Armed Forces Week is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.
During Armed Forces Week, Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday of each June, but celebrations begin today on Monday 21st June, when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country. Two key days marked within Armed Forces Week are Reserves Day on Wednesday 23rd June and Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26th June.
As proud Armed Forces Covenant Gold Members, Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiary businesses; RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd, strive to support the Armed Forces at every opportunity with the help of our employees, many of whom are Reservists, Cadet Force Volunteers and Veterans, that play an integral role in their respected companies. The company’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, along with other Armed Forces charities and organisations, saw them become one of the 100 businesses who were awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in August 2019.
What Is Armed Forces Week?
Today, individuals leaving military service have fantastic interpersonal, leadership, team working, information security, project management and decision-making skills, but they are still facing significant barriers during their Military to Civilian Transition (MCT). Furthermore, ex-forces personnel can encounter issues including; stigmatised perceptions of army life or fears, develop post-service trauma, both of which could damage veteran’s prospects. These insights into the hardships that service leavers are experiencing as they transfer their leadership and management skills from the military to business has been the backbone of Auctus Management Group Ltd’s strategy for helping those retiring from the armed forces community and reintegrate successfully into civilian life.
As a proactive employer we identified early on the immense benefits force’s personnel bring to our organisation. All service personnel have the opportunity achieve a wide range of qualifications and have experiences that transfer easily into ‘civvy street’. From administration and catering through to technical, engineering, planning, management and leadership, there is a skill base for every employer. A common denominator that we also find is the work ethic and attitude the individuals bring is excellent and enhances the culture of the organisation and supports the mentoring of our teams.
Over the course of the last nine years, the company has pledged its support for the Armed Forces Covenant and worked alongside the Armed Forces community to develop a training programme, mentoring and work experience programme, meaningful policies that offer substantial benefits to those currently serving, raised thousands of pounds through fundraising and worked with both clients and suppliers to help them join this important cause. This support has ultimately led to the company being awarded the Gold Armed Forces Covenant award for the Employer Recognition Scheme.
Richard Toy, CEO added:
“I speak for the entire company when I say we are honoured to be an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award member. We continue our work and commitment to helping members of the Armed Forces to join the ever-expanding rail industry, and to support ex-forces personnel that want a career within one of our organisations.”
In 2019, we put together a brief summary of how we supported the Armed Forces in various forms during the first year as a Armed Forces Gold Covenant Member, click here to read now.
The UK Armed Forces defend the country and its interests. Every day of the year they are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers and providing security and fighting terrorism.
For more information on Armed Forces Day, please visit: www.armedforcesday.org.uk/