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Derby College receives MOD award

Kath Hackett and Lord Lieutenant William TuckerDerby College was among 21 local employers recognised at a ceremony for their work to support Defence personnel.

A number of staff at the College are members of the Reserve Forces and Kath Hackett, Assistant Director of Human Resources, received a Silver Award from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Derbyshire William Tucker in recognition of the support provided to Reservists working at the organisation.

Reservists are men and women who give up their free time to train alongside regular (full time) military forces and may be called on to serve the country in times of need at home or abroad.

Kath Hackett said: “We are very supportive of our staff who serve in the Armed Forces as Reservists.

“We see this as an opportunity for individuals to develop themselves and understand the benefits that their transferable skills bring to our organisation.”

Julian Brazier MO, Minister for Reserves, said: “I am delighted with the positive response to the Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme, launched by the Prime Minister in July this year.

“More than 360 employers have already been recognised with the Silver Award via this scheme and we look forward to recognising many more employers in the future.”

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