The UK’s leading regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has become.the first airline to be awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.
The UK Government scheme recognises businesses for the opportunities theu provide Armed Forces community.
Loganair currently employs 16 people who are part of that community.
Among them is Captain Aakash Sajid who is also an Army Reservist Private. Captain Sajid previously attended Edinburgh Castle last November to accept Loganair’s Silver Defence ERS award.
Lyndsay Kennedy, Head of Human Resources, Loganair, said: “We are honoured and excited to be the first UK airline to achieve a Gold Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award following our previous Bronze and Silver accreditations. We believe flying’s for all and go to great lengths to be a diverse and inclusive employer. It’s incredibly rewarding to be acknowledged in this way.”
Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families, Dr Andrew Murrison said: “I would like to thank all the organisations that have been recognised in this year’s awards. I’m delighted that we have seen so many organisations recognised with a gold award. Their continued support demonstrates the unique benefits and strengths that our Armed Forces community can bring to the workplace.”
To win a Gold award from the Ministry of Defence, organisations must provide at least 10 extra paid days leave for reservists, and have supportive HR policies in place for reservists, veterans, Cadet Force adult volunteers and the spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.