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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)…

Confident, valued and supported: Examining the benefits of employment support for military spouses

Military spouses face numerous challenges in obtaining employment as a result of their connection to the military. Previous research has linked military spouses underemployment to reduced well-being and satisfaction with military life, which in turn impacts on retention of the…

The RAF Family – experiences from around the world. Survey Highlights Report.

Our online survey identified that RAF Personnel and their families are posted across a wide range of locations worldwide, in a variety of work and cultural contexts. The survey examined motivations for volunteering for overseas Service, experiences of preparing and…

Changing Our Approach to Veterans’ Employment

Meaningful, sustained, and fulfilling employment plays a key role in helping ex-Service personnel to achieve a successful transition from the Armed Forces into civilian life. Research on the employment outcomes for ex-Service personnel has shown that while levels of employment…

Unemployment and benefit claims by UK veterans in the new millennium: results from a record linkage study

Benefits data were matched with data on the mental health, demographics and military-related variables for 7942 veterans who had previously served as regulars and transitioned to civilian life between 2003 and 2016. Associations between demographic and service-related factors and benefit…

Location of armed forces pension and compensation recipients: 2019

This annual Statistical Bulletin provides summary statistics on the location of UK Armed Forces veterans in receipt of an occupational pension, and service personnel and veterans awarded compensation for service-attributable injury/illness, as at 31 March 2019. Summary statistics are presented…

MOD civilian performance management outcomes: financial year 2018/19

This statistical release provides figures on the Performance Management outcomes for civilian personnel employed by Top Level Budgetary Areas (TLBs) within the Ministry of Defence. These results are provided for each protected characteristic allowing comparisons to be made across groups.