armed forces

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Surrey County Council given ‘Gold’ award for services supporting armed forces

Surrey County Council (SCC) has been reaffirmed as a Ministry of Defence Gold Employers Recognition Scheme Award holder for their outstanding commitment and support to the Armed Forces Community. The county council has over 750 members of staff who have previously served in the armed forces, 28 reservists as well as a number of Cadet … Continue reading

New app launched for South East armed forces community

A new mobile app has been launched to signpost members of the armed forces community in Surrey and the South East to support and advice in their area. The “Forces Connect” app is designed to link users in four easy clicks to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services. The free … Continue reading

Training launched for frontline Surrey staff to help meet needs of armed forces community

The county council has launched a training course for frontline public services staff across Surrey to help meet the needs of military personnel and veterans. The online course explains how the council and many other public bodies are committed through the Armed Forces Covenant to ensuring servicemen and women, as well as reservists and veterans, … Continue reading

County council and Kier plan careers college to train highways workforce

Construction giant Kier and Surrey County Council are on the road to launching a careers college to train their own highways workforce. Plans have been signed off for a construction academy just days after UK Commission for Employment and Skills revealed that the number of positions unfilled through a lack of skills has rocketed by 130% since 2011. That … Continue reading

County council signs pledge to support armed forces

A plan to transform a piece of military land into a community recreation facility was unveiled as Surrey County Council signed a pledge to support the armed forces. The idea was put forward as the county council’s chairman Lavinia Sealy and Brigadier Simon Wolsey, Commanding Officer for 2 Brigade (South East), signed the Surrey Community … Continue reading

County council pledges support for armed forces

Surrey County Council is to make a “public promise of support” to serving soldiers, sailors, air force personnel and veterans. The county council is drawing up an accord – called the Surrey Community Covenant – to help improve the lives of serving and former members of the armed forces, reservists and cadet groups.* It is … Continue reading


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