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Welcome to The Poppy Factory
We are the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments.
By providing free, ongoing employment support and bespoke opportunities within businesses across the country, we have helped hundreds of disabled ex-Service men and women to restore their financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work.
Our vision is that disabled veterans should never be denied the opportunity for a fulfilling career.
We also employ a workforce of disabled veterans and their dependants at our headquarters in Richmond, Surrey, to make the Remembrance poppies, crosses and wreaths for The Royal British Legion and The Royal Family – something we have been doing for nearly a century.
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 you are no longer being supported by the Career Transition Partnership as part of your resettlement, 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.
New jobs portal launched for Poppy Factory veterans
We have been working hard for the past few months to create a new employment portal for our veterans which we’ve now launched. Businesses are able to upload their opportunities and veterans can even apply for jobs online.
This will replace the weekly “jobs bulletin” and it will be rolled out to registered veterans throughout October via their assigned Employability Consultant.
A Grand Donation
We were delighted to welcome Eric Stuart-Bamford, Provincial Grand Master for Surrey Freemasons, into the factory in November to present us with a generous donation for £20,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity towards the costs of our Getting You Back to Work scheme – supporting disabled veterans into life-changing employment around the country.
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