The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP has published this update on the success of the Career Transition Partnership, as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence and the Minister for Defence People and Veterans.
Tobias Ellwood served in the Royal Green Jackets from 1991 to 1996 and he is now an Army Reservist. He said: “Our Armed Forces develop invaluable, lasting and transferable skills during their service, and it is right that we support them to reach their potential when they leave.”
Career Transition Partnership (CTP) offers one-to-one career guidance, vocational training and employment opportunities to serving personnel for up to two years before, and two years after, they leave the Armed Forces. CTP is a partnership between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd that in 20 years has helped 250,000 veterans into work.
David Duffy, Contract Director for Career Transition Partnership at Right Management Ltd, said: “The working landscape has changed beyond all recognition since we started, with an ever more transient marketplace and technology driving change at pace. Despite this, the CTP has stayed at the forefront of delivery, keeping pace with change and continually adapting to meet the needs of our service leavers.”
Over 14,000 people leave the UK Armed Forces each year. From training in interview techniques and CV development, to workshops designed to identify and harness an individual’s strengths, 93% of service leavers transitioning through the CTP who are seeking employment are in new roles within six months.
Career Transition Partnership also runs specialist programmes such as ‘CTP Assist’ for wounded, injured and sick veterans, and ‘Future Horizons’ for early service leavers. They also offer online resources and courses in finance, project management, IT and health and safety designed around the needs of service leavers.
James Moore from Career Transition Partnership is a regular speaker at East Anglia RFCA Employer Engagement team’s networking events.
James introduces local businesses to Career Transition Partnership services the support they offer to service leavers and how employers benefit from free recruitment support & job advertising.
Advertising through CTP is one way that businesses who have pledged to support Defence People under the Armed Forces Covenant can help ensure service leavers aren’t disadvantaged by their service.