The MOD has awarded Right Management Ltd the Career Transition Partnership contract, worth up to £100 million.
The new contract will ensure that Armed Forces personnel are well supported when they leave service and can translate the skills, experience and qualifications into a successful civilian career.
The contract for the programme – known as the Career Transition Partnership – has been awarded to Right Management, which has successfully run the scheme for the past decade. Commencing on 1 October 2015, it will run for at least six years with the potential to extend to 2025.
Multiple independent programmes have previously supported the varying needs of Service leavers. From 1 October 2015, all elements of delivery will be brought within the new CTP contract to provide more seamless support and for the first time all Service leavers, regardless of how long they have served or their reason for discharge, will benefit from the scheme.
In addition, a number of technological improvements will be unveiled at the contract launch which will significantly enhance the resettlement journey.
Through the CTP, Right Management has delivered resettlement services to members of the Armed Forces since 1998 and has a team of over 100 staff dedicated solely to the CTP contract. The CTP, which includes the RFEA (the Forces Employment Charity and Officers’ Association), has assisted over 200,000 Service leavers with their transition to civilian life and in addition, has supported thousands of organisations looking to employ ex-Forces personnel.
“Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, said:
“A career in the Armed Forces provides a wealth of benefits and transferable skills. Awarding this contract will allow our Service leavers to continue to access outstanding support, enabling them to transition successfully into civilian life and apply their skills and attributes in a new environment.
“The provisions under the CTP are another example of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, ensuring Service personnel and their families should not face disadvantage because of their military careers.”