Going for Gold

Joint Force Alba wishes to extend our congratulations to all employers in Scotland who have reached the Gold award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.


Scotland is divided into 2 regions; Highland and Lowland. Within the Lowland region, 2024 saw 19 employers reach this prestigious award. Within the Highland region, 11 employers achieved Gold status. They range across the public, private and third sector, demonstrating the wide applicability of this scheme.


The Employer Recognition scheme rewards businesses that employ and support those who serve, including Reservists, Armed Forces veterans and their families as well as Armed Forces cadet organisations and military charities. There are 3 award levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each are self nomination for organisations that have already signed the Armed Forces Covenant. For more information of the Armed Forces Covenant, please follow this link.


Joint Force Alba pride themselves on being a Gold ERS organisation. We were awarded this in 2022, after achieving Silver in 2021 and Bronze in 2019.