A Better Working Future for Ex-Service Personnel

October, 2020

This report sought to understand better the employment challenges facing both the veteran community and the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking to access them.


Employment of ex-Service personnel remains one of the principle challenges for all organisations looking to ensure that ex-Service personnel and their families can build successful civilian lives. But the world of work is changing faster than ever before. The types of jobs available as well as the skills needed to do them are changing faster than many people can keep up with. Combined with effects of an ageing workforce, automation, a growing skills shortage and the impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU, navigating the UK jobs market is as difficult and confusing as it has ever been.

Full Reference

Fellows, M., Hunt, J. and Tyrie, R., 2020. A better working future for ex-service personnel. Report prepared for GoodPeople and Forces in Mind Trust.

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