Cammell Laird wins praise for armed forces pledge

Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird has secured a Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant for its commitment to the armed forces community

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Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead. Picture by Tony McDonough

 

Shipbuilder and repairer Cammell Laird has received the Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant in recognition of its commitment to the armed forces community.

Birkenhead-based Cammell Laird signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in November 2015 under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. It is a promise that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

As part of the covenant, organisations pledge to honour two main principles which are: no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage at work or in the community compared to other citizens and, in some circumstances, special consideration is appropriate for those who have given most, such as the injured or bereaved.

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Cammell Laird’s dedicated defence division continues to provide ongoing support to the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary through its ongoing in-service support contract, the Type 45 Power Improvement Programme and ongoing delivery of the Dreadnaught submarine class.

The business counts reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouse/partners amongst its workforce. It has a long tradition of supporting the armed forces by celebrating Armed Forces Week, showcasing some of those who have made the transition from military to civilian life and now work at Cammell Laird.

Cammell Laird also nominated the Royal Navy Benevolent Trust as its 2021/22 Group charity. Managing director Mike Hill said: “Cammell Laird is immensely proud to have received the Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award which recognises our support for those who have served in the armed forces.

“We take great pride in our role in supporting the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary by maintaining their fleet here in the UK and whilst in operational theatre across the globe.

“Cammell Laird is also a welcome employer to ex-service men and women by helping them to develop a civilian career – one in which they can use the vital skills they have developed whilst serving in the armed forces.”

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