WYG is incredibly proud to be an official supporter of Invictus UK.
Our support will help Team UK competitors on their journey to next year’s international Invictus Games in The Hague 2020 via the Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield from 22-26th July.
The Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019 will provide opportunities for up to 500 individual competitors, and their friends and families, to use the power of sport, teamwork and competition to accelerate their recovery and help maintain physical and mental health. The WYG team will be there to help too, from volunteering at the event, to taking part in the careers fair.
Watch our Invictus UK ambassador to hear Ian’s story. It go to the heart of why WYG supports Invictus UK; from recognising the importance of our networks when facing adversity and solving problems, to our long-standing tradition of supporting the UK armed forces.
Invictus UK is a partnership of the Ministry of Defence, Help for Heroes, and The Royal British Legion. Together the partnership is responsible for selecting and preparing Team UK for the Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield 2019 and the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.
The Games is a recovery event, so it is not necessarily the fastest, the strongest or the most experienced who will be selected for 2020’s Team UK. Selection for Team UK is based on the following criteria: Potential Recovery benefit + Performance + Attitude + Commitment.
The Ministry of Defence awarded WYG a Gold Award under its Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in November 2018. The award recognises organisations that have signed up to the Covenant and gone above and beyond in their advocacy for those who serve in the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.
Securing the award is a major validation of the support we provide to the UK Armed Forces, including our Reservists. At WYG, we recognise the value that Service leavers and Reservists bring to the Company and are committed to supporting them. As part of our commitment to the Covenant, we’ve been proud to support activities like the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to promote the recruitment of Service leavers and we have a strong framework in place to enable serving reservists to undertake ongoing training and operational deployment. Support for Armed Forces charities plays a big part in our corporate social responsibility calendar.