Forces Families Jobs features free employment course

A free employment support programme, which is currently featured on the home page of, has just relaunched.

LifeWorks Families supports spouses, partners and other dependants of those currently serving in the UK armed forces who are struggling to move into employment, education and training.

It’s is a free three-day course offering a vocational assessment, with a focus on employability skills and helping to build confidence.

AFF’s Regional Manager South, Julie Mounfield, attended the relaunch and heard guest speakers talk about their personal struggles and how completing the course changed their lives for the better.

What kind of things does the course cover?

The course, run by the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), covers all aspects of employability skills including CV writing, interviews, covering letters, job searching and accessing the hidden job market.

LifeWorks Families courses are running at Portsmouth from February 11 to 13, Tidworth on February 25 to 27 and Bulford on March 10 to 12, with others at Brunssum, Thorney Island and SHAPE also planned.

If the spouse or partner cannot commit to a three-day course, there is an opportunity to do the course remotely:

To find out more, call 0800 319 6844 or see For other courses and training opportunities see On FFJ jobseekers can register to create an account, upload their CV or build a CV, create job alerts and search for jobs.

FFJ is delivered by a tri-Service partnership between the Naval Families Federation (NFF), Army Families Federation (AFF) and Royal Air Force Families Federation (RAF-FF).​


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