Employment

If you are looking for help with your situation you can contact Forcesline for confidential and independent support on 0800 7314880.

Finding a job

Career Transition Partnership RightJob

The RightJob board allows you to search through thousands of jobs from employers specifically needing the skills and experience of ex-military personnel.
Visit: www.ctp.org.uk/rj-instructions

Royal British Legion CivvyStreet

CivvyStreet aims to provide support and mentoring for everyone who has recently left the forces and is looking for employment, and the chance to use the skills they gained while serving.
Visit: www.civvystreet.org/

Remploy

An employment service specifically designed to support people with disabilities to find sustainable employment.
Visit: www.remploy.co.uk/

The Poppy Factory

A national employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments. They can help you to present your skills, develop your CV and interview technique and think about your career goals. They also have job opportunities through a network of employers.
Visit: www.poppyfactory.org

Jobcentre Plus Universal Jobmatch

Universal Jobmatch is one of the largest job search sites in Europe and allows you to find jobs, upload your CV and keep track of your applications. You do not need to be registered to search for jobs, but setting up a Universal Jobmatch account will enable you to do much more.
Visit: www.gov.uk/jobsearch

Future Horizons Programme – early service leavers

The Future Horizons Programme is open to all early service leavers across all services and regardless of how long you have served. The programme is designed to help you find the support you need to tackle the job market and find employment. A CTP Future Horizons assessor is based at RC Plymouth.
Phone: 01752 553143
Visit: www.ctp.org.uk/futurehorizons

Employment Support Programme – 4-6 years’ service

The Employment Support Programme Workshop is for people who have served between 4 and 6 years and so are not entitled to the full resettlement programme. It’s designed to help you learn how you can best take all your transferrable skills gained during your military career to the commercial market and provide useful and relevant information which will help you to approach the job market in a targeted and efficient way. Workshops take place at RC Plymouth.
Visit: devon.cc/ctpemploymentsupport

Officers’ Association

The Officers’ Association can offer professional, impartial and practical help and advice to help ex-officers build their next career.
Visit: www.officersassociation.org.uk/employment/

RFEA – the forces employment charity

A forces employment charity providing a job-finding service. They can offer help with your CV and interview techniques, training advice and finding a job.
Visit: www.rfea.org.uk

 

Applications and interviews

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service can give personalised support to help you find a new career, identify your skills, build your CV and learn interview techniques.
Visit: devon.cc/ncs

Sorted! Royal British Legion

Sorted is seven charities working together to provide a wide-range of employment services to the Forces community. You can be linked with a member of the Sorted team who can help you to go through your options and help you find the right services to help you get a job.
Visit: www.sorted.org.uk

Help for Heroes Career Recovery

Career Recovery can help you to apply for work, maximise your skills and develop new ones.
Visit: www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/career-support/

 

Disabilities and work

Work and disabled people – Gov.uk

The Access to Work grant can pay for practical support to help you start work, stay in work or start your own business.
Visit: www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities/work

Remploy

An employment service specifically designed to support people with disabilities to find sustainable employment.
Visit: www.remploy.co.uk

Living Options Devon

Living Options Devon work with the Citizens Advice Bureau to offer advice and training to manage benefits, seek work, budget and get online. This service is available to anyone who is disabled or deaf and of working age (16 to 66).
Visit: devon.cc/lodwrp
Phone: 01392 459222

If you are looking for help with your situation you can contact Forcesline for confidential and independent support on 0800 731 4880. Forcesline is a service provided by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.