Magpas Air Ambulance is committed to ensuring every opportunity is available for past or present serving personnel of the Armed Forces who access our services and/or seek employment opportunities with us.

Magpas Air Ambulance is proud to support those who serve

Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether regular or reserve, or those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public or commercial services.

We are proud to have a reservists policy, which has been developed in consultation with our armed forces personnel.

Our policy entitles reservists to take an additional two weeks of paid leave to assist with their training commitment to the armed forces. Further paid and unpaid leave will also be considered if required.

We are also committed to never ending an employee’s contract due to their reserve service commitments.

Our dedicated HR reservists policy also supports mobilisation, and has a clear strategy of return to work support following de-mobilisation.

  • We attend employer engagement events across our region that bring us into contact with the reserve forces.
  • Our CEO and Board of Trustees Chair are current serving Deputy Lieutenants, and therefore have close links to reservist forces in our county. Through this, and our close association with our local reservist forces, we have developed a very clear understanding of their commitment and the benefit they bring to our community.
  • We have a partnership with our local medical reserve force (254 medical regiment). The commanding officer of the regiment sits on our Board of Trustees, and we have regular shared clinical training days. Our inclusion in national Armed Forces Day, remembrance events, job adverts, website and social media channels demonstrate our support of the armed forces.

We publicise these commitments through our literature and our website, setting out how we will seek to honour them and we invite feedback from the service community on how we are doing.

How to become a member of the Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant offers employers and businesses the opportunity to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community by signing up to the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

As an advocate for the Armed Forces Covenant, you can sign up and find further information on the Armed Forces Covenant website.

Should you want additional support in advancing through the bronze, silver or gold level award please contact us at

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