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Trust Given Highest Award for Commitment to Armed Forces

Trust Given Highest Award for Commitment to Armed Forces

Date of release: 30 July 2020

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has won the top award for its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces.

The Trust has been recognised for its outstanding support to the Armed Forces community, by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.

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To win the award organisations must demonstrate that they provide ten extra paid days leave for reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, reserves, cadet force adult volunteers, spouses and partners of those serving in the armed forces.

RWT was also commended for supporting those within the Armed Forces community and encouraging others to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

Alan Duffell, Director of Workforce at RWT, said: “We are thrilled to be awarded Gold in the UK Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. 

“This is a fantastic recognition of the work our HR team have done which respects and values the experience of reservists, veterans and their spouses bring to RWT.

“We are committed to continuing our support for the Armed Forces community and are very proud of the many veterans and reservists who already work within the Trust.”

Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence People and Veterans said: “The breadth and diversity of the winners this year shows how business support for the Armed Forces continues to grow no matter the sector, company size or location. 

“I am grateful for the positive attitude and flexible policies these organisations have adopted towards the defence community, which is testament to the fantastic contribution our serving personnel, veterans and their families can make to any organisation.

“I am delighted that so many companies are supporting our people and that, through this scheme, we can give them the public recognition they deserve.”

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Notes to Editor

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