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Stagecoach recognised by Armed Forces Covenant with Silver Award

  • Previously awarded bronze by AFC
  • Supported by Stagecoach Armed Forces Employee Network of over 100 employees
  • Recently partnered with AFC to unveil its Poppy branded bus

Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator has announced that it has been successful in receiving the prestigious silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award as part of the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC).

The silver award recognises the operator for its work with armed force communities and veterans in the UK and builds on the work it has already done as a previous bronze member.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same whilst being committed to aligning its values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Stagecoach is committed to supporting the Armed Forces, Veterans and Reservists through its employee network of over 100 people who have worked with the business to update and enhance its policies. This includes providing leave for military reserve training, offering free travel to military and ex-military on Armed Forces Day and Remembrance Day, an AFC branded Poppy Bus to promote its cause and recruitment campaigns and job fairs to target military leavers and veterans.

Simon Tramalloni, Armed Forces Network Co-Lead for Stagecoach said: ”As joint lead for our Armed Forces and Veterans network it gives me immense pride to be awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award.

“Over the last two years we have become further involved with our support for the Armed Forces community including reservists, Cadet Force adult volunteers, recent service leavers and partners of serving personnel. Not only do we provide UK wide free travel on Armed Forces Weekend and Remembrance Days but we also actively recruit from those that are due to leave the forces and advertise our available positions on forces friendly websites.

“This award would not have been possible if it wasn’t for our own employees who themselves are Veterans, reservists and volunteers and their continued commitment and drive to give better opportunities to the wider Armed Forces community and enhance our relationships with our partners. This award is down to their hard work.”