In 2011, the UK government recognised that more needed to be done for the Armed Forces community, so they established the Armed Forces Covenant; a formal promise from the nation that service personnel will be recognised for the sacrifices they make.
When transitioning to civilian life after serving in the Armed Forces, there are countless hurdles to overcome. From establishing a new routine and coping with new struggles, to supporting partners, families and finances, it is never an easy task.
But, we hope we can help to make a small difference.
Egertons are a proud signatory of The Armed Forces Covenant, which we see as our formal promise to treat all Armed Forces personnel and their families with the respect, support and gratitude they deserve.
There is nothing more humbling than welcoming Armed Forces personnel into our Egertons family, and to watch them train, upskill and progress their careers with our team is one of our proudest achievements.
They are the true heroes behind Egertons, and we’re here to support them every step of the way, whenever they need us.
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge to acknowledge that those who currently serve, or who have served in the armed forces, as well as their families, should all be treated with fairness and respect in their communities, economy and society.
The Covenant is the nation’s commitment to recognising that everyone who upholds the honour and courage of being a member of the Armed Forces, has dedicated their lives to proudly protecting the United Kingdom. As a result, being an Covenant signatory acts as a promise to treat all members of the Armed Forces with the utmost respect they deserve, providing equal opportunities in their transition to civilian careers.
What does the Armed Forces Covenant do?
The purpose of the Armed Forces Covenant is to help members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.
This support is provided in a number of different ways, including everything from education and family well-being, finding a new permanent home, and transitioning over to a brand new career, through to enabling access to healthcare, financial assistance and discounted services.
Who is involved in the Armed Forces Covenant?
As the Armed Forces Covenant casts a wide net in supporting serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families, it’s fulfilled by a number of different organisations that have all committed to help make a difference, and over 10,000 organisations have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant to date.
These include the central government, overseen by the Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board single services such as the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force and local government. Businesses of all sizes are also essential to the covenant too, as well as charities, communities, cadet forces and adult volunteers.
Egertons and the Armed Forces Covenant
At Egertons, we’re proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant pledge as a clear and formal commitment to supporting all armed forces personnel and their families in their transition to civilian careers.
Being a signatory allows us to provide the proper support needed for Armed Forces personnel, including meeting our service commitments, offering extra paid leave to attend training courses, financial support and advice about claiming expenses, benefits and Armed Forces pension contributions.
They way we see it, these heroes have laid their lives on the line for the nation, and the very least we can do is to promise, unconditionally, that we will look after them in their transition.
“My name is Phil Gibbs, South Wales Depot Manager for Egertons Recovery and I was in the Armed Forces 1995-2000. During my time in the Armed Forces I was sent to Bosnia, this experience was something I will never forget. I was also able attend the last gun run at Earls Court as part of the Regimental Tug-of-war team and obtained a Guinness World Record for a Jumbo Jet pull.
Upon joining Egertons in 2020 the support I have been given has been second to none. The management structure and leadership has always been great and the great amount of trust with support that is given to you, so you can fulfil your daily role. The passion and determination I have for the job is always well supported by Egertons. I’ve become a company Mental Health First Aider which has helped with my own past challenges and helped me mentor others.
At South Wales Depot there are 3 colleagues who are ex Armed Forces and 2 who actively attended the Territorial Army. Mentors and team buddies for new team members is part of ongoing training and support with the transition from the armed forces to civilian life. Every day at Egertons is different and a school day, even after 30 years in the Recovery Industry I learn something new.”– Phil Gibbs.
Recover your career, with a career at Egertons
As a nationwide business, we often have vacancies available for a variety of roles across the country. We’re always on the lookout for passionate individuals with great customer service skillswho can represent our company and help us to fulfil our purpose, and we love introducing people from all different background into the Egertons family.
If you’re keen to explore your career with the right team, build your knowledge and train as a sought-after industry professional, then look no further. We’re hiring right now and are looking for our next recruits to join our team.
All our vacancies are ready and waiting for you to explore.
Take a look, and contact us today to find out more.