The Duke of Cambridge will presents the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards during a ceremony at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
The Duke presented the Awards to organisations from across the UK who have supported members of the Armed Forces and their families through offering training, work placements and employment. The Duke will then meet some of the individuals who have been supported.
The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) was launched in 2014 by the Prime Minister to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence and the Armed Forces community. This includes the Reserves, Service leavers, Armed Forces veterans, the wounded, injured and sick, Cadets, military spouses or partners and their families.
To date 25 organisations have been given the ERS Gold Award, and a further 22 will receive the award at this event.