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CNet celebrates coveted ERS Gold Covenant
CNet Training (CNet), global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, has been awarded the Gold Covenant by the MoD in this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) …
The ERS recognises organisations across the UK that have an ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces community. Businesses and charitable organisations sign a written and publicised voluntary pledge, which is known as an Armed Forces Covenant. There are three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold, with the latter level awarded only to those that have previously achieved Silver.
In being awarded the prestigious Gold award, CNet has shown that as an organisation it is a shining example within the digital infrastructure industry and in terms of its support as an employer of Armed Forces leavers through its training programmes and internal HR processes, proactively demonstrating its Forces-friendly credentials as part of its recruitment and selection processes. As a company, it has several ex-Forces members and Reservists as part of its workforce.
Says Clint Sherratt, technical developer, ‘I have been working for CNet Training for the past two years, having served with the R Signals for 24 years. Being ex-Forces, it is fantastic to be able to work for a company that is so supportive of the Armed Forces. Not only with the support to its own staff and active Reservists, but also in providing robust resettlement training programmes and career support for Service leavers and ex-Forces personnel. I feel proud of the fact that CNet’s efforts have been recognised by its gaining the Gold Covenant. I find being able to share my knowledge, experience and personal journey in transitioning from the Armed Forces to a career in the digital infrastructure industry with others is very satisfying, and I am thankful CNet gives me the opportunity to do so.’
Over the past 25 years CNet has educated thousands of Service leavers, providing them with the necessary skills, hands-on experience and sought-after qualifications needed to enter the network infrastructure and data centre sectors (the digital infrastructure industry). The award acknowledges the company’s longstanding commitment to supporting members of the Armed Forces, not only during their service but throughout their resettlement.
CNet Training CEO, Andrew Stevens, says: ‘We are incredibly proud and honoured to be awarded the Gold Covenant in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. CNet has been a supporter of the Armed Forces since it started in 1996. As a company we strongly believe that the experience gained throughout military careers can bring a variety of transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace, and these are especially valuable in working across the network infrastructure and data centre sectors.’
About CNet Training
International award-winning technical education company CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programmes since 1996. Today, it is the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, comprising the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, and is the only industry dedicated education provider in the world to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications. These qualifications start at level 3 and culminate in the world’s only level 7 master’s degree programme in Data Centre Leadership and Management.
A significant part of CNet’s history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to plan technical education, qualifications and certifications to meet ongoing individual and business needs.
CNet delivers classroom-based technical education programmes led by expert instructors, in locations across the world and via remote attendance, allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are in the world. In addition, it also delivers distance learning programmes.
Alongside its impressive client list of multinational organisations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world’s leading trade associations and industry bodies, including the Data Centre Alliance, Infrastructure Masons, AFCOM, 7x24, BroadGroup, Green Grid and Pearson. CNet is also trusted by many of the world’s leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions to design and deliver their specific training and education programmes.
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