I'm about the leave the Royal Marines, where can I find guidance on career transition?
During your resettlement process you may be advised to attend a career transition workshop, or you'll have a Resettlement Officer who will guide you to relevant organisations and courses. The official MOD programme is the tri-service 'Career Transition Partnership'. On their website ctp.org.uk you'll find resettlement guides, career courses and workshops, jobs and networking events.
The Royal Marines Charity provides access to employment opportunities to those leaving the service: https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/can-we-help/opportunities/1/
For those leaving through medical or administrative discharge, we provide an enhanced careers service, delivering careers advice and guidance and opportunities for funding. If you fall into these categories, please contact the Employment and Education team on email@example.com or 01392 346421/9.
Where can I, or my partner/spouse, find free employability courses?
Regardless of how long you served, the ‘LifeWorks’ programme is a fully funded 4-5 day course which equips former-Armed Forces personnel (including Royal Marines and Royal Marine Reservists) with the tools to get into, and maintain, a civilian job that is appropriate for them.
‘LifeWorks Families’ is a similar programme for spouses and partners of any serving (or recently discharged) member of the Armed Forces.
The Programme is run by Royal British Legion Industries and is funded by Charitable Trusts and Foundations, Armed Forces Charities and Covenant Funding.
To find out more, visit: wearelifeworks.org.uk