Company awarded Bronze Award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
BREEDON Group plc have signed the Armed Forces Covenant as part of their focus on becoming a truly inclusive organization.
Since signing the covenant, the company has been awarded the Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, demonstrating the success of its commitment to be an armed forces-friendly employer.
Recognizing the value that service leavers can bring to a business like Breedon, the Group has put new policies in place to encourage former members of the armed forces to join the company.
With colleagues across the business already serving as active members of the armed forces reserves, Breedon are also introducing a new support programme to ensures such colleagues are able to give their full commitment to these roles. This will include an extra two-weeks paid leave, on top of the existing holiday allowance, so colleagues can attend annual training camps.
Colleagues are also encouraged to attend military recruitment activities on a regular basis, to share their experiences and promote life at Breedon while serving in the reserves.
Throughout the rest of 2023, Breedon have a number of planned activities, including:
Working alongside the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to encourage job applications to Breedon and increase exposure to the service leaver community.
Launching an internal Armed Forces Network to share information and experiences; recognize how the Group can continue to support reservists and the families of those called up for duty; and understand what can be done to further attract talent/reservists into Breedon.
Caroline Roberts, group people director at Breedon, said: ‘We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and proud to have been awarded Bronze status. Supporting former members of our armed forces as they leave active duty is vital to ensuring their smooth transition into civilian life, and we are committed to playing our role across the business to provide employment opportunities.’