When service men and women leave the armed forces and make the transition to civilian life, many lack knowledge about the types of jobs available to them.

By promoting your commitment to supporting veterans into work; advertising jobs on offer to them; and creating work experience opportunities, employers can add value to the support provided by the MOD’s Career Transition Partnership help to prepare Service leavers for civilian employment.

Practical steps:

  • Sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge your support to the armed forces community. This is a good way to promote the steps you are taking to support Service leavers, veterans, military spouses, and reservists.

  • Organise insight days and develop work placement/experience programmes to help Service leavers and veterans understand what it’s like to work for your business.

  • Offer CV writing workshops and mock interviews to help Service leavers and veterans explain how their military experience translates to civilian jobs.

Case study

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is working alongside 5 other HNS hospitals to facilitate the transition of service leavers into employment with the NHS. As part of their employment programme, they host a series of ‘information days’ across the UK advertising the 300+ career paths available to service leavers, as well as offering bespoke work experience opportunities tailored to individuals expertise, experience and skills.