Leaving the Services Report (2007)

“The Ministry of Defence (the Department) needs to recruit around 20,000 men and women each year to the Armed Forces. The Department draws its workforce from a broad section of society including from areas of high unemployment and people with few qualifications. Recruits are required to adapt to military life and ethos and, where it… Read More

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What is the Number of Service Personnel not Eligible for the Career Transition Partnership (2009-2013)?

The number of Service personnel who left the British Armed Forces between 2009 and 2013 who did not meet the eligibility criteria for enrolling on the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) programme is outlined below. Financial Year UK Service Leavers Not Eligible 2009/2010 18,300 6,960 2010/2011 18,190 5,630 2011/2012 21,500 4,990 2012/2013 23,830 4,330 Notes: Figures… Read More

What is RAJA?

Raja, previously known as the REME Association Job Agency and now just ‘raja’, was established by The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in 1993 to support those leaving the Corps in their search for new career opportunities and to assist industry in attracting the talent, commitment and experience of a REME service leaver. Raja… Read More

What is the Shipmates & Oppos Programme?

What is the Shipmates & Oppos Programme? The Shipmates & Oppos Programme is the Royal Navy’s support programme for personnel leaving the Royal Navy (RN), Royal Marines (RM) & Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). What is the Role of the Shipmates & Oppos Programme? Its role is to: Act as a signposting service. It is managed… Read More

British Army Position Paper on the Mental Health of Armed Forces’ Veterans (2014)

You can read the British Army’s position and evidence on veterans’ mental health below: The Mental Health of Armed Forces’ Veterans, GOC Support Command (2014-01-08). General Position The majority of personnel do make a successful transition to civilian life, although a small percentage struggle. The general position is as follows: Veterans are generally robust people… Read More