Armed Forces Employment Support
The information here will provide you with links to organisations in the area that can help you with your job search, careers advice or support in becoming self employed.
Support programmes are in place designed to help people who are unemployed with a health condition or disability find work. People are supported in work (to increase sustainability) for up to 2 years. Originally Remploy was founded after the 2nd World War to support returning troops with injuries to take civilian employment so they understand the need for statutory provision, in this case Work Choice, to fit the needs of veterans and service leavers.
Across the UK they have town and city centre branches from where they run this support programme.
Are you unemployed and looking for work?
Jobcentre Plus can help you prepare for, find and stay in work, including:
Support for Disabled People
Speak to a Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) at your local Jobcentre Plus . They can help you find a job or gain new skills, and tell you about specific programmes to help you back into work.
Are you an Employer?
Here are details of a Jobcentre Plus initiative to help veterans back into employment for more information, please contact your local jobcentre
Support from other organisations
The Royal British Legion provides details of getting into work after leave the Forces including training, job vacancies, interview preparation and a guide to starting your own business.
Self Employment Support
Be the Boss provides funding, training and mentoring support to UK Services leavers on how to run a successful small business.
HM Revenue & Customs has a lot of support for people who are going self employed. Their short courses are free.
Business Link can offer an on-line service to support new business start-up, and help existing businesses expand and improve. The website has many sources of information to assist businesses including links to training and seminars.
Career Transition Partnership
Service leavers of all ranks from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines can all benefit from resettlement support, career transition advice and training opportunities.
Resettlement support doesn’t end when you leave the Armed Forces. You can seek help if eligible from your Regional Resettlement Centre for up to two years after your discharge date.
They have a team of 24 dedicated and experienced Employment Consultants (ECs) based all over the UK, they can help Service leavers like you find the career you’re looking for.
SORTED! comprises of seven well established charities, which provide a wide range of employment related services and support for the Forces community (including spouses/partners and dependents) to find and stay in work.
SORTED! will focus on you if you are actively seeking employment and ensure that you get the right information, advice and guidance to make your employment journey easier and more effective. We do this by linking you directly with a member of the SORTED! team who can walk you through your options and direct you to services that are being provided either by the SORTED! team or through appropriate associates and providers. SORTED! also has direct links with a large number of employers providing access to a wide range of vacancies. Equally if it is training you are looking for or simply any other employability advice, SORTED! can help.
Hire a Hero
A military charity who works with all ex-military personnel doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes to provide individual support in the transition from service to civilian life.
Hire a Hero works in partnerships with other organisations to identify and provide the best support for service leavers. This covers a numbers of areas including employment, training, housing and injured support.
Based in Mamhilad, Hire a Hero aims to serve those who have served us and is dedicated to supporting the Armed Forces Community of Torfaen.
The Poppy Factory - “Getting You Back To Work” Programme
Our life-changing employability service is dedicated to supporting veterans with physical or mental health conditions into sustainable employment. Download further information on the "Getting you back to work" programme.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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