Stagecoach recognised by Armed Forces Covenant with Silver Award
Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator has announced that it has been successful in receiving the prestigious silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award as part of the Armed Forces Covenant.
The silver award recognises the operator for its work with armed force communities and veterans in the UK and builds on the work it has already done as a previous bronze member.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers tosupport defence and inspire others to do the same whilst being committed to aligning its values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
Stagecoach is committed to supporting the Armed Forces, Veterans and Reservists through its employee network of over 100 people who have worked with the business to update and enhance its policies. This includes providing leave for military reserve training, offering free travel to military and ex-military on Armed Forces Day and Remembrance Day, an AFC branded Poppy Bus to promote its cause and recruitment campaigns and job fairs to target military leavers and veterans.
Simon Tramalloni, Armed Forces Network Co-Lead for Stagecoach said: “As joint lead for our Armed Forces and Veterans network it gives me immense pride to be awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award.
“Over the last two years we have become further involved with our support for the Armed Forces community including reservists, Cadet Force adult volunteers, recent service leavers and partners of serving personnel. Not only do we provide UK wide free travel on Armed Forces Weekend and Remembrance Days but we also actively recruit from those that are due to leave the forces and advertise our available positions on forces friendly websites.
“This award would not have been possible if it wasn’t for our ownemployees who themselves are Veterans, reservists and volunteers andtheir continued commitment and drive to give better opportunities to the wider Armed Forces community and enhance our relationships with our partners. This award is down to their hard work.”
•Stagecoach is one of Britain’s leading public transport businesses, helping connect communities for over four decades.
•Our team of 24,000 people and our 8,300 buses, coaches and trams are part of the fabric of daily life in England, Scotland and Wales.
•We connect people with jobs, skills and training, bring customers to our high streets, connect tourists with visitor attractions, and draw families, friends and communities together.
•Stagecoach is Britain’s biggest bus and coach operator. We run megabus, the market-leading value coach operator, and Scottish Citylink, which connects 200 locations across Scotland. In Sheffield, we also operate the Supertram light rail network.
•We are proud to serve communities in major cities including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Sheffield, Oxford and Cambridge, as well as rural locations from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to Wales and south-west England.
•Our impact is about far more than transport – we support the economy, help cut congestion on our roads, protect our environment and air quality, boost safety on our roads, and contribute to a healthier nation.
•Stagecoach is part of a portfolio of transport and infrastructure assets managed by DWS Infrastructure.