Defence ERS 2024 application process open

Posted on 11 January, 2024 by Advance 

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for 2024 has commenced its application phase starting 9th January 2024.
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The Expression of Interest (EOI) window opened on 1st 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 17th April 2024 for Silver and 13th 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:

Gold registration of interest

Silver registration of interest

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.