personal development of our people and are committed to ensuring they have the opportunities to go on to demonstrate their valuable skills and competencies in other sectors.”
For more information on the UK Ministry of Defence Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-employer-recognition-scheme/defence-employer-recognition-scheme
And to see the courses run by CTS, specifically for armed forces personnel transitioning to civilian sectors such as Renewables or Offshore, visit: https://clydetrainingsolutions.com/course-type/armed-forces-transition/