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Welcome to The Poppy Factory
For over 90 years, The Poppy Factory in Richmond, Surrey, has been making poppies, crosses and wreaths for The Royal Family and The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. In recent years, The Poppy Factory has transformed itself into a thoroughly modern charity. As well as providing work for disabled veterans at its HQ in Richmond, The Poppy Factory uses its unique expertise to help its clients find work with many commercial organisations all over the UK. The Poppy Factory has a vision that “no disabled veteran who wants to work should be out of work” and aims to become the recruitment provider of choice for its ex-Forces clients and for employers alike. Join us in our drive to get disabled veterans into meaningful, rewarding and sustainable employment. Having valiantly served their country, we think they deserve it.
Looking For Work?
We know it can be difficult when looking for work, but if you are ex Forces with an injury, illness or medical condition and are seeking help in finding a job, we may be the right people to talk to. The Poppy Factory helps find work for wounded, injured and sick ex-Service personnel with employers in their own community.
Job Vacancies for registered clients
Registered Poppy Factory clients can take advantage of our weekly Jobs Bulletin, emailed direct. If you're not already registered we'd love to hear from you and would be happy to explain the employability support that we can offer. For further information please contact Shaun Johnson, Employment Co-ordinator on 020 8939 1837 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to see a sample of recent roles filled by Poppy Factory clients.
We are always seeking ways to develop relationships to help secure paid jobs for ex service personnel. Therefore if you would like to help us in any way, whether that is through giving a charitable donation or by providing recruitment opportunites then please contact us.
We warmly welcome visitors on free, pre-arranged tours of The Poppy Factory, to see the poppies and wreaths being made and to learn about its history. Whether individuals or groups, guided tours take about 2 hours and can be arranged from Monday to Thursday, at 10.30am or 1.30pm.
Careers at The Poppy Factory:
We are always on the look out for some enthusiastic volunteers to assist our fundraising team at a range of events throughout the year; from organising your own event to waving flags at challenge events, there is plenty of scope for involvement in our fun and friendly team. If you or a friend are interested then please do have a look at the role description to find out a little more or get in touch directly, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
TfL Open Day: February 19th
Transport for London is holding an industry open day in February to outline the types of opportunities available for ex-Forces personnel within the organisation.
There is also a chance to talk to attendees of the last open day who are now working within TfL, there will be CV and interview workshops, and part of the day will be spent with a TfL operational team learning how they keep London moving. They promise to give no PowerPoint presentations on the day!
Places are limited to registered Poppy Factory clients, so contact your EC to book or register with us by clicking here.
Take a look at this short video explaining how TfL is working with The Poppy Factory to provide work for veterans.
2015... new year, new challenge?
This year, you can us to change the lives of disabled ex-Service personnel for the better. We are recruiting enthusiastic supporters to take on The Major Series; get fit, get outdoors and show your support for The Poppy Factory this spring!
Sign up for The Major Series!