Volta Compliance has received the bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), after signing the Armed Forces Covenant in 2021.
Comprising bronze, silver and gold awards, the scheme encourages employers to support and advocate for defence and the armed forces community, and to ensure that their values align with the Armed Forces Covenant.
By self-nominating for the bronze award, electrical compliance specialist Volta has committed to adopting an ‘armed forces friendly’ attitude, and to remaining open to employing reservists, veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses or partners.
As well as a certificate and listing on the ERS website, it will receive access to a LinkedIn group for bronze, silver and gold award holders, via which employers can learn more about the scheme and how best to support the forces community.
Managing director Richard Carr commented: “At Volta, we recognise the invaluable contribution that service personnel, military families and veterans make.
“By signing the Armed Forces Covenant in 2021, we pledged to support them, and the bronze award reaffirms and strengthens this commitment. As we continue to grow our team, we are open to employing members of the armed forces looking to get back into civilian employment, and have advertised vacancies on relevant job boards.”
Volta has invested in its highly skilled team since launching in 2006, and can provide additional training to help new recruits build on their experience.
The Leeds business’s participation in the scheme reflects its broader commitment to making a positive difference in its local community. It employs two apprentices, and recently offered to provide practical experience for T-Level students at Garforth Academy.