TJ is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.
Our Equality and Diversity Policy (add link) sets out our approach to equal opportunities and the avoidance of discrimination at work. It applies to all aspects of employment with us, including recruitment, pay and conditions, training, appraisals, promotion, conduct at work, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and termination of employment.
We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2021, which demonstrates our commitment to supporting Armed Forces personnel, reservists, veterans and their families, and aligning our values with those of the covenant.
Agreeing to the terms of the covenant means we will actively encourage applications from veterans and reservists in a bid to provide job opportunities to this valued community as well as increase and enhance our employment pool.
We’re keen to employ ex-service personnel and support them in the transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life. To do this, we will supply additional assistance when needed, including support with wellbeing and by providing training as required. For many, the change in pace after leaving the services will be significant, but we’re happy to help veterans adjust to this to ensure they settle into their new role well.
This support will extend to veteran’s families as well as active reservists. Anyone successfully securing a role with us who is part of the reserve forces will be allowed time off to undertake any related duties, and flexibility at other times to ensure the two roles work well together.
There is a tiered recognition scheme relating to the Armed Forces Covenant called the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which 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 covenant. We are already working towards the bronze award, with a view to eventually achieving the silver and gold awards in the future.
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