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CNet Training receives DERA Silver Award

CNet Training receives DERA Silver Award


24 Aug, 2020

CNet Training, the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, has been awarded Silver in this year’s Defence Employer Recognition Awards, which recognise organisations’ ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Community across the UK …

In order to be considered for the Awards, organisations must be able to actively demonstrate that they treat Service personnel and the wider Armed Forces community fairly during recruiting and selection processes, actively ensure that their workforce is aware of their positive policies towards Defence People issues, and demonstrate support to mobilisations or have a framework in place by providing at least five days’ additional special leave.

Following on from signing the Armed Forces Covenant and being awarded Bronze, the prestigious Silver Award now recognises CNet as an organisation that is actively supporting the Armed Forces community, has put positive HR policies in place and shows continued encouragement for the team Reservists. 

Says Alexandra Hall (pictured), customer experience coordinator at CNet Training, ‘CNet Training is excellent; the whole team are really supportive of me being a Reservist. It’s great to work for a company that supports the Armed Forces. CNet has put HR policies in place to support Reservists, which allows me to have additional annual leave to accommodate training and upcoming annual camp obligations.’ 

CNet has a longstanding commitment to supporting Services personnel during their time in the Armed Forces and throughout their resettlement. Since 1996, CNet has educated thousands of Service leavers, providing them with the skills, hands-on experience and sought-after qualifications to enter the network infrastructure and data centre sectors (the digital infrastructure industry).

Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training, comments: ‘CNet has always supported those who have served and who are currently serving, and all those connected with the Armed Forces. We strongly believe the experience gained in the Armed Forces provides key transferable knowledge, skills and disciplines to work across the network infrastructure and data centre sectors. CNet employs many ex-Forces personnel as well as a number of Reservists. Congratulations to all the organisations across the UK who have received their Employee Recognition Silver Award. We are proud of this significant achievement and plan to continue working hard and striving towards Gold in 2021.’

Commenting on this year’s awards, Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence, People and Veterans, adds ‘The breadth and diversity of the winners this year shows how business support for the Armed Forces continues to grow no matter the sector, company size or location. I am grateful for the positive attitude and flexible policies these organisations have adopted towards the defence community, which is testament to the fantastic contribution our serving personnel, veterans and their families can make to any organisation.’

Find out more about CNet’s support for the Armed Forces Community here and click here to find out more about the Defence Employer Recognition Award Scheme. 

To request a demo of the CNet Remote Attendance Learning Experience, email 

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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