Employment, education and skills - Armed Forces
If you're looking for work, to gain a qualification or to learn new skills, there are opportunities out there to explore. Here you can find links to organisations that provide help with career transition, employment and skills.
Career transition, employment and skills
Find a job service is the DWP's online tool where you can search for full-time and part-time jobs.
Forces Families Jobs is the go-to place for training and employment for family members of currently serving UK military personnel.
Regular Forces Employment Association is a charity that helps ex-regular Armed Forces personnel and service leavers find employment.
Career Transition Partnership provides resettlement services for those leaving the Armed Forces. They also operate as an intermediary service for employers wishing to hire service leavers and provide an online job finding service.
ForcesSelect is a recruitment service for former members of the Armed Forces and service leavers - 0207 291 5700.
Royal British Legion provides an employment support service which helps serving and ex-serving personnel and their families prepare for employment as they transition into civilian life - 0808 802 8080.
SORTED! provides a range of employment related services and support for the Armed Forces Community (including spouse/partners and dependents) to find and stay in work.
RBLI supports the Armed Forces Community and those affected by disability, health conditions or social welfare needs. Help includes the provision of welfare, healthcare, housing, employment and development opportunities - 01622 795 900.
The Poppy Factory is a specialist employability charity for disabled veterans helping them to find work with civilian companies throughout the UK - 0208 939 1837.
Remploy is a service that helps disabled people find work, including Armed Forces veterans - 0300 456 8110.
Officers' Association offers professional, impartial and practical advice on all aspects of transition from the Armed Forces and employment - 0203 761 6343.
Blind Veterans UK helps vision impaired Armed Forces and National Service veterans to relearn vital life skills and provides them with the tools they need to be independent in their own homes. They offer new learning, training and recreation opportunities and provide long-term nursing, residential and respite care - 0800 389 7979.
National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities - 0800 100 900.
Learndirect is a provider of skills, training and employment services - 01202 006 464.
Kent Adult Education Centre runs a centre in Dartford offering a wide range of courses - 03000 41 2222.
North West Kent Volunteer Centre provides volunteering services to help the local community and have the very latest volunteering opportunities for people interested in giving up their time to do something useful - 01322 272476.