Are you looking for work?
Ex-Forces personnel can have a tough time finding and maintaining a rewarding civilian job. Add a health impairment into the mix and financial independence can seem almost unattainable.
This is where we can help
We provide a free, personalised ’employability’ service to veterans across England and Wales, supporting those with a medical condition or impairment back into work. We believe that meaningful employment changes lives.
How we can help
One of our local employment experts will work alongside your individual aspirations, experiences and requirements to ensure that you secure the rewarding job that you deserve. Our support comes in many forms:
- CV advice
- Career planning
- Training opportunities
- Source potential funding
- Bespoke job opportunities
- Application guidance
- Interview coaching
- Volunteer Mentor support
- Workplace adjustments
- Local, 1-2-1 support
- Employer engagement
- 1 year in-work support
Who we help
Have you ever served in HM Armed Forces? Is a health condition impeding your ability to find or hold down meaningful work? If so, we want to talk to you. We have helped people from every branch of Service with a variety of health impairments. From blindness, limb loss, and musculo-skeletal problems to cancer, PTSD, alcoholism and depression – you are not alone.
“Always ready to offer support and advice, The Poppy Factory helped create a civilian CV and responded to my calls quickly.”
“You are supposed to be a strong soldier and nothing could bother you, but a mental illness felt like an invisible injury.”
“Without support from The Poppy Factory I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I couldn’t believe that I had found a job that I loved.”
Here are some sample vacancies. We work alongside your aspirations to find opportunities that are specific to your career plan. Register today to find out how we can help you get back to work.
Trainee Coach Drivers
Location: UK-wide Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 dependant on location.
Football Coach: Mental Health
Location:Merseyside Salary: £8.24 per hour 4-8 hours per week
Housing Support Worker Veterans Charity
Location: North Wales Salary: £16,282 – £17,004
School Liaison Coordinator
Location: Cheshire Salary: £10 per hour
Location: Swansea Salary: £22,050 – £25,055
Driving Roles HGV
Location:Reading Salary: £22,050 – £25,055
Some of our Current Employers
We work with hundreds of supportive employers, both small and large, to find you the most suitable opportunities. All of our employers highly value the array of transferrable skills that ex-Service personnel bring to the workplace. It is a win-in relationship.
Registered? Next steps:
- We will give you a quick assessment to see how we can help you best
- We will introduce you to your local Employability Consultant who will do everything in their power to help you find employment.
- You will be given a personal login to our online Jobs Portal