This report explores employment outcomes for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and how these outcomes compare to other comparator groups.
Previous research studies have highlighted that Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) face particular challenges transitioning to civilian employment due to a variety of factors, including lower educational levels and a lack of confidence in translating military experience to civilian employers. The Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick, along with QinetiQ and RFEA, the Forces Employment Charity, were commissioned by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to examine the transition of SNCOs from all three Services into civilian employment (including full/part-time, self-employment, volunteering, or a combination of these) and to contribute to FiMT’s evidence base to understand this particular group’s unique transition challenges. The research seeks to fill the current gap in knowledge and to contribute to policy-making and improved service delivery.
Lyonette, C., Barnes, S. A. Owen, D. and Poole, S., 2020. Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Employment after leaving the UK Armed Forces. Report prepared for the Forces in Mind Trust.