06 Nov 2019

Published in: Member News

City of Wolverhampton College has received a Ministry of Defence award in recognition of the support it provides to serving and retired forces’ personnel and staff who are reservists.

Representatives from the college were presented with a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme silver award at a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum on October 31.  

As a signed-up member of the Armed Forces’ Covenant – which ensures those who serve, or have served, in the armed forces are treated fairly – the college holds monthly forces’ coffee morning at its Academy training restaurant at the Metro One campus in the city centre, takes students studying for qualifications in uniformed public services on visits and residential trips to military units, and ensures serving reservists are given time off to fulfil their annual service commitments.   

Hugh Benson, health and safety manager at the college and a former regular soldier with the 1st BattalionRoyal Irish Regiment, said: “We are delighted with this award which recognises the symbiotic relationship the college has with local regular and reservist units and our commitment to networking with forces’ organisations to support veterans and serving military personnel.”    

Submitted by Isabelle from City Of Wolverhampton College
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