Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of The Earl of Shrewsbury The Earl of Shrewsbury Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that military personnel have a smooth transition into civilian life.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

This Government is absolutely committed to ensuring our Service leavers make a successful transition to civilian life. To support that transition, all Service leavers are entitled to a resettlement programme that allows them to capitalise on the highly marketable skills and experiences they take with them.

Resettlement provision is available through the Career Transition Partnership, a highly successful collaboration between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management. The range of help available can include training grants, resettlement leave, transition workshops, career support, housing advice, financial briefs, and employment support. During 2013-14, this package of measures helped 84 per cent of Service leavers find sustainable employment within six months of leaving the Armed Forces.

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