NMiTE receives 2019 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award

On 31 October 2019, NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering) will formally receive a 2019 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. The coveted Ministry of Defence award recognises NMiTE’s support of the Armed Forces family and its encouragement of others to do the same.

From left to right: From left to right: Nay Nicholas (Cyclopz); Dr Mils Hills (Visiting Professor); Guy Batchelor (Minerva Elite); Samantha Lewis (NMiTE Head of HR and CPD); Rachel Batchelor (Minerva Elite); Kevin Mann (Level Peaks); Jesse Norman (Hereford MP); Sean Colsey (Minerva Elite); Paul Vicary (XCalibre); Marty Rae (XCalibre); Mark Smith (Level Peaks); Elena Rodriguez-Falcon

NMiTE, which aims to become a university for and of the future, has been working closely with the military and veteran communities in Hereford and beyond. It hosted a Career Transition Showcase for Armed Forces veterans in September 2019, which was attended by NMiTE’s Employer Partners; Avara, X-Calibre Mental Health, Minerva Elite, The Green Dragon Hotel, Cyclopz and Level Peaks, as well as Hereford MP, Jesse Norman. NMiTE will also deliver a new age of engineering-related education to professionals through its CPD (Continuing Professional Development) series, having launched its Defence & Security CPD series with 3CDSG (Three Counties Defence & Security Group) as Anchor Partner.

Air Vice Marshal Mike Smart giving a speech

Steven Haines, from NMiTE, who will be collecting the award on 31 October says: “With a 25-year military career behind me, it is really special to be collecting this award from the Ministry of Defence now I am a civilian. I have been very fortunate to utilise my transferable skills for a smooth and significant career change, and am passionate about helping other veterans explore similar opportunities for change and development. It is fantastic that the work NMiTE is doing, including its newly launched CPD programmes, as well as the relationships we are building with likeminded local employers are being honoured at such a high level.”

Commenting on the announcement of the 2019 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards, Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP said; “These awards recognise the outstanding support for our Armed Forces from employers across Britain and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one. Regardless of size, location or sector, employing ex-forces personnel is good for business and this year we have doubled the number of awards in recognition of the fantastic support they give.”

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