Recovery Career Services – Inspire,Enable,Support
An individualised and inspirational career service which empowers wounded, injured and sick to achieve a sustainable and fulfilling career.
Leaving the Armed Forces can be a challenging prospect, but leaving when the decision has been forced upon you due to serious illness or injury can present a far greater challenge.
The Recovery Career Services is here to help those wounded, injured and sick individuals who have the greatest need in finding a new, fulfilling career that meets their own individual needs, and assists them in moving on with their lives.
The support we give will help pinpoint a rewarding and realistic change of career; but for others it can be more fundamental – it is about identifying who they are, and what they want to do. In every case, we want to empower, motivate and inspire those we work with to find the future outcome that works for them – whatever their injury or illness.
As a partner Taylor Mason is currently working with the Recovery Career Services to provide vocational opportunities that assist our wounded, injured and sick into a new career after their career in the Armed Forces.
The employment support opportunities we arrange are designed to benefit both our wounded, injured and sick and our partner organisations. It’s not simply a way for your organisation to support people who’ve served their country – it also offers some valuable advantages. The partnership:
- enables partners to see service leavers’ skills in the workplace and to assess them as potential employees.
- adds valued skills and experience whilst diversifying your workforce. (Teamwork, leadership and thriving under pressure are just a few of the skills a career in the forces promotes).
- offers a unique perspective and development opportunities for your current employees.
- helps you contribute to your Corporate Social Responsibilities by supporting the recovery of service personnel.
What are the Recovery Career Services?
The medical care our Armed Forces’ receive is amongst the best in the world. Increasingly, our Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen are surviving their wounds and injuries, but they have to face the future with career-changing injuries. The Recovery Career Services plays a key role in the support that the Defence Recovery Capability provides to wounded, injured and sick service personnel.
The Career Transition Partnership, helps support the transition from a military to a civilian career and we are here to complement that service, offering specialist extra support to those who face the greatest barriers to employment.
Who does the Service help?
The individuals we support have different, varying needs and wants. From a double amputee who is trying to rebuild their life after a slow and difficult recovery; or an individual, diagnosed with a terminal illness who wants to keep active by undertaking voluntary work; to an individual who is looking for a career that will make use of his considerable skills, whilst accommodating his injuries.
An individual’s recovery journey is often long and complex, but once an individual is ready, both physically and emotionally, we are here to help them make the transition.
Who funds the Recovery Career Services?
The Recovery Career Services is principally funded by the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Help for Heroes, the Regular Forces Employment Association and Walking with the Wounded. It is also supported by Mission Motorsport, RAFA and Right Management. We are grateful to the charities that are providing us with vital financial support to enable us to deliver the high-quality service that those we seek to help deserve.
How our opportunities help the wounded, injured and sick into new careers
The employment-related opportunities we secure help give our clients invaluable experience, enabling them to progress in their own recovery journey with confidence. Employment-based opportunities are an ideal way for a wounded, injured or sick individual to spend time with a civilian organisation, whilst being paid by the military. The opportunities can last from one day to several months, and can have a lasting impact:
- inspiring and motivating individuals to embrace different career opportunities beyond the Armed Forces
- helping develop skills and experience for future employment
- helping the transition back to work following a lengthy recovery
- offering invaluable experience of civilian work environments
- helping with understanding and accessing training and career development opportunities
The Recovery Career Services is supported and delivered by: