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IoD North Yorkshire: A solution to the skills crisis – the Armed Forces Covenant

11 Nov 2021
Online, Online

A solution to the skills crisis – the Armed Forces Covenant

The UK is facing a skills crisis and this is true for York and North Yorkshire. One of the solutions is to consider recruiting ex-service men and women who come with a wide and varied skills set. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. This session is an introduction to the Armed Forces Covenant and how you and your business can benefit from the Covenant whilst supporting its principles.


• Armed Forces Covenant /Accessing a Pool of Talent
• Intro to RFCA YH /Armed Forces Covenant /Employer Recognition Scheme
• The Armed Forces community
• Business benefits case study – Darin Gray, Network Rail
• Military skillsets aligned to business needs
• Opportunities for all business sectors and sizes
• Military recruitment support services
• Q&A session

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Date & time: 11 Nov 2021 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Online, Online
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Event manager:
Ms Helena Drake
Contact phone:
0113 539 8781
Contact email:
The Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) in Yorkshire and the Humber is an independent, community-based organisation with the responsibility of advising and assisting the Defence Council on issues concerning the 3,000 reservists and more than 8,000 cadets in the region.

The small Employer Engagement team is the main point of contact for business and the MoD in Yorkshire and the Humber, liaising with the local network of over 500 forces-friendly employers, raising awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and encouraging more employers to engage, supporting applications for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Awards, supporting reservists and cadet force adult volunteers with any employer related queries and assisting reservists’ employers.

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Richard Lenton MIoD and Pauline King MIoD

Richard Lenton and Pauline King are the Regional Employer Engagement Directors for RFCA YH. 




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