The Armed Forces Covenant
DTC Consulting recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We are committed to honouring the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant and publicising them on our website and through our content. We will encourage those we engage to sign their own Armed Forces Covenant and we are inviting feedback from the Service community.
The key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant which we will endeavour to uphold are:
- No member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen.
- In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved.
We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant through these actions:
- Promoting the fact that DTC Consulting is an armed forces-friendly organisation via our website, email, social media, literature and business working groups.
- 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 pathway for Service Leavers in conjunction with our business partners.
- 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, including welfare advice and guidance.
- Seeking to support employees who choose to be members of the reserve forces, by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.
- Supporting our local British Legion such as local cadet units and service charities throughout the year, either in our local community or schools. We will aim to participate where possible.
- Aiming to actively participate in Armed Forces Day by supporting local events.
- Offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community who require business consultation.
- Raise awareness with local businesses by promoting the transferable skills gained in Service.
- Work with the local community and businesses to promote the benefits of employment and support for our Armed Forces Veterans.
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
The Armed Forces Covenant is an enduring covenant between The People of the United Kingdom Her Majesty’s Government and all those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown and their Families.
The first duty of the Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty.
Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of the Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.
Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.
Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether regular or reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured and the bereaved.
This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces.