Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Roke is committed to providing a fair and encouraging environment to serving and retired service personnel. It provides up to 15 days Reserve Service leave for Reservists and supports individual mobilisation on operations through its Reserve Service policy. With approximately 10% of the workforce either serving or who have retired from the Armed Forces, Roke has its own Veterans Network to assist service leavers land in the business but also to use individual networks to encourage service leavers with the appropriate skills to join the team.
Roke is currently a BRONZE holder of the Employer Recognition Scheme, having signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2017, and is moving towards GOLD standard. The business has a standing commitment to commemorate Armistice Day, encouraging all staff to pause for reflection. This ceremony is hosted by our senior serving or retired service person in the form of a Remembrance Service. Armed Forces Day is also another key date for the diary.
Roke Manor Research is a world-class electronics engineering consultancy. We enable our clients to maximise their investments in science and technology. Trusted by government and industrial partners worldwide, we deliver technology-based R&D services, provide independent advice, and solve technically challenging problems.
Roke make it our business to understand their clients' key issues to provide end-to-end tailored solutions. With extensive experience in communications systems, electronic sensors, and information assurance and in both the civil and military domains, we understand the technical complexities of modern and future systems. Our team of over 350 engineering consultants develop new concepts, capabilities and systems to protect what matters most to our clients.
Established in 1956, Roke remains a British centre of excellence for world-class innovation and engineering, and was recently awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation. Since October 2010 Roke has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chemring Group plc.