West Country business reaffirms support the Armed Forces community


Somerset business Train4All has once again pledged to support members of the Armed Forces Community.

The business, which is based in Somerton, is a specialist provider of training to the construction industry and has close links with the Armed Forces community and especially RNAS Yeovilton.

Having already demonstrated their support to the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, the company have been presented with the Bronze Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award for their commitment for providing training to those in the armed forces and their families. They are now aiming for a Silver Award.

Train4All offer support to the Armed Forces community in a number of ways. The company has developed training programmes aimed specifically at those currently serving in the armed forces, those who are looking to resettle and those who have already left the armed forces.

The company has also pledged to support the Armed Forces Community in wealth of other ways, including but not limited to;

  • Promoting the fact they are an armed forces friendly organisation and the support they provide to the Armed Forces Community and their work with SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association).
  • Supporting the employment of veterans both young and old, and working with Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and local agencies and partners, in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers.
  • Supporting the employment of Service spouses and partners.
  • Seeking to support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces, including accommodating training and deployment where possible.
  • Offering support to local cadet units, either in the local community or in local schools.

To find out more about how Train4All can support you, visit their website train4all.co.uk/forceresettlement

The first organisation to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in the South West after its launch in October 2013 was Merlin Entertainments. Since then, a wide variety of organisations have signed the Covenant, pledging their support to the Armed Forces Community.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. This involves working with businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.

Businesses, from sole-trader to multinational, local authorities or charities, who wish to pledge their support can sign the Covenant and publicly declare their commitments.

Regional Employer Engagement Director, Rachael Brannagan, who is responsible for the regional delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant in the South West, said; “It’s fantastic that over 400 organisations across the South West have pledged their support by adopting their own Armed Forces Covenants; it’s been a pleasure tailoring them to the individual businesses to make them relevant. 

“It is especially pleasing that Train4All have signed the Covenant as their ethos fits and compliments it perfectly. Their Covenant includes supporting the employment of veterans, Service spouses, Cadets and Reservists and their support is likely to be rewarded with a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award in the future. I look forward to working with them and other South West businesses in future.”

To find out more about how your organisation could benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community contact the Regional Employer Engagement Team, on 01823 250118 or wx-reed2@rfca.mod.uk.

To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and a list of all those who have signed, visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk

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