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Veka ‘joins forces’ with the Army Reserve

Veka is to hold a number of recruitment days, to highlight to staff that they would be supported should they decide to join the Armed Forces on a part-time basis
Lieutenant Colonel Justin Tancrel (commanding officer, 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment) visited Veka to join Paul Amrstrong in signing the Covenant on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

Lieutenant Colonel Justin Tancrel (commanding officer, 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment) visited Veka to join Paul Amrstrong in signing the Covenant on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

Veka Group has been awarded a certificate for being an “armed-forces-friendly” company.

The Bronze Armed Forces Covenant Award comes from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) and is signed by the secretary of state for defence and the chief of the defence staff. It is presented to UK employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and committed to being “armed-forces-friendly and open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.”

Paul Armstrong, operations director, said: “Veka employs around 400 people from Burnley and surrounding areas and as a company we always strive to support and encourage staff at every level, whether it be professional training or personal development.

“We recognise that the Army provides opportunities and training that go hand in hand with our own dedication to staff development and we are all extremely proud of the Armed Forces Covenant Award, which further demonstrates our commitment to people who’ve worked in the forces, and their families.”

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