The College Group have been officially recognised as a bronze employer by the Armed Forces through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
The ERS recognises the commitment and support of UK employers for defence personnel and their families. The College Group is proud to receive this honour, aligning with our values and demonstrating our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community.
The ERS scheme comprises bronze, silver, and gold awards for employers who support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, as well as their families. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same.
The bronze award recognises employers who pledge to support the Armed Forces and who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Nelson and Colne College Group signed the covenant in a ceremony held at Accrington and Rossendale College last February, where we dedicated our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community through education and training.
“We are delighted to welcome Nelson and Colne College Group as a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant,” said Major SJ Tickle of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. “Their commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community through education and training will make a real difference to the lives of veterans in the local area and beyond.”
As a bronze award holder, Nelson and Colne College Group is open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured, and sick), cadet instructors, and military spouses/partners. The college group will receive an electronic certificate and logos which will proudly be displayed on our website, stationery, and other materials.
Nelson and Colne College Group is proud to support the Armed Forces community and is committed to promoting an armed forces-friendly environment. The College Group looks forward to continuing to support the Armed Forces community and inspiring others to do the same.