The Armed Forces Covenant is not an empty phrase. It represents a commitment by the nation to treat fairly, those who have served their country and, in many cases, risked their lives to protect others.
These former servicemen do not ask for special consideration. They do not expect deferential treatment. And they do not ask for favours. The Armed Forces Covenant simply asks us to recognise the contribution these serving men and women have made to the peace and stability of our nation.
The covenant highlights the moral obligation owed to the Armed Forces by the Government, and the nation & Onpoint is proud to play its part.
By signing the covenant, Onpoint recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. Onpoint will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:
– promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation.
– endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment, including compassionate leave as necessary;
– seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.
– actively championing the benefits of employing ex and current military personnel.