3 min read

Celebrating Armed Forces Day with announcement to offer paid leave for Reserve Forces training

Featured Image

Further to signing the Armed Forces Covenant earlier this year, Superfast IT has pledged its support by offering paid leave to employees serving with our armed forces reserves.

The announcement coincides with Armed Forces Day celebrations, taking place between the 21-25 June, and is part of the Birmingham IT company’s continued commitment to veterans, serving members of the armed forces, and their families.

James Cash, Founder and Managing Director at Superfast IT said:

“I fully support team members serving with the Reserve Forces and I intend to create a positive and supportive environment. Those attending the Reserves annual training will now benefit from paid leave. There’s no reason why our team should lose out financially for serving their country.

“Many achievements, experiences and transferable skills can be acquired in the Reserves, so our business ultimately benefits. As an ex-soldier, I have seen how military training can enhance skills in areas such as leadership, teamwork, communication and decision making in challenging situations and environments. 

“What better time to announce our pledge than during Armed Forces Day celebrations. The team has enjoyed pizza in the office to mark the occasion and participated in the #SaluteOurForces social campaign. The #SaluteOurForces campaign is a simple way for anyone to pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and efforts to and keep us safe in the UK and across the globe.

I strive to make Superfast IT a great place to work, and we are firmly committed to improving fulfilling the pledges in the Armed Forces Covenant. Next, we want to achieve the Bronze and Silver Armed Forces Covenant awards. While later in the year, our team will be taking part in the Wolf Run to raise money for Armed Forces charities.”

Find out more about us and what it’s like working at Superfast IT on our careers page.

About us

Careers at Superfast IT

 

Armed Forces Day Event



Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces DayArmed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support.

This year Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 26 June with Armed Forces Day celebrations starting on Monday 21 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country. Reserves Day will also provide an opportunity for the country to recognise our Reserve Forces.

Find out more and how to take part: armedforcesday.org.uk

 

Reserve Forces

National Reserves DayThe reserves enable ordinary people to combine a military role and a civilian career. Serving in the Reserve Forces is a chance to develop skills, knowledge and personal qualities that help in civilian work. For others, it’s an opportunity to meet friends, stay fit and travel. The reserves provide excellent training and benefits, training once a week, and two weeks annual training.

Find out more:

Army Reserves 
RAF Reserves
Royal Navy Reserves

Superfast IT would like to thank all of our Reservists and military personnel across the UK for their dedication, professionalism and commitment to serving our country.

8 min read

Cyber Essentials Checklist: Is your IT company competent to help you pass Cyber Essentials?

Many businesses turn to their IT company to help them pass Cyber Essentials accreditation. The National Cyber Security...

9 min read

What's not included in IT support?

IT companies offer a variety of IT services. These can be split into two main areas: IT support and IT project work. In...

2 min read

Superfast IT awarded Investors in People accreditation

Investors in People has awarded Birmingham IT company, Superfast IT, with We invest in people, silver accreditation....