Support for Armed Forces leavers and veterans

Leaving the Armed Forces is a big life change, for you and your family. As you consider your future, it's important to look at all your options to find the career that's right for you - and that's where we come in.

We can help you identify your skills and interests to give you an idea on what jobs you might be suited to - and how to get there.

The transition process

Depending on your length of service, you’ll be offered a support programme from the Career Transition Partnership, who'll begin your resettlement and prepare you for the civilian job market.

Whether you've completed resettlement and need more guidance, or you're a veteran looking for a career change, we can help at every stage of your journey.

Skills you need to succeed

Alongside online tools and information, we offer funding to help you train and improve your skills.

Search for courses and apply online. You could get up to £200 towards a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA). (By clicking on this link you'll be taken to our sister site, My World of Work.)

Having trouble with reading, writing or numbers? The Big Plus can help. We’ll put you in touch with a free local tutor. You’ll learn in a relaxed and friendly way and can even work towards qualifications in English, Maths and IT – giving you proof of your new skills for your CV.

Skills Discovery

Feeling confident about your skills can help you decide your next career move. Enter your previous roles and we’ll show you some transferable skills you may have, and help you discover new ones.

Discover your skills

We're here for you.

Some centres are now open and able to offer face-to-face services. Please contact your local centre to confirm arrangements and make an appointment.

You can also speak to a careers adviser and get free career information, advice and guidance by calling 0800 917 8000. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.