Ex-Forces Employment Programme

The Forces Employment Charity understands the challenges faced when transitioning into civilian life and employment. We provide life-long support, irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving the military.

Our Ex-Forces Employment Programme provides veterans with career advice and job opportunities. Operating since 1885, we have access to thousands of job opportunities from employers who understand the true value of ex-military recruitment.

This programme was one of our first and to this day we are committed to providing life-long support. It doesn’t matter if you want advice each time you change job roles or if you need assistance when you are in the early stages of looking for civilian work. We stand by all veterans and will always be there to support you.

Our support includes:

  • Advice on career choices
  • Researching the job market
  • Job matching
  • Training
  • Sourcing potential external training opportunities
  • Support for writing a CV
  • Advice on interview techniques
  • Expert industry knowledge and updates
  • Mental health guidance
  • Events and employment fairs

As well as reassurance and advice from our team of experts, many of whom also served and all of whom have mental health first aid training, we provide honest and considered guidance and recommendations. We’re here to help you achieve your specific objectives – whether that be part-time employment, full-time employment, volunteering, apprenticeships, work placements, or education.

Our Ex-Forces Employment Programme is the only programme that provides regionally-based comprehensive employment support to all who have served in HM Armed Forces.

This means we can offer a more personal service with face-to-face meetings, as well as a unique understanding of the local job market and area.

Service leavers are paired with an Advisor who has a unique network of contacts, and organisations that recognise the value that veterans can offer and the unique skills and qualifications acquired during service.

Register today and let us help you take the next step in your civilian career.

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“The team really understands the needs of ex-Forces, so can relay information much more easily. There’s a lot of help available to veterans, but the signposting of it can be very bad, so having someone to help guide you through, so you can get the help you need, makes a huge difference.”
Ryan, Army
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