KBR Receive Gold Covenant Status from the Ministry of Defence
KBR has today received official notification from the Ministry of Defence that we have been awarded the Gold Armed Forces Covenant status as part of its Employer Recognition Scheme. The award will be presented at an official ceremony taking place towards the end of this year.
“This is a fantastic achievement that shows KBR’s commitment to the Covenant by providing ongoing support to our Armed Forces, Reservists and Veterans. I’d like to thank Mark Sutcliffe and the wider Armed Forces Network for taking the lead on this initiative and helping KBR achieve Gold status.” Andrew Barrie, President GS EMEA.
KBR signed the Covenant five years ago and have held Silver status ever since. Over the past few years we have worked hard to improve the support we provide to KBR employees who serve with our Armed Forces. For example, this includes an additional 10 days annual leave for reservists to attend training. Our recruitment and on-boarding process have also been updated to ensure we provide equal opportunities for military spouses/partners.
KBR’s Government Solutions EMEA business now employ over 150 reservists, veterans or military spouse/partners.
Additionally, this year, KBR’s Armed Forces Network (AFN) was formed to support the Covenant pledges. Several employees have volunteered to lead on multiple areas including recruitment, reservists, cadets, spouses/partners and charities. These leads are readily available to give advice on finding, hiring, supporting and retaining colleagues from the military community, to our wider business.