All of the services CivvyStreet provides are available to anyone within the Service community. If your partner is serving or has served, you can register and make use of the same tools available on CivvyStreet. The same is true if you are a working age dependent of someone who has served.
A comprehensive range of information and services on Transition, Learning, Employment and Work issues are available. These include the following:
Careers Advice and Guidance
CivvyStreet advisers provide you with practical advice on finding a job and help you to sell yourself to potential employers. CivvyStreet advisers understand the difficulties of finding employment whilst a partner is serving and have knowledge and experience of the best avenues into employment. Careers Advice and Guidance is available to you free of charge throughout your working life.
To contact an adviser, click here or you can talk directly to an adviser by calling 0800 678 5848.
Employment Support and Grants
CivvyStreet has details of the funding and support that is available to you. Featured among these is The Royal British Legion’s Employment Support Grant Scheme.
The grant aims to help individuals who are unemployed, at risk of redundancy or in financial need to develop skills and obtain qualifications that will help them get into long term employment with prospects in a civilian career.
There are also more details online of other schemes that are available to help with your career and training plans.
Click here to find out more.
Job Search and Vacancies
The CivvyStreet website has thousands of current vacancies, many from companies who actively seek to recruit staff from within the forces community. Jobs are regularly posted by leading employers from a range of industries, including British Gas, Iceland, and Indesit.
These jobs are updated daily, so no matter what career you have in mind, it is likely CivvyStreet will have details of a current vacancy that is suited to you.
Click here to view our current vacancies.
eLearning and Training
As a registered CivvyStreet member, you will have access to a library of free online courses designed to help improve your job prospects. Gaining extra skills through e-Learning and Training shows potential employers that you are someone who could be of benefit to their organisation. Funding for training can also be offered.
Click here to take one of our online training courses.
RBLI Life Works Families
LifeWorks Families is a free support service to help military spouses and partners get the job they want.
It is available to all spouses and partners of any serving (or recently discharged) member of the Armed Forces, including Reserves.
How LifeWorks Families Can Support You
The LifeWorks Families Team is able to provide employment support by phone, email and through courses. Online support will also be available in the near future.
Lifeworks Employability Coaches will lead you through an enjoyable programme of information, advice and guidance, taking into account your own situation and employment history.
Support is provided on an ongoing basis, so if you need help with anything, from writing your CV to preparing for an interview, the LifeWorks Families Team is here to help.
You will also have the opportunity to share your experiences with other military spouses and partners.
LifeWorks Families Courses
The Lifeworks Families course is designed around the often difficult circumstances of coping with existing family commitments and equips military spouses/partners with the skills and confidence to find employment and/or develop a career.
Delivered by Royal British Legion Industries, the courses take place in various locations around the UK, as well as abroad, and are free for all spouses and partners of serving personnel.
Click here to visit the RBLI LifeWorks Families website.