Transition to civilian and through-life support is our focus. For many service people, transitioning to civilian life can be a struggle and re-adjusting can require substantial additional help. We help and support Service Leavers of the Armed Forces with their career transition to civilian life as well as businesses who share our common goal in making veterans and their family lives even better. We do this through our four arms of services; Employment, Housing, Education and Advocacy, and Business Support & Consultancy.
We work closely with key partners to ensure support is there to find the appropriate employment in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, or the support needed to start your own business. Our Employment support services available to you as Service Leaver, Ex-Servicemen and women include:
Job finding support as well as referrals to Job Fairs in association with the local and international companies we partner with.
We also provide opportunities for Service Leavers to search through thousands of jobs from employers specifically needing the skills and experience of ex-military personnel.
Through our specialist 1-2-1 employment mentoring support, individual’s skills are matched with proper jobs with carefully chosen employers who help achieve.
"My session with Franklin enabled me to be confident with interview skills which has enabled me to express myself clearly and confidently during interviews. When I was offered a job in the MOD AS Civil Servant, Franklin was also involved in my relocation to Bristol and settling in both at work and home. The support I had from Franklin was incredible and I’m forever grateful" D Wiseborn
HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS
With our local connection opportunities we remain focal point to provide Service Leavers and their immediate families with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to settle in South Gloucestershire area at any time. This service also extends to those in their resettlement phase with the transition to civilian life. We also engage with Council Housing Officers to assist veterans facing homelessness. This usually involves a face-to-face interview with a housing officer. Please note that for this support service you'll be asked to bring certain documents, including wage slips, proof of benefits and evidence of medical needs.
RESEARCH, EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT (RED)
Our RED service aims to enhance the opportunities for continued professional development in any sector of your choice, building on your military knowledge. We also extend this to your immediate family to enhance their employment opportunities. We partner with Specialist organisations to provide whole life development pathway support. They recognise the skills you have gained in our armed forces and want to complement these qualities, as well as provide support to transfer your skills into the civilian workplace. They offer assistance through our programmes to all serving personnel and veterans and assist you in enhancing your careers in the civilian world.
ADVOCACY, BUSINESS SUPPORT & CONSULTANCY
Our services to the business community and local authorities are focused on their commitment to delivering the community covenant. Ensuring that national initiatives are delivered locally and that positive local initiatives are incorporated nationally. We engage to promote the services provided to local veteran communities. Seeking to improve public and voluntary sector activities in Bristol and South Gloucestershire area.