Employment


AFF knows the importance of spouse employment – you’ve told us that a second wage can make a huge difference in making your posting a success as well as when planning for the future.

On this page:

Your CV
Access and funding for adult education and training
RBLI Lifeworks
Be your own boss
Resettlement for soldiers

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Your CV

In today’s job market having a good CV is essential, no matter what kind of employment you are seeking.

As an Army spouse who probably has a chequered career history or posting-induced career breaks, it’s even more important that your CV makes you stand out from the crowd.

Take a look at our top tips to make your CV work for you. 

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Access and funding for adult education and training 

The Government and some Service and ex-Service organisations offer financial assistance to serving and ex-Service personnel, and members of their families, to support a course of study or training.

This may include assistance with the added costs and expenses associated with studying. Click here for some good places to start. 

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RBLI Lifeworks

Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) Lifeworks for Families runs free courses around the UK and Germany to help Army families get back into work. 

They will help you discover the career that suits you, guide you through a change in location or situation and help you search and apply for jobs.

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 Be your own boss 

Have you thought about setting up your own business? Many Army spouses find this an attractive option which fits well with Army family life. Find lots of information to help you get started here

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Resettlement for soldiers 

Leaving the Army can be stressful for both the soldier and their family.

If your 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. 

Remember: almost everybody (94% plus) finds suitable employment and begins to build a second career within six months of leaving. Many walk straight from the Army into their first civvy-street job.

If your soldier has completed more than six years of Service, or has been medically discharged from less than one year’s service, they are entitled to a full resettlement programme through CTP.

You may find the following employment programmes useful:

 

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AFF Specialist

Laura Lewin
Tel: 0779 904 5955 
Email: etam@aff.org.uk

ABF logoThis post is generously supported by
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

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