Future Horizons

The Forces Employment Charity and the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) believe that every Service leaver is entitled to support, regardless of time served.

This belief led to the development of CTP Future Horizons, a programme designed by the Forces Employment Charity to provide support for Early Service Leavers (ESLs), those who leave the Forces within their first four years of service, regardless of their reason for leaving.

ESLs were not eligible for CTP support before 2015. In 2015, the MOD recognised this need and funded the programme as part of the CTP contract. CTP Future Horizons continues to be delivered by the Forces Employment Charity because we know first-hand how challenging leaving service can be. Put simply; we understand.

Our support empowers ESLs to take their next steps into civilian life by offering a bespoke range of services, including:

  • Help writing and formatting a CV
  • Advice on college courses, training and apprenticeships
  • Information on local job opportunities
  • Advice and support to access funding for training courses
  • Access to CTP RightJob jobs board
  • Careers guidance
  • Transition support

Working out the most important outcome and goal for each individual and then creating a tailored programme designed to achieve this goal is key. Whether that’s through regular conversations with our team of employment Advisors, many of whom also served, or connecting ESLs with other military charities and other organisations who can provide the support needed if required.

All ESLs should be registered with the programme automatically by their military unit discharge staff and will be able to meet with one of our Advisors at various locations including, RRC Catterick, ATC Pirbright and RC Plymouth. If visiting one of these locations isn’t possible, our team can talk through the CTP Future Horizons programme remotely.

We are committed to standing by ESLs and are incredibly proud of the success CTP Future Horizons has achieved.

"I am really grateful to Future Horizons for their help and support; they were there from the beginning and offered the right advice to help me on my way."
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