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We have signed the Covenant!

Posted on January 2023 By iO Associates

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iO Associates are excited to announce that we have officially signed the Armed Forces Covenant!

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

‘This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.’ (

By signing the covenant, we have declared our support to our current serving members of the armed forces and our many veterans. We're proud to support the defence community daily and this is our pledge to continue to do so as we aim to achieve our bronze, silver, and gold status. 

Christopher Adams, a current Lead Delivery Consultant at iO Associates, who previously served in the military, said “It’s a fantastic feeling to know that iO Associates have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. During my interview process I was told that iO do a considerable amount of work within Defence, and to show how much they respect the military they would strive to help and give back to that community. They have proved themselves repeatedly (mainly by hiring me!) and demonstrated that we collaborate with some of the biggest and best defence companies in the world.

Signing the covenant is a small milestone in a big future of making a real difference for Service Personnel and Veterans. I am so thankful and appreciative that I work in a business where I can help give back to an institution that gave me so much.”

iO specialise in the provision of specialist cleared contracts and permanent resources within Government & Defence, we also have extensive experience in recruiting the highest calibre of talent.

Our Government & Defence arm specialises across C4I & Cyber, EW & Mission Data, Simulation & Training, Secure Cloud and Data & AI, resourcing for a variety of roles including Systems & Software Engineers, P3M & PMO, Cloud & Infrastructure and Bid & Acquisition Support.

As iO is heavily embedded in the Defence community; we are thrilled that we can show our support through the declaration. We are also very excited to announce that we have an exciting partnership happening with Walking for the Wounded and will be announcing more details on Tuesday!

iO organise a range of technical meetups including The Defence Series. The iO Defence Series brings together the defence community from all walks of life - whether previous service history, working within the MoD, working for a prime, and much more. We run events ranging from innovation in Defence, women in Defence and the future of SME’s along with interviews with key players in the industry.

Join The Defence Series HERE.

Alternatively, to find out more about our Defence Division, please click here: Government & Defence