Published On: July 12, 2023|412 words|2.1 min read|
Armed forces covenant gold award

Liverpool-based health and safety training provider, Complete Training Solutions (CTS) has been awarded Gold from the Ministry of Defence, in recognition of their support of service personnel, veterans and their families.

This latest award is the culmination of a two-year initiative which saw CTS sign the Armed Forces Covenant in 2021, and then gain Bronze and Silver awards as the organisation took continuous steps to pledge support of the Defence and Armed Forces community through a range of employment, upskilling, and awareness raising initiatives.

The Gold award was received in response to an application which not only highlighted the considerable effort that CTS has made to actively promote the Armed Forces Covenant to other organisations, but also made mention of the many armed forces-friendly organisations and charities that CTS work with, the year-round discount offered to military customers, active attempts to employ veterans within the organisation, and additional days leave given to members of the Cadet and Reserve forces.

“We’re honoured to have received this highest accolade from the Ministry of Defence’, said Danielle Kershaw, Head of Renewables at CTS, “two years ago, we committed to implement a series of changes across our organisation which would serve to support the armed forces community. We’ve since introduced wide ranging initiatives, including gifting free mental health training spaces to Veteran resettlement charity, Tom Harrison House, and our facilitation of the Veteran’s Green Energy Forum which aims to encourage ex-services personnel into careers in the wind sector. As an organisation, we’ve fully embraced the ethos of the covenant and it’s fantastic to be recognised for our efforts.”

Complete Training Solutions provides specialist health and safety training to individuals and organisations within the renewable energy and construction sectors, and has recently been acquired by global energy training giant, RelyOn Nutec. RelyOn holds ELC approval for the Level 3 certificate: Safe Working Practice in the Wind Turbine Industry. The approval enables ex-service personnel to use their ELCAS funding to cover much of the cost of this course.

CTS and RelyOn are committed to bridging the energy skills gap and recognise that veterans possess many transferable skills which make them an attractive prospect for energy employers. Together they will continue to work with defence community partners to support ex-forces personnel to secure sustainable careers within the industry.

For more information about the work that CTS does for the Armed Forces community or to find out how you can train at RelyOn using your ELCAS funding, call 0151 708 9785

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