Spousal Employment

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Spousal Employment

Recruit for Spouses

Recruit for Spouses is the leading organisation helping military spouses all over the UK into employment. To hear more about how they can help you if you are an employer or a spouse please take a look at their promotional video here or visit their website- Recruit for Spouses.

Families Life Works, is a RBLI programme, delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, providing fantastic free employment courses. To see if there are any free courses in your area coming up, you can have a look here.

SORTED! Comprises of seven established charities, which provide a wide range of employment related services and support for the military community (Spouses/partners and dependants). They have a direct links with a large number of employers providing access to a wide range of vacancies. For more information, please take a look at their website.

Supporting the Unsung Hero

This is an Armed Forces dependants’ business start-up programme, offering support to start and maintain business. Find their website here.


Often run free business and networking events for Service spouses, find out more here.

Smart Works 

Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women who are currently unemployed.  They aim to give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed at interview and start a new chapter of their life. Find out more here.

BFRS Job Fair 

In the BFRS Virtual Job & Career Fair the Armed Forces Community (AFC) can meet with leading industry employers, as if in person.

Job seekers can access the virtual job fair from the comfort and convenience of their homes or from wherever they are based. Irrespective of location or the time of day, attendees can log in and visit employer exhibition stands, apply for jobs, watch employer videos and live presentations. Please click here to find out more.

Digital Mums

Digital Mums is an organisation that train mums with in-demand digital skills to help them create stimulating, flexible careers that fit around family life and they are registered as a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL) provider. PCDLs are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support you. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays the interest while you’re studying. Find out more about Digital Mums and the training they offer here.


The NHS employs a significant number of healthcare professionals and non-clinical staff who are also members of the Reserve Forces, have previously served within the military or who have military personnel within their immediate family. Click here for some guidance, knowledge and helpful tools to support the Armed Forces in the NHS.