Alpha¹ recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:
- promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation by displaying the Corporate Covenant Logo at our main office, on our website and through social media;
- seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old through Alpha1: Supporting the Armed Forces (STAF) – a training and employment programme specifically targeting ex forces personnel and their spouses/partners; aiming to promote confidence, independence and financial stability;
- striving to support the employment of Service spouses and partners through STAF;
- endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment;
- seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible; raising awareness in our staff and to clients of service people and veterans’ strengths, qualities, transferable skills and the challenges they may face, particularly when transitioning from service to civilian life;
- offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community by setting discounted rates for training courses to ex-services personnel and their spouses/partners.
- supporting organisations and charities who support the Services community.
A corporate covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community.
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Having pledged our commitment to the armed forces community we now also deliver a training and recruitment programme dedicated to the employment of ex-forces personnel. This ultimately means our clients receive a service built on a skill-set of the highest calibre. This commitment is behind our decision to support The Gurkha Welfare Trust and the incredible work they do, enabling us to strengthen our vision towards creating a community focused, quality organisation.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust
The Gurkha Welfare Trust was established in 1969 to relieve poverty and distress amongst ex-Gurkha soldiers and their dependants.
Today, it works in both Nepal and the UK. Its focus is providing financial and medical support for elderly Gurkha veterans and their widows in Nepal who are dependent on the Trust for a dignified and secure old age. For those too frail to live at home, the Trust offers residential care.
The Trust also delivers community aid to rural villages in Nepal, installing clean water systems and sanitation, running mobile medical camps and repairing and refurbishing schools. In the UK, it provides advice and information to those Gurkhas who have chosen to make their home here.
The Trust is a registered charity (Reg Charity No. 1103669) that relies on the generosity of the general public to support its welfare relief. For more information on the work of the Trust, visit www.gwt.org.uk.
In 2015 – the bicentenary of Gurkha service – the Trust has launched its Our Duty of Care Appeal to provide much needed enhancements to its medical scheme.