NRL secures Armed Forces silver employer recognition award

Technical engineering business the NRL Group, are celebrating securing the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme silver award.

The specialist recruitment and contracting organisation previously held the bronze award for several years, before putting forward an application for the judging panel to evaluate their progress in the silver category.

Through the Armed Forces Covenant, businesses make a long-term commitment to support our Armed Forces community – ensuring those who serve, and their families, are treated fairly and are well supported. The Employer Recognition Scheme provides an opportunity to demonstrate this commitment in action, including ensuring recruitment opportunities are available to the Armed Forces community through the identification of transferable skills.

During the recent review panel, forty seven organisations from across the North West of England were awarded Silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for their support to Defence and the wider Armed Forces community, including the NRL Group. In recent years, NRL have increased their support by attending monthly employment fairs for service leavers, as well as joining Forces Families Jobs, to advertise open vacancies to join the business.

Reflecting on the silver award, NRL’s CEO David Redmayne said,

Commenting on the announcement of the 2024 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards; Colonel Mark Underhill OBE DL, Chief Executive at the North West of England and the Isle of Man Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (NW RFCA), said: