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Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) 2024 application process now open

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for 2024 has commenced its application phase starting 9 January 2024.

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The Expression of Interest (EOI) window opened on 1 December, inviting Bronze holders to submit their interest for advancing to the Silver, and Silver holders to advance to Gold levels in the upcoming year.

The application period for both Silver and Gold ERS awards is now active. The ERS awards are instrumental in enhancing private, public and third sector support for defence people, as well as recognising the contributions of qualifying public sector organisations. The application deadlines are 17 April 2024 for Silver and 13 March 2024 for Gold.

Applicants are advised to contact their Regional Employer Engagement Directors (REEDs) or National Account Managers (NAMs) for assistance in the application process. More details about the Defence ERS can be found here: Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

If you are not already in touch with your Regional Employer Engagement Director, follow this link to find one in your region: Regional employer engagement contacts

For more detailed information and support, please visit the following pages:

Queries regarding ERS or EOI can be directed to

The Defence ERS plays a pivotal role in defence engagement, and active participation is highly encouraged.

Published 10 January 2024