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As part of the ten-year vision articulated in the Strategy for our Veterans, the Ministry of Defence introduced a 'Defence Holistic Transition' policy in October 2019. 'Defence Transition Services' (DTS) was established at the same time, to support those Service leavers who face the greatest challenges to making a successful transition to civilian life. The full-spectrum service is available to all Service leavers exiting the Armed Forces and is based on the needs of the individual, providing the specific support they may need and interventions to ensure issues are resolved. This support extends for two years after discharge and longer if necessary.
All Regular Service personnel leaving the Armed Forces are provided with employment support and training delivered through the Career Transition Partnership (CTP). Service personnel leaving the Regular Armed Forces are entitled to access CTP resettlement services two years prior to their discharge date and for two years post-discharge.