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Armed forces award for Maritime Transport

[ September 6, 2021   //   ]

Maritime Transport has received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award from the Ministry of Defence for a further five years, in recognition of its outstanding support to the Armed Forces community.

Maritime first received the ERS Silver Award in 2016, the same year it signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) and pledged to promote itself as a forces-friendly organisation, recognising the value that military personnel bring to transport and logistics.

Silver accreditation is awarded to AFC signatory organisations that demonstrate that service personnel/armed forces community are not unfairly disadvantaged as part of their recruiting and selection processes, and employ at least one individual from the armed forces community and demonstrate support to mobilisations or have a framework in place to support training by providing at least five days’ additional leave.