Are you an Army spouse who is looking for work? You are probably aware that your soldier has access to some great resettlement advice and training but to date you can’t access this support. AFF has been long campaigning for spouses to have access to this training provided by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP). Now the CTP contract is under review we are delighted that support to spouses is being considered and AFF is happy to work will all bidders to help them understand the employment and training issues that spouses face.
Please contact AFF’s Employment, Training, Allowances and Money Specialist at email@example.com or 07755045955 if you require any further information.
If your soldier is leaving the Army and already talking to the Career Transition Partnership about his resettlement, you might have wondered if you could be included in the resettlement process.
Leaving the Army can be a very stressful time, for both the soldier and their family however, families can feel reassured that if their soldier is facing redundancy or looking at the normal resettlement route, the help that is provided by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and the Regular Forces Employment Association (RFEA) really does work. Almost everybody (94% plus) successfully find suitable employment and begin to build a second career within six months of leaving. Many walk straight from the Army into their first Civvy Street job.
So a key tip for families is to make sure your soldier takes advantage of everything which the CTP has to offer by registering for resettlement as soon as they are eligible. The process is straightforward – initial advice is provided by your soldier’s Admin Office and then they need to register via JPA. So for anyone who learns they will be selected for redundancy, their first stop (after of course they have discussed it with their family!) should be to sign–up for the comprehensive resettlement help provided by the CTP. Anyone who needs further information can find it at www.ctp.org.uk or www.rfea.org.uk.
Spouses can attend two resettlement courses – housing and finance briefings. The housing brief, covering the various options available after leaving service families accommodation, is run by the Joint Services Housing Advisory Organisation (JSHAO) at all regional resettlement centres. The briefing is a useful place to learn about mortgages, affordable housing and private renting. The second course, which spouses are welcome to attend, is the Financial Aspects of Resettlement which is a one day course (also at the regional resettlement centres) run by the Forces Pension Society. To book a place visit www.ctp.org.uk