College signs commitment to Armed Forces Covenant

Principal and Chief Executive Audrey Cumberford has signed a declaration to demonstrate the College’s commitment to members of the Armed Forces.

The Armed Forces Covenant aims to ensure all members of the armed forces receive equal support and access to services including healthcare, financial services, employment opportunities and education as any other citizen.

The Covenant is a national commitment to recognise those who have performed military duty, including servicemen and women, veterans and their families, demonstrating the value of their contribution.

We will demonstrate our committment by:

  • Promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation
  • Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment and/or training pathway for service leavers
  • Striving to support the employment and/or training 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 accommodating their training and deployment where possible
  • Offering support to our local cadet units, either in our local community or in local schools, where possible
  • Promoting education to Veterans and their famililies and ensuring recognition of their prior learning is observed.