Veterans: Employment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will include the scaffolding industry in the career development support it provides for serving military personnel as they come to the end of service.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) provides all Service leavers with resettlement provision to help prepare them for entering the civilian job market and to make a successful transition to employment, or achieve the wider vocational outcome they seek. The provision entitles Service leavers, depending on their discharge category, to duty time, financial assistance and access to Career Transition Partnership (CTP) Services.

The MOD funded CTP provision includes workshops, seminars, career consultancy, resettlement training advice and vocational training, together with job finding support. This provision promotes employment opportunities across all sectors, including the scaffolding and construction sector. The CTP publishes 21 industry guides, including a guide specifically promoting the Construction industry. This sector is recognised as a good option for some of our highly talented Service leavers; however, the choice of post-discharge employment sector must remain with the individual.

All employers are encouraged to engage with the CTP through https://www.ctp.org.uk/employers. By registering with CTP, employers gain access to RightJob to freely advertise available jobs, they can attend employment fairs and are assigned a CTP Employment Relationship Manager (ERM).

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