Forces Covenant


Joining us by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, which will help your organisation to build its reputation as a Forces-friendly employer and company.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

VWD – Veterans With Dogs has proudly signed the Armed Forces Covenant

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. 

Why you should sign the covenant 

Signing the covenant means that you are supporting your employees as reservists and veterans. 

By becoming a forces friendly employer you can benefit from the wide range of unique skills and experiences that reservists and veterans can bring to your organisation. Employing armed forces community members can help diversify the talent in your workforce. Find out more about being a forces friendly employer

What you can pledge

Employers can choose specific promises or pledges to support their employees within the armed forces community. Local authorities promise to encourage local communities in supporting the armed forces community, including promoting understanding and awareness.


Want to learn more?


As an organisation that has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, we would be delighted to assist any organisation looking to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. Please reach out to us on or via phone: 01626 798030