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IRM receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award

IRM receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award

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20 Nov, 2020

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the Armed Forces community, and that align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Colonel (retired) Peter Germain, chief executive of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London says: ‘The Institute of Risk Management signed the Armed Forces Covenant in summer 2019 and I am delighted to congratulate them on taking the next step of partnering with defence and, in doing so, receiving the Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award. The Bronze Award recognises employers who state their intent to be a Forces-friendly employer. The team and I look forward to developing a mutually beneficial relationship and hope to see the IRM strive for Silver in future rotations of the scheme.’

Iain Wright, CFIRM, chair of the IRM adds: ‘There are some 200,000 people in the Armed Forces and many of them are making risk management decisions every day. It is vitally important that the Armed Forces and businesses are mutually engaged, and the IRM will be at the forefront of this. We are proud to be recognised today with this award. Today is part of a wider pledge by the IRM to increase the risk management profession’s visibility to military personnel and veterans. We provide accessible and relevant training and qualifications that will help military personnel make the transition into the business world. Many of the skills learned by Service personnel naturally cross over into the world of risk management and we’re keen to ensure these skills are recognised, and that we can help support their lifelong learning and career transition where possible.’

The IRM supports Captain Victoria Robinson, its head of marketing and communications, who is also the county public relations officer for Kent Army Cadet Force, with leave for annual camp and other cadet-related activities.

 

IRM qualifications

The Certificate in Operational Risk Management was recently approved as being eligible for full ELCAS funding for veterans (through the Institute of Operational Risk, part of the IRM group). Other qualifications include:

The qualifications are delivered by online supported distance learning and are relevant to all sectors globally. IRM qualifications are considered the benchmark by employers for anyone wanting to pursue a career in risk management.

 

Get a 10% discount on IRM courses

Members of the Armed Forces and veterans are eligible for a 10% discount on IRM’s suite of industry recognised training courses (which are currently being delivered virtually), including the flagship Fundamentals of Risk Management Course). 

 

About the Institute of Risk Management

The IRM is the leading international professional body for risk management. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation that champions excellence in managing risk to improve organisational performance. We do this by providing internationally recognised qualifications and training, publishing research and guidance, and raising professional standards across the world. Our 8000 members work in all industries, in all risk disciplines and across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in more than 100 countries.

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