Service leavers’ employment rate reaches record level

The employment rate of Service personnel who have left the UK Armed Forces, six months after leaving service, has reached a record high of 89% according to new data published for 2022/2023 by the Department of Defence Statistics Health within the Ministry of Defence, for resettlement provided by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).

The data recorded by Defence Statistics reported a lower rate of economically inactive Service leavers – reducing from 9% to 7%, of which the majority (40%) are recorded as having gone into education, training, or volunteering, with 26% not seeking employment, and 12% going into retirement. The remaining 22% were split across a variety of reasons; medically unfit to work, or they made the choice to have a career break, to care for family, travel, re-join the military, or were awaiting a visa/citizenship, or chose not to declare their reason.

CTP, in partnership with Right Management, has to date helped more than310,000 Service leavers make their move into civilian life over the past25 years, supporting thousands of organisations with the recruitment ofex-military personnel.

Other achievements reported by the CTP over the same period include:
• 2,500+ registrations from Early Service Leavers
• An average of 950+ job placements per month
• Almost 100,000 vacancies posted on the CTP’s dedicated employment platform, RightJob
• More than 3,000 new employer registrations
• Delivery of more than 400 Vocational Training courses for 4,500+ Service leavers, with 94% reporting overall course satisfaction
• More than 100,000 client touchpoints with 13,000 new client registrations and the delivery of 677 core workshops for 9,000 attendees
• 12 UK-wide Employment Fairs

CTP is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management. Ltd, the global career and talent development expert within ManpowerGroup. It provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines regardless of time served. CTP has been the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement for 25 years, helping 310,000 Service leavers make their move into civilian life.

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