As part of the College’s long-standing commitment to supporting the Armed Forces Community, Leeds City College has signed a ‘Corporate Covenant’ which has been formally registered with the Ministry of Defence.
The Covenant is, in effect, a pledge document to endeavour in our business dealings to endure no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen, and in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate (especially for the injured or bereaved).
As such the College has joined hundreds of other organisations in showing a commitment to:
– Promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation;
– Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old by recognising military skills and qualifications when interviewing for new positions;
– Striving to support the employment of Service spouses and partners;
– Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment;
– Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible;
– Providing a responsive, flexible and inclusive service which maximises the potential for Armed Forces personnel and Service spouses to undertake training to fulfil aspirations and realise ambitions.
The College pledge can be found via the Ministry of Defence website here.
For more information, please contact the College External Funding and Business Enterprise Team.
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