Free tailored careers help

If your partner or spouse is serving, you’ll know how difficult it can be to hold down a steady career – frequent moves can lead to gaps in your CV and isolated locations may mean few job opportunities are available.

Help is at hand, however, as a new Partner Career Support Programme will provide tailored career support to spouses and partners of members of the Armed Forces. 

There are 750 places on the programme and applications are open from 1 October. It is fully funded by the MOD so there is no cost to you or your partner or spouse.

The six-month trial programme, run by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), can help you build a career that suits your needs and experience. The programme will be fully online, so that you can plan for your future from any location, when it suits you.

The support offered by the programme, which starts on 1 November, will be flexible to fit around your Army family life.

Those taking part will benefit from:

  • Bespoke career coaching
  • Support from your own assigned career consultant
  • A personal development plan
  • Access to online self-assessments, videos and guides
  • Expert CV guidance
  • Online resources and industry insights
  • Signposting to additional support and training
  • Access to welfare services.

Your partner must have been in Service for at least four years, must not have submitted a notice of termination and must have at least two years left to serve.

AFF has pushed for better support for spousal employment. AFF’s Employment & Training Specialist Jenna Richardson said: “We are pleased to see more employment support for spouses and partners is becoming available, as this is something we have had on our agenda for some time.”


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