Employment, education and skills

The armed forces community has healthy relationships and are integrated into our communities.

We want to support our communities to achieve their ambitions, aspirations and get the support they need.  You can find out what education, training and volunteering options are available to help you get started. 

Education

British Forces Resettlement Services

The British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) is a social enterprise created to help the armed forces community with their transition into civilian life. It is open to service leavers, reserve forces, veterans, civilian MOD employees, as well as partners and families.

You can take a look at the training courses they have to offer.    

Career Transitions Partnership 

Offer courses tailored to service leavers which are excellent value for money and are Ministry of Defence approved.  You can find out the training course are available.  

LifeWorks

LifeWorks is a fully funded five day course provided by the Royal British Legion Industries. It equips ex-armed forces personnel with the tools to get into and maintain a civilian job that's right for them.

Find out more about LifeWorks online or contact 0800 319 6844.

Regular Forces Employment Agency - the forces employment charity

The Regular Forces Employment Agency (RFEA) employment charity helps service leavers and ex-armed forces personnel find and remain in appropriate, rewarding employment for the rest of their working lives. 

Find out more about the RFEA forces employment charity online. 

The Warrior Programme

The Warrior Programme is a three day motivation and training programme with 12 months structured support and signposting.

The Warrior Programme runs residential programmes for veterans and adult family members of veterans.

The three day coaching programme provides participants with practical, effective tools, techniques and coaching strategies to improve performance and motivation and overcome issues. 

Find out more about the Warrior Programme online or call 0560 204 3180.

UCAS - attending university

UCAS offer the armed forces community advice when looking to apply for higher education including service children, veterans and service leavers. Find out more about UCAS.

University support - the Naval Families Federation

The Naval Families Federation have published advice and aims to support more young people from serving families into higher education. Find out about the Naval Families Federation

Employment

Barnsley Council

We support our armed forces community and want them to achieve their aspirations.

The variety of roles on offer is immense, and so is the difference each one of us makes to the communities we serve. View our current jobs and opportunities.

British Forces Resettlement Services

The British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) is a social enterprise created to help the armed forces community with their transition into civilian life. It is open to service leavers, reserve forces, veterans, civilian MOD employees, as well as partners and families.

The BFRS hold career events throughout the UK which bring the armed forces community together with employers, training providers and support services.

Find out about the jobs and courses they have available online or you can call 0116 254 5477 for help.

Career Transition Partnership

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is the Ministry of Defence working with Right Management. Leavers from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or the Royal Marines at any rank can benefit from resettlement support, career transition advice and training opportunities.

CTP is the official provider of armed forces resettlement and ex-servicemen and women can be entitled to support from the CTP for up to two years post discharge.

Jobcentre Plus

All former service personnel have access to the full range of Jobcentre Plus services.

A person who has served in the armed forces for any time within the last three years can be considered for early access to the work programme. 

Find out more about Jobcentre Plus services or contact 0800 055 6688. 

NHS

The NHS support the Armed Forces community to secure jobs within the NHS, find out more about how the NHS can support you.

Find out more about employing reservists and key facts on employing reservists in the NHS.

Regular Forces Employment Association 

Providing ex-forces jobs and career advice. They have thousands of job opportunities from employers who value ex military recruitment. You can take a look at their ex-forces jobs and career advice.   

They also have a families programme to provide advice and guidance for civilian spouses and partners of serving armed forces and ex-service personnel, to help them into employment.  

South Yorkshire Police 

As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, South Yorkshire Police pledged to support the employment of veterans of all ages. You can take a look at South Yorkshire Police's current vacancies.   

Walking with the Wounded

Supporting those who have served in the armed forces and their families and providing veterans with independence through employment. Find out more about how Walking with the Wounded can help you gain employment.

Volunteering

Volunteering with us has lots of benefits and can help you to:

  • gain confidence and build relationships
  • meet new people and become part of a community
  • make a difference to people, communities and society
  • become part of the community
  • learn new skills and take on new challenges

Find out more about our current volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer with an armed forces charity

You can volunteer at a range of armed forces charities including: