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 align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Colonel (Retired) Peter Germain, Chief Executive, Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London says:

“The Institute of Risk Management signed the Armed Forces Covenant in the Summer of 2019 and so today 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 Employer Recognition Scheme 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 Institute of Risk Management strive for silver in future rotations of the Scheme.”

Iain Wright, CFIRM, Chair of the IRM said:

“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 learnt by service personnel naturally crossover 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 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).

Our other qualifications include:

-International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management
-International Certificate in Financial Services
-Digital Risk Management Certificate
-Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate; and the
-International Diploma in Risk Management.

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

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).

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.