U.K. Career Transition Partnership

Integrating & Including

  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Serving those who served queen & country

Every year, around 14,000 men and women leave active duty in the U.K.’s Royal Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines. They have skills, but not always certifications. They’ve traveled the world, but lack business connections. And they have the drive and leadership qualities that employers crave—but often lack the context to convey this effectively on a CV or in an interview. Over the last two decades, ManpowerGroup’s Career Transition Partnership has helped more than 240,000 U.K. veterans find sustainable employment.

“Our focus is to make sure that Service personnel transition successfully from a military career where they receive world-class training to a civilian one where they can add real value to society because we have good quality people with developed skills that can really benefit industry.” — Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Chief of Defence People, MOD
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Learnability / lurn-uh-bil-ĭ-tee /

The desire and ability to quickly grow and adapt one’s skill set to remain employable throughout their working life.

In partnership with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), ManpowerGroup’s Career Transition Partnership (CTP) helps Service leavers build the skills and networks they need to successfully transition to civilian work. Through programs like job fairs, workshops, vocational training and live online networking events, we’ve placed 93% of all participants within six months of leaving the service.

Employment Rates in the U.K.

  • 75%
    U.K. Population without CTP
  • 84%
    Service Leavers using CTP
“Before the CTP workshop, I had never put together a CV before so I was nervous. The workshops gave me the knowledge and confidence that I could leave the military and succeed in the civilian world...” — Ex-RAF Senior Aircraftsman Jonathan Cheeseman, now Resourcing and Talent Development Manager with Colas Ltd.

The gold standard for serving veterans.

The CTP is now expanding its successful approach to include military spouses and unemployed reservists. And in 2017, ManpowerGroup received a Gold Award as part of the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme—the highest honor available, and issued to just 33 employers this year.

“We’ve been working closely with the CTP for a number of years, and they have a great understanding of our recruitment needs, particularly for our engineering roles. The CTP provides highly skilled and motivated candidates. The business case for this strategy is clear: Armed Forces people stay longer, are more likely to be promoted, and have high productivity rates.” — Clive Selley, Chief Executive, Openreach
  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
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