What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

The Covenant is a pledge that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families are treated fairly. Ørsted already has many service veterans working on offshore, onshore and in other businesses across the UK.

Orsted signing of Armed Forces Covenant

Why have we signed up?

We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to contributing to the continuing success of our UK businesses. We are refining our recruitment processes to ensure that we attract and retain new talent from a wide range of sources, as well as supporting and employing people in the communities where we develop and operate our businesses.

Our Covenant Commitments

  • Promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organization 
    • publishing our Covenant pledge on the Ørsted web pages.

  • Seeking to support the employment of veterans
    • working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service leavers;

  • Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment through the provisions of Ørsted UK’s leave policy and subject to operational requirements;

  • Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces
    • by accommodating their training and deployment where possible in line with Ørsted UK’s leave policy and subject to operational requirements;

  • Committing to regularly review progress against the commitments we have made.

Armed Forces Covenant

Ash Hedges, Deputy Operations Manager  Westermost Rough

“I spent 12 years in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer specialising in electrics. My time in the forces gave me the skills and experience to thrive in the renewable industry and the fact I can make an impact on the environment producing green electricity was important to me, especially having a young family.”

Orsted signs Armed Forces Covenant

Stewart Brown, Wind Turbine Technician Burbo Bank

“I served in the Royal Engineers for nine years. I think there are a lot of qualities and skills that translate really well to offshore wind industry – discipline, team work, flexibility and integrity. The training in the armed forces is done to a very high level, so employees know that potential candidates are generally a very high standard.”