Amey has been awarded the MOD ‘Gold Award’ for showing outstanding support for the armed forces community.
The infrastructure company was recognised for its efforts in employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the armed forces and providing flexibility for reservists.
Now in its fifth year, the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards represent the highest badge of honour available to those that employ and support those who do or have served and their families.
Amey is among 50 winners to have been recognised, each has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and, where possible, engaged with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to promote the recruitment of service leavers, as well as honouring individual pledges of support.
The minister for defence people and veterans, Tobias Ellwood, said: 'We all have a role to play in ensuring that the armed forces community is not disadvantaged by service, and each of these employers is a setting an example as meaningful advocates for those protecting the nation.'
'I’m pleased that our continued support has been recognised with the Gold Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a strong commitment to employing ex-military personnel; on our defence estates contracts 11% of employees have links to the military or come from a military background.'
Earlier this year, Amey announced that reserves will get 10 days' paid leave to train each year it is also a strategic partner of the armed forces charity SSAFA.