Here at CivvyStreet we are a one stop shop for anyone who is about to leave, has just left or has post service experience within the Armed Forces. We’re here to help make the transition from the Forces to the commercial job market as smooth as possible. CivvyStreet is one of the UK’s leaders in Military resettlement. From helping you find the perfect job, to securing your first home, to receiving training and credentials to help further your career. We understand that it’s your path back to Civilian life so we want to hear from you!

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Current Vacancies

CivvyStreet has a various jobs for Service leavers from employers who recruit ex-Service personnel. We have relationships with hundreds of companies who express a preference for employing ex-Services people. We’re here to help ensure you market yourself effectively and thrive within the civilian job market.

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With a variety of exciting business opportunities to choose from why not take the first step towards running your own business!

  • Hitting the Road – Van-based Franchising

    If you’ve decided to set up on your own in business, you may well have concluded that one of the best ways to do so is through franchising. While there are hundreds of franchising models to choose from, if you’re looking for a simple method, a van-based option might be for you.


    Plenty of businesses start and plenty of them fail before they’ve ever really got going. The primary advantage of a franchise is that the brand name and reputation carry a certain degree of kudos which should translate into an instant customer base. This expedites the difficulties other business owners have in getting their idea off the ground, running into cash flow difficulties before they’ve started to get enough money coming in to sustain them.

    Franchisees pay a start-up fee and a portion of their profi t to the parent company (franchisor) but in return, get branding and training as part of the package.

    Simple set-up

    One of the advantages of van-based franchises are that they are relatively quick and easy to set up. The van will be part of your initial package and you’ll be guided by the franchisor as to the stock or kit, depending on the business and territory (designated business area) that you’ll need.

    The van is effectively your business premises so you won’t need to stump up the higher fees expected for a shop re-fi t for example and, at least in the early days, it’ll be unlikely that you’ll have to concern yourself with employing anybody. Again, because your outlay on ‘premises’ is relatively small, you’re likely to see a decent return on your investment.

    Range of options

    The range of van-based franchising options is vast. Franchises involving cleaning, gardening or automotive services are examples of franchises that lend themselves very well to life on the road – and with your travelling billboard – otherwise known as your van, you’ll find gaining further customers fairly easy as your reputation spreads.

    Why Serviceleavers succeed with franchising

    Franchisors are often very keen to get Service-leavers on board. Franchisors know that generally speaking, Serviceleavers take well to long-term training and crucially, can follow the formula to success as laid down by the franchisor – who has already proven the success of the business model with other franchisees before you.

    What to look for in a van-based franchise

    As with any franchise model/opportunity, it’s important to do sufficient homework before you commit your money to it. Ideally, the franchisor will be transparent regarding the process, costs and expectations and be able to provide evidence as to your expected trajectory. Part of this could be a meeting with an existing franchisor which could be invaluable in giving you a realistic outlook on what you can expect.

    Van-based franchises can cost from as little as £2,500 up to £20,000 again reflecting the huge choice available. The cost variation is usually due to the amount of stock or kit you’ll need to invest in.

    One of the advantages of van-based franchises are that they are relatively quick and easy to set up.

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We’ve put together a comprehensive list of property companies who support the scheme and will help you and your family get started on the property ladder.

  • A place to call home

    Buying a new home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. It can be daunting and confusing. Don’t worry – the dedicated and fully experienced Home Group sales team can cut through the jargon and help you every step of the way.

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