We can help you return to education and employment after your service in the Armed Forces, working across a range of partner organisations to signpost you to the people that can help.

Royal British Legion

Exceptional support to return to civilian life, re-train, secure a new vocation and more.
For more information please visit www.britishlegion.org.uk

Careers Wales

If you want to get back into work, training or education, this is your first stop! It can help you with careers advice, pathways into your dream vocation and more.
For more information please visit www.careerswales.com

Jobcentre Plus

Your local job centre will also be able to signpost you to training and advice so you can secure qualifications and a step towards your new vocation. 
For more information please visit www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

Council opportunities

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council offers a range of work experiences and opportunities. This includes the Graduate scheme to find the managers of the future and the new apprenticeship scheme, as well as arrange of work experience and placement options. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council supports the Armed Forces Employment Pathway and offers work experience opportunities to those with both an interest in working for the Council and joining the Reserve or Regular forces. We also actively encourage applications from the Armed Forces Community as we recognise the vast array of  transferrable skills and experience that service leavers and veterans have acquired during their military service.

For more information please visit the Training and Development Section

Adult Education

Promotes learning in the community and can help you gain new skills and qualifications, such as IT, or develop hobbies.
For more information please visit the Adult Education Section

RCT’s new HMF Education Support Service 

The HMF Education Support Service provides support to children who have a parent in the armed forces.  They work alongside schools and provide direct support to Service families within Rhondda Cynon Taf Primary and Secondary Schools.
For more information contact
Caroline Elder – HMF Primary Education Support Officer caroline.elder@rctcbc.gov.uk01443 744298 or Jason Hurford – HMF Secondary Education Support Officer jason.hurford@rctcbc.gov.uk  01443 744298 

E-cycle

E-Cycle Limited started trading in September 2013, after the acquisition of the assets and intellectual property of the former Remploy Ecycle business. As a result, vulnerable people continue to enjoy the benefits of working and contributing to the company’s continued success. 90% of the persons E-Cycle employs have a disability, and they employ a number of disabled veterans.  
For more information please visit - http://www.ecyclegroup.co.uk/

Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory has become a specialist employability charity for disabled veterans – helping them to find work with civilian companies throughout the UK.  The Poppy Factory’s strategy is to become the employability provider of choice for wounded, injured and sick ex-Forces clients seeking work and also for employers who can offer life-changing jobs. For more information please visit - http://www.poppyfactory.org/

Communities First 

Communties First is the Welsh Government's Community Focused Tackling Poverty Programme.  Communities First works across eight areas in Rhondda Cynon Taf, called Clusters.  Within these clusters, Communities First Teams work with residents, community organisations and other key agencies in order to improve the living conditions and prospects for people in the most disadvantaged communities across Wales. This includes regular programmes to help the un-employed back into work. These are all free to access.
For more information please visit the Communities First information

University of South Wales Recognition of Prior Learning

The groundbreaking scheme (funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Grant Scheme) helps ex-forces personnel who have served in the last 10-15 years to gain higher education credits by placing a value on the knowledge, skills and experience they achieved while serving or since leaving service. This academic credit can be used to study a higher education course at the University of South Wales.
For more information please visit: http://www.southwales.ac.uk/study/apply/whats-your-armed-forces-experience-worth/

Supporting Service Children in Education Wales project

Their mission is to provide the best possible educational support to children, by ensuring education professionals understand the issues Service children in Wales may face. The first ever Supporting Service Children in Education Cymru: Guide for Schools and parents and was launched in 2015.
For more information please visit: http://www.sscecymru.co.uk/home/

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