BFRS achieve Bronze Award Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme

Date: Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 9:56am

British Forces Resettlement Services, known as BFRS, is a social enterprise, which provides help, support and advice to members of the Armed Forces and their families during their transition to civilian life and beyond, whilst also offering the same support mechanisms to the Reserve Forces, Veterans and civilians working for the MOD.

Created and operated by Veterans, BFRS has first-hand experience of integrating back into civilian life and works to champion the skills, qualities and expertise possessed by those in the Armed Forces Community (AFC). Our goal is to provide the AFC with the right information to make any transition period run as smoothly as possible.

By working with national and international business partners, BFRS offers the AFC opportunities to meet employers from a wide range of sectors, organise work experience and take their first steps down a new career path.   

Following our statement of intent to support those who serve, or have served in the Armed Services, and their families, the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)* has recognised this commitment and awarded BFRS with its prestigious Bronze Award.

Harry Dean, Chief Executive Officer at BFRS commented after the announcement:-

“We are delighted to achieve the Bronze Award in recognition of our continuing commitment to the Armed Forces Community. This achievement will serve to demonstrate that commitment to our stakeholders and will inspire all of our team to redouble their efforts for the future.”

To highlight our success a number of employers spoke about their success at BFRS Catterick Careers Event.

BFRS corporate partner, Drivers Direct Recruitment** had a highly successful recruitment drive at our Catterick Careers Event, which took place on 17th March 2016.

Commenting on the event, James Capewell, National Recruitment Manager of Drivers Direct Recruitment said:-

“Drivers Direct found the BFRS event at Catterick to be a fantastic day with a great turn out. The staff working at the event were extremely helpful and did a brilliant job. We received a large amount of potential candidates passing by our stand, of which many were keen to ask for advice about when they officially leave the forces and leave their information details with us. We were happy to answer their questions and register their details for follow up, regarding driving opportunities. We have already placed armed forces leavers into employment as a result of the event, filling some of our ongoing vacancies. We are looking forward to the next event and fully expect it to be as rewarding as this one”.

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