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Employment

  • Research shows that Naval Service spouses and partners represent an untapped pool of skilled labour. We have put together some facts, figures and real life examples of how employing a Service spouse or partner can benefit your organisation.

  • There are many organisations that offer free employment and financial support for Armed Forces spouses/ partners. Please see a list of support you could receive here.

  • The Armed Forces Flexible Working Bill may assist some personnel to balance work and family life. Read more about it here.

  • FFJ is a Tri-Service platform to enable family members of serving personnel to have a 'one stop shop' where they can apply for jobs directly with employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant as well as find signposting to other career and training opportunities.

  • If you and your family are considering leaving the Royal Navy/ Royal Marines or are already on your way out, find out all of the information that you need to know about your transition in these resources.

  • A two-year tri-Federation project revealed that more awareness about the demands of transition is needed for families of Service leavers.

  • The MOD is introducing a new Defence Holistic transition policy and a new Defence Transition Service to support those families with more complex transition needs.

  • Armed Forces personnel and their families are to receive enhanced support from the MOD as they re-join civilian life. The expanded support includes the launch a new organisation, the Defence Transition Services (DTS), which will provide comprehensive support to service leavers.

  • Veterans’ Gateway, alongside the NFF and our colleagues at the other Families Federations, have launched a ‘Plan Early’ campaign to encourage Service leavers and their family members to look ahead when transitioning into civvy street.

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