Armed Forces Covenant
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
The Armed Forces Covenant is a way for the nation to show commitment to everyone who is serving or has served in the armed forces. It is a pledge that together, we acknowledge and understand that they should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve.
How does it help?
The covenant focuses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.
This support is provided in a number of areas including:
- education and family well-being
- having a home
- starting a new career
- access to healthcare
- financial assistance
- discounted services
Employer Recognition Scheme
The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community by going above and beyond their covenant pledges.
Through a 3 tier approach of bronze, silver and gold awards, the scheme recognises the different levels of commitment provided by employers. This allows the Ministry of Defence to publicly thank and honour those organisation for their support. You can nominate yourself for a Bronze award , Silver and Gold awards are awarded to organisations meeting specific criteria.
TMS is proud to have been awarded the Bronze award in 2015 and the Silver Award in 2017.