Are you looking for work?

Ex-Serving Personnel and Reservists 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, Wales and Northern Ireland, supporting those with a medical condition or impairment back into work. We know that meaningful employment changes lives.

Watch this video to learn about how we help veterans back into work.

How we can help you

One of our local employment experts will work alongside your individual aspirations, experiences and requirements to support you into securing the rewarding job that you deserve. Our support comes in many forms:

  • CV advice
  • Career planning
  • Training opportunities

  • Bespoke job opportunities
  • Application guidance
  • Interview coaching

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

To find out more register here

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.”

Getting you back to work

We work alongside your aspirations to find opportunities that are specific to your career plan. Check out the six steps we take together to getting you back to work:

1. A simple call

Speak to our friendly staff or quickly register online to kick the process off.

2. Let’s plan

We will build upon your ambitions to develop a tailored plan.

3. Getting you ready

We will build confidence in your existing skills, and enhance your CV and interview skills.

4. The job search

Our team are dedicated to helping you find great opportunities with supportive employers.

5. Application

We will assist you through the application process. We work with employers to explore any workplace adjustments or role changes that you might need to succeed at work.

6. Ongoing Support

We offer up to 12 months of In-Work Support, enabling a smooth transition into work and offering advice and guidance to help you manage any difficulties rising.

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.

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.