Empowering veterans and their families into employment

Op PROSPER is an Office for Veterans’ Affairs programme (awarded to us through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust) which will empower veterans and their families the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, enabling them to thrive in society by ensuring equal access to employment opportunities and supporting them into sustainable, valuable careers.

The programme will mobilise the business community to drive practical, cultural and behavioural change within sectors, ensuring they become more ‘veteran friendly’, while also creating tailored pathways for veterans into positions of employment.

Three complex workstreams will be supported over the next three years:

  • Sector Initiatives, delivered by Mission Community, sees work with trade bodies and companies to make the commercial and social value case for Armed Forces community engagement, empowering them as champions for that cause.
  • Employment Pathways, delivered by the Forces Employment Charity will engage employers within nationally significant sectors to establish military pathways, connecting employers with veterans and supporting their recruitment, retention, progression and tracking of talent from the military community.
  • Career Development Fund, focused on specialist areas of support.

Are you a veteran?

When you reach out to us for employment help or advice, our specialist-trained employment advisors can introduce you to new career opportunities across different sectors.

They can offer direct access to veteran-friendly employers and offer tips and advice on how to navigate the individual recruitment pathways.


  • Register to start your Op PROSPER journey today.
  • Questions? Call our Veteran Support Team on 0121 262 3058

Are you an employer?

The Forces Employment Charity actively engages with employers across the country within nationally significant sectors. We work with employers to maintain or establish military pathways, and deliver events across the country connecting employers with veterans. All of this is aimed at supporting the recruitment, retention, progression and tracking of military talent from the Armed Forces community.

Funded by:

Meet the eight industries:

  • Data and digital (including cyber and telecoms)
  • Defence and security
  • Construction (including infrastructure)
  • Energy and renewables
  • Finance and professional services
  • Health and social care
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing (including maritime and aerospace)

A number of events will be held to compliment Op PROSPER’s delivery and can be found through our events page.

Hear from Craig, one of our clients

Our cause
"The courageous men and women who have served in our Armed Forces represent the very best of our country and we must serve them as well as they have served us. They deserve our full support to thrive in civilian life and to continue contributing their incredible skills to the prosperity of our country. That is why I am proud to announce OP PROSPER, which will support veterans in securing high-skilled roles in key sectors that are helping to grow the economy"
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak
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