By Rik Willis
When we launched Offploy Veterans earlier in September we set out a path to demonstrate our commitment to military and police veterans who had experience of going through the criminal justice system. One of the tangible symbols of this was applying to the MoD to register as an Armed Forces Covenant employer.
As MD, Jacob Hill signed the pledge that “We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.” Jacob also noted that around a third of our current team of Social Employment Advisers are ex-military.
We are delighted therefore to have received confirmation from the MoD that registration has been approved and that Offploy has been added to the list of employers that have made this commitment. Offploy’s certificate can be found on the government website here.
However, our work does not end there. Offploy will be working towards gaining Bronze accreditation in the near future and over time we hope that it will be possible to work towards Silver and then Gold level status. In the meantime, our Social Employment Advisers ask every new candidate whether they have ever served in uniform so that we can make Offploy Veterans a reality for those who have served Queen and country.