Are you an employer?

Are you looking to recruit a talented and loyal workforce? Make a real difference. Many businesses are now doing the right thing; looking past health conditions and instead seeing the individual – paying heed to the transferable skills that ex-Service people bring to the workplace. An Armed Forces CV might seem unfamiliar, but we are on hand to help businesses and veterans to understand skill sets in civilian terms. Our 12 months of ongoing in-work support ensures that our veterans thrive in their new workplace. See who we already work with

A win for your business

Service life demands an adaptive and co-operative attitude. Veterans depart HM Armed Forces with an enviable range of highly transferable skills that are hugely valuable for civilian businesses big and small. Our bespoke mentoring and support programme relies on nearly a century of expertise to match your opportunities to a job-ready workforce with no recruitment fees – boasting sustainability rates as high as 75% after 12 months.

A win for diversity and your corporate social responsibility

In this social media age, a company’s behaviour is increasingly vital to brand success. Recruitment talent through The Poppy Factory improves workforce diversity, helps fulfil responsibility policies and seeds great positive PR stories.

A win for our veterans

Though willing and able, ex-Service personnel can find reintegration difficult – especially if faced with health challenges. Meaningful employment can provide the spark that reignites passion, boosts confidence and heals families, and through your involvement (and with our support) you will immeasurable change lives for the better.

“We employ ex-Forces personnel for their skills and commitment. The Poppy Factory is a really great organisation to link with, to contact and gain knowledge from.”

BRENDAN, Chief Engineer, Transport for London

“We’ve enjoyed a successful and rewarding relationship with the Poppy Factory. Everything is done in full collabaration and the internal benefits have been huge.”

ROZ, Head of Media, National Express

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How it works

Ex-Service men and women have a strong work ethic, are disciplined, trustworthy and used to performing as part of a team. Many have qualifications that are invaluable for companies today. We work 1-2-1 with each veteran to ensure they can make the best start in work and we help you make any necessary adjustments to the workplace. We provide 12 months of ongoing “in-work support” to both the employer and the employee, ensuring our veterans thrive in their new job. We have 94 years of experience in this field and our unique approach means that nearly 75% of Poppy Factory veterans remain in work after 12 months.

Register your interest

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch today. You can email us on, call 020 8940 3305 or alternatively, complete the form and we’ll get back to you shortly.