07 December 2021

The Ministry of Defence has awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze award to both unitary councils in Northamptonshire - North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council.

Both unitary councils have been recognised for their commitment to being Forces Friendly employers and the accolade comes only a month after the Councils signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Councils are open to employing Reservists, Veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses or partners and a joint staff network has been established for members of the Armed Forces community.

The ERS Bronze award is the first step in a constant improvement programme and both Councils are aiming to achieve the Silver award in 2022.