Amey secures five-year revalidation under the MOD’s Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)

Tottie Faragher, Senior Media & External Affairs Manager
16 January 2024
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Amey has successfully secured a renewed five-year revalidation under the MOD's Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its exceptional support to the Armed Forces community.

Initially awarded in 2018, the revalidation acknowledges Amey’s long-term commitment to the military community and highlights its sustained support to implementing forces-friendly initiatives into their business.

Amey works alongside the Forces Transition Group, Forces Families Jobs, and the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to provide employment opportunities to service leavers.

Additionally, Amey collaborates closely with BuildForce, an industry-led programme connecting veterans and service leavers to opportunities in the construction sector. Amey's network of mentors are fully trained to provide guidance, support, and assistance with CV writing, mock interviews, and work experience placements, with the goal of offering suitable employment positions within Amey and its extensive supply chain.

In the last three years, these partnerships have resulted in the successful recruitment of 170 individuals from the armed forces and the broader military community.

Amey also reaffirmed its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant by granting Reserves ten days of paid leave annually for training purposes, reinforcing its dedication to recruiting and supporting members of the Army, Royal Naval, Royal Marines, and Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

In November, Amey celebrated a milestone of 15 years in partnership with the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), contributing over £4.3 million and more than £730,000 in social value to the economy. Amey procures signage from RBLI for use across its transport, rail, and facilities management markets.

Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families, Dr Andrew Murrison said:

“I would like to thank all the organisations that have been recognised in this year’s awards. I am delighted that we have seen so many organisations recognised with a gold award. Their continued support demonstrates the unique benefits and strengths that our Armed Forces community can bring to the workplace.”

Andy Milner, Amey’s CEO said:

“The recognition of Amey as a forces-friendly organisation emphasises its alignment with the Armed Forces Covenant. We are proud to support those who ensure the safety of our country by ensuring they have the vehicles, equipment, workplaces, and housing they need. Whether through partnerships, charities or recruitment opportunities, Amey continues to promote collaborative efforts that contribute to an armed forces-friendly environment.”

Jack Riley Smith, Amey Operations Manager, and ex-Sergeant in the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment & 2nd Ranger Regiment added:

'I am truly thrilled that we have once again secured this award. Although I'm new to the team, as someone who has directly benefited from this initiative, it's truly heartening to witness the renewal of the scheme. Assisting employee veterans goes beyond providing support to those who have sacrificed so much in the military; it injects a positive and unique dynamic into our workplaces. This recognition reaffirms the significance of our efforts and motivates us to continue making a meaningful impact on the lives of those who have served.'

Amey welcomes veterans and service leavers into their business and are proud to provide stable and rewarding careers for veterans' service leavers, reservists, and their families. For more information, please visit Amey’s career pages: Veterans and Service Leavers 

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