The Recovery Career Services delivers an individual careers service to wounded, injured and sick soldiers leaving the Army to help them find a fulfilling and long-term second career.
The service is there for all wounded, injured and sick personnel with the greatest barriers to employment from a wounded soldier looking for a new career that will make the most of their skills whilst accommodating their injuries, to an individual with a terminal illness who wants to keep active by undertaking voluntary work.
The Recovery Career Service consists of three integrated teams and a specialised web based portal:
1. A team of regionally based specialist employment consultants who provide one to one support. The team is charitably funded and employed.
2. A relationships team who engage with the employers, organisations and individuals who offer employment opportunities for wounded, injured and sick personnel. This team also runs the Recovery Career Service Portal, and is charitably funded and employed.
3. A services requirement team provided by the Ministry of Defence and the Career Transition Partnership, to enable a holistic programme of support to service leavers.
To be able to access the Recovery Career Services, a soldier’s Personnel Recovery Officer must submit an application to the Army Transition Assessment Board which assesses eligibility for extra transition support.
Those not eligible for the Recovery Career Services will still receive a transition package, which will be provided by the Career Transition Partnership that all Service leavers are entitled to offering career advice, training and work placements.