Armed Forces Covenant
The Norse Group continues to cement its commitment to supporting people leaving the armed forces into new careers, as we aim to become an ‘employer of choice’ for veterans and service families.
Recognising the hugely positive role ex-Forces staff already fulfil within its services –– Norse Group signed the Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Covenant in May 2021.
This was the first time the whole Group had made this important commitment, pledging to help armed forces personnel make a successful transition into civilian employment.
Roger Smith – a former Warrant Officer Class 1 in the British Army and now Norse Group’s Head of Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ), is spearheading Norse’s covenant commitment, supported by other ex-Forces colleagues and Reservists.
“At Norse, our ethos is one of serving local communities and improving lives. An important part of those communities are military families.
“Renewing and reaffirming our covenant commitment is a significant step, and not one we take lightly. As well as the obvious benefits to our business, we can play an important role in supporting service personnel as they transition into civvy street by offering exciting career opportunities.
“Our pledge also commits us to supporting the employment of Service spouses and partners, and to do our best to be flexible to any special needs this might present – such as urgent leave around times of deployment.
“As ex-Forces myself, I am passionate about supporting this and about championing this initiative within the Group.”
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