Community Relations - Supporting the British Armed Forces
Supporting the British Armed Forces
The UK’s armed forces play a vital role in keeping Britain safe, and we recognise the challenges veterans face when moving into a new career. Raytheon UK is proud to have a long-standing relationship with the UK military both through the technology and the training we provide and as an employer when they leave the service. In 2017, the UK Ministry of Defence awarded Raytheon UK the Gold Standard for its support to the Armed Forces community.
Our Forward Steps Programme is ensuring that the nation can fulfil its duty to those who have served in the armed forces by helping them take the next step in their careers. We are committed to supporting them on this journey, whether through our own initiatives or alongside other organisations.
At Raytheon UK, we have an active events programme that includes “lunch and learn” sessions, leadership and management training, events, and flexible working options. We also partner externally with several organisations, including Combat Stress and the Royal Air Forces Association, to further assist veterans in taking their next steps.
Our charity partners
Combat Stress helps former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. Raytheon UK launched its partnership with Combat Stress in 2019, supporting its annual March in March event.
INTER SERVICES T20 CRICKET
Raytheon launched a three-year partnership with the UK Armed Forces Cricket Association in 2018 to support its annual Inter-Services T20 Cricket tournament at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The tournament involves all three UK armed forces, the Army, Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force.
THE ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION (RAFA)
The Royal Air Forces Associations provides welfare support for serving and ex-RAF personnel and their families. Raytheon UK first launched its partnership with RAFA in 2020, with employees volunteering to support its Telephone Befriending Service.