GB MET honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GB MET) is among 140 organisations that have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community.

Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards are awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families.

Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty said, “I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.

“The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.”

Helena Thomas, Principal at GB MET, said, “We are delighted to have been recognised with this prestigious award and are proud to support the armed forces community. We value the skills and knowledge that veterans and reservists bring to the College, along with their wider contribution to society. We are dedicated in our commitment to continue to support them and advocate the benefits of supporting those within the armed forces community. This award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff."

To win an award, organisations must provide 10 extra paid days leave for Reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, Reserves, and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.

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