We support military spouses and partners

The Forces Employment Charity stands by ex-Forces personnel and their families through an unrivalled range of programmes and practical support. Our Families Programme, one of our fastest-growing services, supports partners of serving personnel and veterans (including reservists) as well as those who are separated, divorced, or bereaved.

This support is delivered by our experienced Advisors, many of whom are also military spouses. Put simply, we understand. Our Advisors are committed to helping military spouses and partners succeed in their working lives.

Our Families Programme provides a range of practical tools and advice to help spouses and partners use their skills to stand out from the crowd.

The support we provide includes:
  • Advice on career choices
  • Researching the job market
  • Advice on training
  • Recommendations for courses and education
  • Support for writing a CV
  • Advice on interview techniques
  • Expert industry knowledge and updates
  • Events and employment fairs
Type 23 Frigate HMS Montrose is waved off by family members on the shore at Plymouth, Devon.

We’re here for all spouses and partners

We also support those who are separated, divorced or bereaved. Register today and let one of our expert Advisors help you achieve your career ambitions.


As military spouses and parents, our Families Programme Advisors know first-hand how much of an impact military life can have on families.

They have lived through these challenges themselves.

If you or a member of your family needs to discuss any of these challenges, contact us today or register with us today.

Challenges the Families Programme have helped with include:
  • Frequent moves
  • Living in relatively isolated locations
  • Employer reluctance to hire a military spouses
  • Defining what a ‘‘normal’ life is
  • Getting back onto the employment ladder
  • Coping with a sudden return to civilian life
  • The need to build confidence
  • Childcare issues
"My Advisor made me realise there were places offering help that I never knew existed. She introduced me to the Royal British Legion for funding and now I'm taking a night class. I don't know how I could ever repay Forces Employment Charity!"
Senorita, Army spouse
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