Milton Keynes Armed Forces Covenant

Milton Keynes Council (MKC) signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012, which promises that those who serve or have served, and their families will be treated fairly in all aspects of life.

An Armed Forces Liaison Group, chaired by Cllr Paul Trendall, the Armed Forces Champion, meet quarterly to work on the Covenant Action Plan. This group is also known as the Civil Military Partnership Board (CMPB). The group plans to deliver against key areas such as health and wellbeing, economy and skills, recognition and remembrance and education, children, and young people. 

Following our continual and committed support of the Armed Forces Community, MKC quickly escalated to gold award status in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme having achieved bronze in 2016 and silver in 2019.  The scheme encourages employers across the country to do more for the armed forces in their area. 

We support MK’s service personnel community in many ways, including a guaranteed veteran interview scheme.  We’re proud of colleagues who are reservists and adult cadet force volunteers.

Any employer or business can sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant or join the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  More information can be found on The Armed Forces Covenant website.

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Last Updated: 9 September 2021