Whitehouse have attended an awards ceremony, hosted by the Armed Forces Covenant to receive a prestigious Silver Award in their Employer Recognition Scheme. In attendance from the Ministry of Defence were Col Murray Colville TD DL – Vice Lord-Lieutenant (Leics), Col Stuart Williams – Deputy Brigade Commander 7th Infantry Brigade, Gp Capt Nick Sharpe – RFCA Chief Executive and Col John Wilson OBE DL – Regional Employer Engagement Director.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families are treated fairly.
The Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award recognises organisations that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, employ at least one individual from the AFC category that the nomination emphasises – we have a former Captain with the Royal Engineers, Stuart Bennett, employed as our Business Manager for Specialist Works – and who actively ensure their workforce is aware of the positive policies towards Defence personnel issues.
Stuart said: “It was a daunting endeavour leaving the Armed Forces after almost a decade of Service including three tours of Afghanistan. Whitehouse was clearly a forward thinking company who saw the true value of hiring ex-military personnel. They understood the value of transferrable skills developed as a Captain within the Royal Engineers.
It was refreshing to work for an organisation that had a similar set of values and standards to ones I was used to. Civil engineering and construction requires exacting discipline, respect for others and above all integrity, this is underpinned by a two-way loyalty both from the employee and the employer, something I experience first-hand in my role as manager.”
For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant, visit: https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/