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A Better Working Future for Ex-Service Personnel

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…

A Better Working Future for Ex-Service Personnel

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…

Beyond being the best: educating for narrative repair in transition from British Army to ‘Civvy Street’

This thesis presents a military to civilian transition (MCT) autoethnography to highlight the unique nature of military life and work, and how this can complexify a move back to ‘Civvy Street’. It reinforces prevailing research indicating that the total career…

Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Employment after leaving the UK Armed Forces – Full Report.

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…

Ensuring successful employment transitions for veteran Senior Non-Commissioned Officers – summary documents

Evidence shows that veteran Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) often find it harder to make a successful transition into civilian employment than other veterans and face a number of challenges during their transition journey. This is despite SNCOs having a wealth…

Making the transition: How finding a good job is a risky business for military Veterans in Northern Ireland

Veterans transitioning from the military to civilian life may encounter difficulties in different domains of functioning. Most research in this area comes from the US and Israel, with Veterans in Northern Ireland (NI) in the United Kingdom, remaining an understudied…

Supporting veterans transition to civilian life through employment

Stable and fulfilling employment is a vital part of a successful transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life. The Government provides an effective career transition package to service personnel leaving the Armed Forces which supports 86%1 into employment. The…

Predictors of not working among treatment-seeking UK veterans: a cross-sectional study

Many veterans do well reintegrating to civilian life following military service. Yet, many face difficulties in finding and securing work. Veterans are more likely than civilians to experience work difficulties, but there remains little research investigating contributing factors, particularly among…

Understanding Service Leavers Aged 50+

The project was funded by Forces in Mind Trust. The project explored the experiences of Service leavers of all ranks transitioning out of the Armed Forces at or after the age of 50 (referred to henceforth as 50+ Service leavers)…