Ministry of Defence celebrates 50 years of achievements
What is it?
UK Ministry of defence celebrates 50 years of achievements this year. The UK has one of the world’s most impressive military forces with an estimated total of 200,000 service personnel, 32,000 reserves, and a wide array of equipment to support its land-based, naval, and air operations. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the government agency responsible for overseeing the armed forces, and it aims to ‘protect our people, territories, values, and interests at home and overseas’.
They have 8 core responsibilities and for over 50 years, these responsibilities have consisted of working and holding national responsibility for government businesses, local authorities, charities, and the public to ensure security and support of the national interest and safeguard the UK’s prosperity.
How does RE support?
The armed forces covenant comes under the ministry of defence and is also celebrating an anniversary of 10 years. The Armed Forces Covenant is an enduring agreement and formal promise between the people of the UK, the UK government, and the armed forces community.
It is a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated fairly and should not face disadvantages when seeking to access public or private goods and services in the UK.
Since 2019, Recruitment Entrepreneur (RE) has committed to honoring the armed forces covenant and armed forces community.
RE has raised awareness among employers about the situation many veterans face and remind them that they are accustomed to working in high-pressure environments, adapting to their surroundings, thinking on their feet, and taking initiative. RE has sponsored and attended events to further increase awareness about the armed forces community.
How can you help?
The Covenant is a voluntary pledge. Organisations may choose to sign up in order to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces Community and for the principles of the Covenant. All organisations – public, private, or voluntary and small, medium, or large – are welcome to sign the Covenant.
You can commit to joining over 3000 other companies who have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant which encourages companies to have a positive attitude towards employing ex-services personnel. You can donate, fundraise, and donate to and for the ongoing support Help for Heroes provides.
If you are interested in signing the covenant, visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/get-involved/sign-the-covenant for more information.
Many charities and companies work with or donate to the military and armed forces community to support the serving personnel in the armed forces, veterans, and their families. For example, the Samaritans have created a veteran’s app and online chat service to provide emotional support after your career in the armed forces and military community to help with suicide prevention.