Source: Wales – City of Newport
Posted on Tuesday 14th July 2020
Newport City Council is one of the finalists in this year’s Welsh Veterans Awards.
It is one of four nominees shortlisted in the employer of the year category sponsored by AB Glass.
All the winners will be announced at a ceremony due to take place on 26 August.
Hundreds of nominations were received for the awards which aim to inspire future service leavers.
The council has adopted a new reservist policy and has a guaranteed interview scheme for members of the armed forces community.
It also employs an HM Forces education support officer who works in schools to support service children and its annual jobs fair offers specific support to veterans looking for civilian work.
It has signed up to the armed forces covenant and has received its gold employer recognition award. The council encourages suppliers and partners to sign the armed forces covenant and has an armed forces champion, Councillor Mark Spencer.
Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “I’m extremely proud of the work the council does as an employer and in the community to support veterans, reservists, serving members of the armed forces, and their families.
“We know that we owe a considerable debt to those who volunteer to serve their countries so we are pleased to be able to give something back by offering this support. It is a great honour just to be shortlisted and recognises the dedication and commitment of the staff involved in these areas of work.”