Finding a job

Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. They provide flexible support from two years before discharge, through to two years after. CTP also operates as an intermediary service for employers wishing to hire Service leavers; this is offered at no cost to the employer.  Military personnel should access the services of CTP through their Chain of Command.  Employers/companies who want to employ Service leavers should contact the Central Employment Team: Email rightjobsupport@ctp.org.uk Telephone 0121 236 0058

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.

The British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS)

The British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) is a social enterprise created to help the Armed Forces community with their transition into civilian life.  BFRS knows that resettlement is more than just the brief time around leaving the services, and that it isn’t just personnel from the Regular Forces who are affected.  This is why FBRS services are open to Service leavers, Reserve Forces, Veterans, civilian MOD employees, as well as partners and families, and it does not matter how long or how long ago they served.  The main aim of the BFRS is to bring the Armed Forces community together with employers and training providers who recognise their unique skill sets as well as support services who can help them further.  BFRS are not part of the MOD or Career Transitions Partnership, but work alongside both and have strong connections with the military.  Tel: 0116 254 5477

Information and useful services for veterans seeking employment support.  Use the employment section for information on education and training, job seeking, self-employment and support for offenders. See expert advice from our partners, which include mentoring support, help with interview skills, starting your own business and more. Call 0808 802 1212 

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.   Tel: 0800 169 4073  Email: info@civvystreet.org


An employment service specifically designed to support people with disabilities to find sustainable employment.  Transforming society and the lives of disabled people by:-

  • Creating equality in employment
  • Facilitating their access to sustainable employment and careers
  • Enabling them to achieve their ambitions and maximise their potential

Remploy exist to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work.  Skills of individuals are matched with proper jobs with carefully chosen employers who help achieve.  18c Meridian East Meridian Business Park Leicester LE19 1WZ  Phone : 0300 456 8110  Email :

Veterans next step

Uk’s leading recruitment consultancy for ex-military candidates - Phone 033 202 6500

RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity

We provide employability and employment support to working age veterans in the UK.  Current estimates are that one million working age veterans live in the UK. We know that unemployment rates for working age veterans are higher than for civilians.  We support veterans through life including those who have served for a short time and are in the 18-24 year old age range, through to older veterans. The over 50’s are increasingly recognised as facing greater challenges in finding employment.

Our work includes early intervention, supporting veterans to find a new job, often when they have not succeeded in finding jobs through general civilian support. We prevent working age veterans from becoming long-term unemployed so that they can sustain an income and provide a stable life for themselves and their families.

We increasingly work with those who are unemployed, who face higher barriers to employment and have a longer journey back to work. To do this, we link with welfare, healthcare and housing charities as well as working with veterans in the criminal justice sector. Telephone: 0121 262 3058 U Email: info@rfea.org.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.  Telephone:- 020 8940 3305  Email: admin@poppyfactory.org   Address: 20 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UR

Jobcentre Plus

All former Service personnel have access to the full range of Jobcentre Plus services.  As well as this, a person who has served in the Armed Forces for any time within the last three years can be considered for early access to the work programme.  Partners of currently serving and ex-Service personnel have access to the full range of jobcentre Plus services.   They can also be considered for early access to the Work Programme from three months into their claim for jobseeker’s Allowance.  Tel: 0800 055 6688

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.

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.   Phone: 01752 553143

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 transferable 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.    

Forces Recruitment Service

Forces Recruitment Services Ltd (FRS) was formed in 2001 by ex-army bandsman, Graham Brown and was the first ever commercial ex-military recruitment business in the UK.  They have representation covering most areas


A specialist recruitment consultancy for service leavers and ex-service personnel. They also operate a mentoring and support programme (link below) to provide advice and guidance to individuals having left the Armed Forces, enabling a seamless transition from service life into civilian employment. They have also established a charitable Foundation (link below) that raises money for service charities to apply for.

Walking with the Wounded

Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment.

We recognise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel and want to complement these qualities, as well as provide support to transfer their skills into the civilian workplace. We offer assistance through our programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored.

Officers’ Association

The Officers’ Association can offer professional, impartial and practical help and advice to help ex-officers build their next career.


Lifeworks is a fully funded five day course provided by the Royal British Legion Industries. It equips ex-Armed Forces personnel with the tools to get into and maintain a civilian job that is appropriate for them.  Tel 0800 319 6811  also visit  The Lifeworks Programme

Employment Services from the Officers’ Association (OA)

The OA’s Employment Department supports former officers to gain sustainable civilian employment. It provides tailored advice and targeted services to those seeking to enter the executive job market with a greater emphasis on networking and effective personal branding.


A range of courses designed to support different cohorts within the military community considering self-employment or business ownership.  May be able to help if you or your spouse are considering self-employment.  Telephone: 0207 022 0600 Email: help-desk@x-forces.com

Recruit for Spouses

This website has useful information if you are thinking about working in Europe.


Provides advice on career transition, employment, education and funding schemes.

Force Select

Force Select is a specialist recruitment consultancy for Service leavers and ex-
Service personnel.

Royal British Legion Industries is a national charity supporting the Armed
Forces Community. They offer ‘LifeWorks’, a fully-funded 5-day course to help ex-
Armed Forces personnel get into, and maintain, a civilian job.  Telephone:01622 795900 Email: enquiries@rbli.co.uk

British Forces Resettlement Services provides a careers platform for the Armed
Forces Community.  

Transition Force

Provides links to employment events throughout the UK.

Forces Jobshop

Provides details of jobs in a wide variety of occupations.

Recovery Careers Service

Provide an individualised and inspirational career service which empowers wounded, injured and sick Service personnel to achieve a sustainable and fulfilling career.

More veteran hiring programs

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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.

Help for Heroes Career Recovery

Career Recovery can help you to apply for work, maximise your skills and develop new ones.  They offer the tools you need to get job ready and take your next steps.

Career recovery is not about finding you a new job, but getting you ready for what’s next. Help for Heroes’ Career Recovery Service offers access to courses, qualifications, work experience, networking, training and volunteering to help you navigate your way through Civvy Street.

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.


An employment service specifically designed to support people with disabilities to find sustainable employment.

Forwards Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire’s first stop for disability employment. Whether you are looking for paid work and need help with a job search, or you’re an employer with job opportunities concerned about disability discrimination, we see the potential in disability, not the problem. Find out more about the benefits of disability in the workplace.  1st Floor Gloucester Library, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HT  Tel: 07825 024692 Email: forwards@gloucestershire.gov.uk

AIM (Assisted Internship Model)

Assisted Internship Model (AIM), is way of helping young people with a disability or boundary to employment take their first steps towards a paid job. Assisted Internship offers an opportunity for you to gain practical working experience and improve your prospects of being offered paid employment. Email: AIM@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Learning Support at Gloucestershire College

We are committed to including and helping students with additional needs. Our Learning Support team is here to help and guide people with a range of learning differences and disabilities.  Gloucestershire College, Llanthony Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 5JQ   Telephone: 01452 563484

Guideposts Trust Stroud Community Hub (Learning Disabilities)

The Community Hub offers opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to make friends, enjoy activities tailored to their needs, learn new skills, gain confidence and get involved in their local community.  6 London Road, Stroud, GL5 2AA  Telephone: 01453 767888  mobile 07894 256222  Email: sgazzard@guideposts.org.uk

Recreation for disabled people

Willow Trust...freedom for disabled people on the water

We operate two boats on the Gloucester to Sharpness Canal from Saul Junction, ten miles south of Gloucester. The boats are for the sole use by disabled and seriously ill adults and children and will take up to thirty people. They are fully wheelchair accessible.  The Willow Trust, 11A Whiteway Court, Whiteway Farmhouse, Cirencester, GL7 7BA  Telephone: 01285 651661

Driving Instruction for People with Disabilities

Driving Instruction for people with disabilities is available at the Gerry Petticrew Driving School, in a manual or automatic car. Our automatic car has been fitted with hand controls together with the option of using left foot for accelerator and brake. These controls make learning to drive more accessible to people with mobility/disability issues.  Gerry Petticrew Driving School, 152 Bristol Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 5SR Telephone: 01452 473023  Email: lessons@gerrypetticrew.com

Gloucestershire Disabled Anglers Club

The Gloucestershire Disabled Anglers' Association was founded in 1983 to provide disabled people with a recreational and sporting outlet, to improve their quality of life. Over the last few years the Gloucestershire Disabled Anglers Club (GDA) has gone from strength to strength, steadily growing, but always keen to welcome new members. We aim to provide the disabled angler with help and tuition to take part in the sport of angling, and encourage the disabled angler to take part in local and national competitions.   47 Liddington Road, Longlevens, Gloucester, GL2 0HL   Telephone: 01452 529975  Email: barry@stinchcombe.co.uk

Gloucestershire Wheels for all - Leonard Cheshire Disability

Our Gloucestershire Wheels for All project runs inclusive cycling sessions for disabled and non-disabled people alike to get together and enjoy the benefits of getting on a bike. Accessible Cycling Venue, Blackbridge Jubilee Athletics Track, Podsmead, Gloucester, GL2 5AB  Email: gloucestershirewheelsforall@leonardcheshire.org

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