Here to support your resettlement journey

Here to support your resettlement journey

Off By Ed Hanna

Integrated support for Service leavers
The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is global career experts, Right Management, in a unique partnership with the Ministry of Defence. We are very proud to be the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement for over 20 years. In that time, we have supported more than 275,000 leavers and we look forward to helping you too.

We provide resettlement for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines. Regardless of time Served, or reason for leaving, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service, through our range of programmes.

In addition to the face-to-face courses, workshops and one-to-one career guidance we deliver throughout our centres, many of our courses, facilitated sessions and events are also available virtually, making our provision more accessible and flexible than ever.

The following is an overview of the wealth of support available to you as you make the transition from the Military to civilian life.

Where do I start with resettlement? 
All Service leavers are entitled to resettlement support, consisting of time, financial support, training/upskilling and careers advice. Getting started is a three-step process.

Step 1: 
The first step in the process is to speak with your local unit resettlement information staff, who offer advice on your entitlement and the administrative process to access it.

Step 2: 
You should then contact your Service Resettlement Adviser (SRA), in order to discuss your resettlement package and funding available to you; and to register with CTP.

Step 3: 
Register for the CTP via JPA and one of our team will contact you to book in your first appointment and get you started.

How can CTP help me?

The CTP provides advice, guidance, training and support to those leaving the Military, and also incorporates RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity, who offer lifelong job finding support to Service-leavers.  

Your resettlement consists of three key areas: transition, training and employment. From creating a CV through to learning interview skills plus researching and applying for jobs, what the CTP offers can help you not just with your first civilian job, but skills and knowledge to help you throughout your working lifetime. 

Our support is delivered at 10 resettlement centres in the UK, and the Resettlement Training Centre in Aldershot. The resettlement provision includes face-to face guidance, online resettlement planning and career tools via myPlan, the personalised area of the CTP website, and access to our unique ex-Military jobsite, CTP RightJob.

Successful resettlement requires clear aims, a plan of action, good job intelligence, and effective networking, along with the skills you will acquire through the CTP. It’s therefore vital that you take full advantage of the support, resources and facilities at your disposal.


Workshops and briefings 
The first step for most on the resettlement journey is the three-day Career Transition Workshop (CTW), which enables you to identify and evaluate the transferable skills and qualities gained during Service. Following this, you will meet your career consultant and create a personal resettlement plan, which will help identify the required steps for achieving your desired outcome upon leaving the Armed Forces. A range of additional workshops and briefings are available, including financial aspects of resettlement, business start-up, networking and interview techniques. 

A full programme of employment fairs, company recruitment presentations and virtual events is available to Service leavers at any point in the resettlement process, offering networking, industry research and those all-important job-finding opportunities. 

Online resources 
myPlan, your own personalised area, accessed via the CTP website, enables you to manage your own resettlement and offers career assessment activities, video library, interview simulator, CV builder, personal resettlement plan (PRP), resettlement tracker and checklists.

When leaving the Services, you can undertake vocational training to help you shape your future career. CTP delivers an extensive range of job-related vocational courses at resettlement centres and the Resettlement Training Centre in Aldershot. This is split into two types; contract funded, and non-contract funded training. Contract funded training has been ‘pre-paid’ for you by the MOD. This offers exceptional value for money and is the best way to make the most of your ‘GRT pound’. Non-contract funded training can be funded using your Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC) or ELC grants. If CTP does not offer the course you are interested in, then you can find details of courses offered by MOD approved preferred suppliers on the CTP website. All companies on this list have undertaken a stringent accreditation process to make sure their training is of the highest quality and value for money – so you can book with confidence. The correct choice of training course can be the vital link between the skills you have gained during your Military career and gaining successful civilian employment. Your career consultant is on hand to provide advice and guidance on choosing the right training to suit your future plans.

The Armed Forces equips its people with a vast range of skills applicable to many industry sectors and the CTP targets a wide range of employers to promote the skills, experience and strong work ethos Service leavers bring with them after a Military career. The employers themselves benefit from a high quality, no cost recruitment service and exclusive access to thousands of skilled and qualified individuals, like you.  

CTP RightJob is our online job site that lists thousands of live vacancies specifically for Service leavers, with new ones added daily. You can browse and search for available jobs by industry, location or company name, receive job notifications and alerts via email and submit job applications directly to employers. The platform is easy to use and compatible with smartphones and tablets, plus you’ll find video tips to highlight features on all key areas of the site. The nationwide CTP Employment Team works closely with local, national and international organisations from all industry sectors to source and match suitable job vacancies for Service leavers. You’ll receive regular job alerts based on the preferences listed in your RightJob profile, plus employers can also search the database for Service leavers with the skills they’re looking for and invite them to apply. 

Your career consultant is available to provide advice and guidance on job applications, CVs and covering letters, and the central employment team provide assistance with CTP RightJob, along with links to further employment support where required. CTP help is available up to two years post-discharge and after that, switches to the RFEA for job-finding support, at any point you may require it throughout your working life. 

We are here for you throughout your career transition. Our friendly teams genuinely care and are passionate about ensuring you get the most from your resettlement and the outcome that is right for you. Should you have any questions about your resettlement, please get in touch. You can find a wealth of information along with our contact details at: