Taziker Signs Armed Forces Covenant
Published 19th May 2022
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or, who have served in the armed forces and their families, are treated fairly. Taziker is delighted to have signed an Armed Forces Covenant to show our continued support to veterans, reservists, cadets, and partners of those who are or have been in the armed forces. Not only this, but we have also achieved the Bronze Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme as we pledge, demonstrate and advocate support to the defence and the armed forces community.
A number of our employees have a background in the forces, so we understand how this experience can engrain invaluable, important and positive characteristics in a person. Taziker believe that no one should face a disadvantage whether they are or have been in the armed forces.
Proudly supporting those who serve
We hope that our commitment to the covenant and Bronze Award achievement encourages other employers to support the armed forces community. We have spoken to some of our people to gain some insight into how we support and value those in the armed forces community.
Blake May, HSQE Manager – Wales and Western, is an Officer Cadet Reservist in the Royal Navy and continues his development in this role whilst working with Taziker. We have recently supported Blake to help him gain his Power Boat Licence Level 2 through the Royal Naval Reserve.
Jamie Rae has a background in the armed forces and recently joined Taziker as our Industrial Cleaning Manager. Jamie shared some of his thoughts about his initial experience during the recruitment process.
Damian Smith, Coatings Contracts Manager, came to join Taziker upon completing his service in the armed forces, providing his valued skillset to our company.
As our Head of Employee Services and having been in the military, Jenny Baker is passionate about the Armed Forces Covenant and supporting service leavers into employment.
Taziker is continuously seeking ways in which we can promote inclusivity and diversity in line with our core value of supporting our people. Signing an Armed Forces Covenant enables us to show our continuous support to the armed forces community and we are extremely proud to have achieved the Bronze Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. This is a great opportunity to give appreciation to our people with a background in the forces for all they have contributed to our company, as well as demonstrating to potential new employees that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation.