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

  • Workplace adjustments
  • Local, 1-2-1 support
  • Employer engagement
  • 1 year in-work support

Find out more   |   Register for suppport

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.”

Sample vacancies

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

Maintenance Electrician

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-win relationship.

Register today

If you think you might benefit from our free service:

Complete our registration form

Alternatively, call 020 8939 1837 or email shaunjohnson@poppyfactory.org. The sooner you register, the sooner we can get you into work!

Or request more information:

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.