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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…

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…

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.

Serving Those Who Serve Their Country: Preparing Military Veterans for Nursing Degrees

BACKGROUND: Challenges remain for integrating Veterans into civilian occupations postservice. This article describes an innovative project affording military service personnel serving in health occupational specialties the opportunity for completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. METHOD: The…

Serving Those Who Serve Their Country: Preparing Military Veterans for Nursing Degrees

Background: Challenges remain for integrating Veterans into civilian occupations postservice. This article describes an innovative project affording military service personnel serving in health occupational specialties the opportunity for completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Method: The…

‘It’s nice to just be you’: The influence of the employment experiences of UK military spouses during accompanied postings on well-being

Repeated military relocations (accompanied postings) can have a detrimental effect on employment and well-being among the spouses and partners of military personnel. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 19 spouses of British Army/Royal Air Force personnel with recent experience of…

Healthy workers or less healthy leavers? Mortality in UK military veterans

The ‘healthy worker effect’ predicts that longer employment is positively associated with reduced mortality, but few studies have examined mortality in military veterans irrespective of exposure to conflict. To examine mortality in a large national cohort of Scottish veterans by…