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Saab UK receives Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Saab UK Receives Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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At a ceremony held at the Honourable Artillery Company on the 17th November 2021 Saab UK received its Gold Covenant Award from the Minister for Defence Procurement.

We are delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award holder for the government’s military covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. We actively encourage serving and former servicemen and women, and their families to join our business.

In 2015 we became one of 6,000 organisations to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant and in the spirit of this commitment we actively encourage and support our veteran, reserve and cadet instructor employees.

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Approximately 50% of our UK workforce is a veteran or a reservist; we value the commitments that they have made to keeping the UK safe and the expertise they bring to our business. Our reservists frequently volunteer for additional duties and have mobilised to deploy on overseas operations, their experiences enriching our teams upon their return. Veterans and reservists benefit from Saab's recruitment practices and employment terms that are designed to support their particular needs. We also encourage our extensive UK supply chain to sign the covenant.

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“Supporting the military community sits at the heart of Saab’s ethos and so we are proud that our work supporting both veterans and those currently serving has been recognised.  We actively encourage others to sign up to the Covenant and to do their part in supporting those that serve to keep us safe,” says Magnus Lewis-Olsson, Chairman of Saab UK.