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SARAH DAVIS
SARAH DAVIS
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Planning on hanging up your rank and uniform on Friday and sliding effortlessly into your new civilian career Monday? Think again! There is serious competition out there, says Sarah Davies, director of I Am Strong Coaching, and you need to be flexible, focused and fully ready to adapt to the demands of your new role
Making tomorrow independence day
Making tomorrow independence day
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Most people who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not all. Stoll – the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans – is there for the most vulnerable. Looking for work in civvy street after serving in the RAF, Nicola Stokes found herself in need of their help. Here’s her story …
The unexpected enemy
The unexpected enemy
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Quest ‘civvy’ contributor Ryan Mansfield reports from the resettlement frontline on an issue likely to be of concern to our readers: the unforeseen difficulties you may encounter with colleagues in the civilian workplace. While his focus here is on teaching, much of Ryan’s guidance has wider applications …
Using learning credits with individual resettlement training costs
Using learning credits with individual resettlement training costs
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The MoD has optimised funding for Service leavers so they can use learning credits during resettlement with their individual resettlement training costs (IRTC) grant to pay towards the cost of eligible learning activities.
Loans
Loans
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Professional and Career Development Loans are designed to help people change direction or increase their skills by providing a deferred repayment loan
Sponsorship
Sponsorship
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You may be able to access sponsorship through schemes set up to benefit Service leavers, such as that run by X-Forces
Making the transition
Making the transition
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Even if you have a job to go to on leaving the Armed Forces, you are still strongly advised to attend the CTP Career Transition Workshop (CTW), along with any other that you will find of benefit, such as CV Writing or Interview Techniques.
CTP
CTP
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The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the MoD and Right Management to provide 3rd Line tri-service resettlement support. This consists of career transition services, training and job finding support for leavers of the Armed Forces. RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity – is an integral part of the CTP and leads on the provision of job opportunities and employment support.
Jobcentre Plus
Jobcentre Plus
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Jobcentre Plus has one of Britainís largest databases of job vacancies, which is updated constantly
Individual Resettlement Training Cost (IRTC)
Individual Resettlement Training Cost (IRTC)
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The IRTC grant exists to help towards the cost of resettlement training through the CTP or external training providers.

Training See all

National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) | Rail Industry
NTAR is working closely with industry and tri-support services to develop a portfolio of training that can lead to a second career in the Rail industry. We will assist you, enabling you to utilise the transferable skills and attributes gained whilst serving in the armed forces.
East Midlands
New College Durham | Accountancy & Book Keeping
New College Durham offers an excellent portfolio of more than 50 university-level programmes, including foundation degrees, honours degrees, higher apprenticeships and professional qualifications in a range of subjects.
North East

Jobs See all

NHS - Step Into Health | Health Care and Nursing Medical / First Aid Paramedic Practice
The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the biggest employers in Europe and employs more than one million people in a surprising variety of jobs and apprenticeships.
NHS
HGV2 Trunking Driver | Driving & Transport ManagementHGV TransportTransport & Logistics
We have various clients around Essex and the surrounding area whom are seeking HGV2, HIAB and Moffatt Drivers. Any of these licences are accepted.
Pyramid Recruitment

Univeristy See all

Royal Agricultural University | Agriculture & Farming
The Universty is a publicly funded Higher Education University with degree awarding status providing a wide range of courses at all levels Certificate, diploma, Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate both taught, MSc and MBA and Research PhD in a large number of specialist options
South West
York St John University | Education
Are you ready to embrace new opportunities? To meet our world's challenges and make a real impact on the extraordinary times we live in? Then get ready to immerse yourself in a different type of place.
Yorkshire and Humber