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Aug. 23 2021

Bureau Veritas is delighted to have been revalidated for a Gold Award in the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, for successful work to support armed forces leavers.

First awarded to Bureau Veritas in 2016, the Gold Award is the highest award for private sector organisations that pledge, demonstrate and advocate support to defence and the armed forces community.

It’s all part of our structured programme for armed forces leavers, recognising the skills and attributes that they can bring to our business.

Through this programme, we offer new career opportunities, practical work experience and training opportunities for those leaving the armed forces. We are proud to already have over 120 ex-service personnel working at Bureau Veritas, each supported by our own ‘transition network’ and participating in a tailored programme of training and development to ensure a smooth resettlement and continued support throughout a long career. 

Bureau Veritas partners with the Armed Forces to provide a pathway to transition service leavers through the Armed Forcees Covnant, Career Transition Fairs and by working closely with other related charities where it is most needed.  

Ken Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Bureau Veritas UK said: “Our programme for armed forces leavers has been many years in the making - dating back to 2015 when we first signed the Armed Forces Covenant - and in 2016 we were first validated for a Gold Award.

“As an employer, we appreciate the transferrable skills and personal attributes that those leaving the armed forces can bring. We offer leavers the opportunity for structured best-in-class training, a programme of development and a wealth of career opportunities in a supporting, rewarding work environment. This includes continued support and engagement to ensure that they can enjoy a long career with the business.

“The armed forces have done and continue to do a fantastic job in the UK and around the world in relation to the pandemic and we should be extremely grateful for their efforts. We’re delighted to have been revalidated once again and we’ll continue to work in partnership with the relevant organisations to ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of those leaving the armed forces.”