Forces Employment Charity has officially launched

Two Veteran’s Gateway Referral Partners, RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity and the Officers’ Association have officially relaunched as a new single entity, the Forces Employment Charity.

Alistair Halliday at the Forces Employment Charity launch event

The combination of the charities means there are now 14 specialist programmes to provide greater levels of employment support to the Military community.

Programmes include:
 – CTP Future Horizons – supporting Early Service Leavers

 – CTP Assist – supporting wounded injured and sick Service leavers

 – Employer Engagement Team – supporting 9,500 employers

– Executive Services – for those with potential for senior management

– Ex-Forces Employment Support Specialist Vocational Advisors for vulnerable veterans

 – Project Nova and Regroup for veterans in Criminal Justice System and their partners

 – Forces for London – supporting unemployed veterans in London

 – Families Employment programme – supporting partners (including widows) of serving and retired Armed Forces

– Military Women programme– supporting female veterans

 – TechVets – supporting veterans into the tech/ cyber industry

– EM3 – supporting veterans, partners and service children in M3 area

 – Afghans into Employment – supporting Afghans with a defence connection

Alistair Halliday, (pictured above) Chief Executive of the Forces Employment Charity, said:

We know that there are many veterans who transition very easily and go straight into rewarding civilian jobs. There are others, however, who are more vulnerable and need more tailored support, and we have a number of programmes to support their needs, all the way through their working lives. From early Service leavers, to those who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System, no matter what rank or rate, or reasons for leaving, we support everyone with our work, which is life changing and can also be life saving.