Prince William presents Pertemps with MoD award
Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, this week presented Pertemps with the Ministry of Defence’s highest recognition for employer support to the Armed Forces.
The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) awards ceremony was hosted by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
The Duke of Cambridge thanked Pertemps for their proactive work in finding employment for current and ex-service men and women by handing them a Gold award.
The scheme is designed to recognise and thank employers who support the Armed Forces community and their families, and to inspire others to do the same.
Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, said, “Employers across the country are ensuring our military get a fair deal including helping veterans to have successful careers after leaving service. These companies are rightly being recognised for the support they offer under the Armed Forces Covenant and encouraging other firms to go the extra mile."
Pertemps has carefully developed schemes and policies that offer bespoke employment solutions for people associated with the Armed Forces including the Portfolio Employment Model (PEM) designed to provide flexible, civilian driving careers to Army Reserves.
PEM gives Reservists joining the Royal Logistics Corps as drivers, the opportunity to top-up their skills, gain a civilian driving certificate (Driver CPC) and find guaranteed work that fits around their duties.