Defence Employer Recognition Scheme: going for gold and silver 

14 January 2022

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has updated its guidance on the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) and has published the dates for organisations to apply its for Silver and Gold Awards.  

Those interested in applying for the ERS Gold Award must complete entry forms by 11.59pm on 3 March 2022. The date for applications for ERS Silver Awards is later, and forms need to be received by 11.59pm on 30 March 2022. The process for bronze awards is different.

Veteran Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) Team Leader Guy Benson said: “To become Veteran Aware accredited, a Trust needs to demonstrate they support the UK Armed Forces as an employer. This is the third of our eight Manifesto points.”

To find out more about the ERS and how to apply, click here.

The Veteran Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) is committed to improving Armed Forces and Veteran care whilst raising standards for all. 105 NHS providers in England are now Veteran Aware accredited, and the VCHA aims to have all Trusts in England accredited by November 2022 at the latest. Find out more about our work and about Rehabilitation by clicking here.