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Bulls awarded silver status

Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce we have been awarded ‘Silver’ status as part of the Ministry Of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme!

The ERS consists of three award levels – bronze, silver, gold.  Each level indicates an organisation’s commitment and involvement to offer support programmes that align with the scheme’s framework.  The main objective of the scheme is for employers to endorse their employees who are military personnel (current, former and associated) and enable development opportunities that support their current or past duty to the forces with their civilian employment. The scheme also encourages overall support of the general armed forces community.

Bradford Bulls’ Commercial Manager Ian Stafford said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious ‘Silver’ status as part of the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). For many years we have been working closely with the Armed Forces through our Armed Forces Game Days and other initiatives. We are proud to have joined this elite selection of organisations that also recognise the excellent work that the Armed Forces do for our nation. Over the next 12 months we will be looking at progressing towards ‘Gold’ status”

Major General Marc Overton, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets) says:

“I would like to thank and congratulate the recipients of this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Awards. A Silver award recognises the fantastic efforts of employers throughout the UK who have both elevated their communities under the Armed Forces Covenant and provided actual benefits to the Armed Forces Community. The winners should all be proud of their life-changing impact and fresh opportunities they are providing to our Reservists, veterans and their families. The number of winners this year yet again shows that the Armed Forces family talent pool is also providing tangible business benefits.”

Colonel Jason Wright, Chief Executive RFCA YH says:

“On behalf of Yorkshire and the Humber, the RFCA is thrilled about the exceptional response from regional employers who have applied for the Employer Recognition Scheme. Because of their extraordinary effort and work, a record thirty-two employers from a wide range of industry, size and sectors have succeeded in securing a Silver Award this year. This is a true testament of their commitment to our Armed Forces Covenant and the positive impact when working with individuals from our Armed Forces community. We look forward to working with these employers and supporting the further development of services that focus on employees and personnel who serve in the forces.”