THE University of Bradford has been recognised as one of the country’s leading employers for its support of the Armed Forces.

It is among only 15 organisations from across the Yorkshire region to have won the Government’s Employer Recognition Scheme award this year.

The University was applauded for its flexible working practices and positive support for reservists, Cadet Force Adult Instructors, veterans and families of service personnel.

Joanne Marshall HR Director of Human Resources and Organisational development at the University, received the Silver ERS Award from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dame Ingrid Roscoe DCVO, and Brigadier Oliver Stokes, Brigade Commander, 4th Infantry Brigade, in a ceremony at Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield. this week.

She said: “The University of Bradford is very proud of its work with the RFCA in Yorkshire and The Humber, and its impact on the local community, and will continue to support, develop and maximise opportunities to work together over the coming year.”

Brigadier Stokes said: “Fifteen businesses from across the region received the prestigious Silver award in recognition of the outstanding commitment they have made to the Armed Forces, whether by supporting service leavers and assisting them into employment, by assisting their staff who also serve in the Reserves, by working with military families or by supporting the region’s Cadet Forces. These awards are important, but so is our continued relationship with employers and their continued commitment to the forces family, and we look forward to a future of mutual benefit. Many congratulations to all the winners.”