Career Transition Partnership contract award

24 Jan 2024

Personnel leaving the military are to receive more support for finding jobs in civilian life through the Career Transition Partnership, which will be delivered by Reed in Partnership from 1 October 2024.

The partnership with the Ministry of Defence will help approximately 15,000 service leavers each year through a combination of face-to-face, online and instructor-led support and courses.

All service leavers will benefit from enhanced transition support from specialist advisors and careers consultants to meet their chosen outcomes, which typically range from seeking civilian employment, re-entering Higher/Further Education or retirement.

Courses will be geared towards future careers in areas like engineering, cyber security, healthcare and renewable energy.

The Career Transition Partnership has supported over 310,000 service leavers over the past 25 years. The transition from the current contract to Reed in Partnership will be complete in October 2024, starting with a phased approach to ensure that the services offered to current service leavers are not disrupted.

Minister for Defence People and Families, Rt. Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP said:

"It is vital that service leavers are given the correct tools to have the best possible start in their new lives. From career counselling to vocational training, this new partnership will give individuals the confidence and skills to find employment and increase their opportunities.

"I am thrilled to announce this new partnership, which will continue the award-winning work to support Armed Forces personnel and their families as they transition to civilian life.

"This collaboration reinforces our commitment to providing the best possible opportunities for those who have bravely served our country."

CEO and Chairman of Reed in Partnership, James Reed CBE said:

"Reed in Partnership has a long history of supporting people to achieve their goals through employability, education, training and career transition services. This includes many veterans and reservists, whose unique skills and experiences can be so greatly utilised in civilian life.

"As an Armed Forces Covenant signee, we are committed to ensuring that people who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families are treated fairly and supported appropriately. Our delivery of the CTP service will be informed by this commitment. Our extensive range of employer relationships and community partnerships means we are well placed to continue the success of this important service."

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