City of Wolverhampton College receives Ministry of Defence Award
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4th September 2019

City of Wolverhampton College has received a Ministry of Defence award for its work with members of the armed forces.   

The college has been given an Employer Recognition Scheme silver award by the MoD in recognition of the support it provides to serving and retired forces’ personnel and to staff who are serving reservists. 

As a signed-up member of the Armed Forces’ Covenant – which ensures those who serve, or have served, in the armed forces are treated fairly – the college holds monthly forces’ coffee morning at its Academy training restaurant at the Metro One campus in the city centre, takes students studying for qualifications in uniformed public services on visits and residential trips to military units, and ensures serving reservists are given time off to fulfil their annual service commitments.   

Hugh Benson, health and safety manager at the college and a former regular soldier with the 1st BattalionRoyal Irish Regiment, said: “We are delighted with this award which recognises the symbiotic relationship the college has with local regular and reservist units and our commitment to networking with forces’ organisations to support veterans and serving military personnel.”    

The college will receive its award at a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday, 31 October.  

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