Armed Forces Covenant

At NSFT, we’re very proud to support veterans and members of the Armed Forces Community.   

We currently have the bronze award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which involves the following:  

  • Are self-nominated by employers who pledge to support the armed forces, including existing or prospective employees who are members of the community
  • Must have signed the  Armed Forces Covenant
  • Promote being armed forces-friendly and are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners
  • Receive an electronic certificate and logos to display on their website, stationery and other collateral

Members of the Armed Forces include:

  • Regular Personnel - Individuals currently serving as members of the Naval Service (including Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force
  • Veterans - Those who have served for at least one day in HM Armed Forces, whether as a Regular or Reservist. This includes anyone who has undertaken British National Service
  • Bereaved - The immediate family of Service Personnel & Veterans who have died, whether or not that death has any connection with Service
  • Reservists - Volunteer reservists who form the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marine Reserve, Army Reserve, Royal Auxiliary Air Force & Regular Reservists
  • Families of Regular, Reservists or Veterans - the immediate family of those in the categories listed. This is defined as spouses, civil partners & children for whom they are responsible, but can where appropriate extend to parents, unmarried partners and other family members
  • Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV) - An Adult member of the Cadet Force related to and sponsored by HM Forces


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