Our Partners

Our Partners

Armed Forces Covenant

 On the 23rd October 2018 the RHA signed the Armed Forces Covenant at the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall.

 The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. More information about the Covenant can be found https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/

 In summer 2020 we were awarded the Silver ERS (Employer Recognition Scheme) award which is in recognition of our ongoing work and continued commitment to supporting the recruitment of the armed forces community and their families.

The Employer Recognition Scheme is an award which is publicly recognised by the MOD of an employer’s efforts to pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community. 

 The RHA actively advertises all vacancies with Careers Transition Partnership (CTP), VETS and Forces Families Jobs.

As part of our pledge we committed to guaranteed interviews for those within the Armed Forces community who have skillsets which are aligned to the vacant role.

Our HR policies are Armed Forces friendly as we support Reservist’s training by providing additional leave.

 

  • Disability Confident is a government scheme supporting employers to make the most of the talents of disabled people in the workplace. We have been a Disability Confident Employer for over 3 years now and are one of over 18,000 businesses who have committed to ensuring  we take action to get the right people for our business and to develop our people with disabilities. https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

 

  • Calm Driver is a charity who campaign to raise awareness of van and truck drivers suffering from poor mental health. They run a helpline for drivers to call if they are struggling with their mental health and have joined up with various high profile mental health campaigns to get people talking. We have recently partnered with CALM Driver and will be promoting their services across our membership. https://www.drivingforbetterbusiness.com/calmdriver/

 

  • The Skills Service is part of Opportunity Peterborough. They co-ordinate activities between businesses and school to develop relationships and enhance employability skills in young people. We have been working with The Skills Service for over 4 years now and really enjoy attending activities organised by them, building on our relationships with local schools and colleges. https://www.theskillsservice.co.uk/

 

  • Women In Transport is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers women to maximise their potential. We have been members for a couple of years now and get to attend various high profile events which promote a diverse and strong transport workforce that supports UK growth and our HR Director is a mentor on their Advance mentoring scheme. https://www.womenintransport.com/

 


RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett 

“In my 34 years in the logistics sector, former servicemen and women have proved to be among the very best people I have ever hired. We’re delighted to support this long-term commitment to Armed Forces personnel through our Covenant pledges.”