Alistair Halliday, CEO of the Forces Employment Charity, unveils the new charity

Monday 24th October 2022

Following the announcement earlier in the year that two of the most respected Military charities in the country would combine, RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity and the Officers’ Association have now officially launched as a new single entity, the Forces Employment Charity.

Launch event for Forces Employment Charity

Marked by a launch event at Drapers’ Hall in London, the unveiling of the combined charity marks an exciting turning point for the Forces Employment Charity as it bolsters its offering, which now spans 14 specialist programmes, to provide greater levels of employment support to the Military community.

Programmes include:

  • CTP Future Horizons – supporting Early Service Leavers
  • CTP Assist – supporting wounded injured and sick Service leavers
  • Employer Engagement Team – supporting 9,500 employers
  • Executive Services – for those with potential for senior management
  • Ex-Forces Employment Support and Specialist Vocational Advisors for vulnerable veterans
  • Project Nova and Regroup for veterans in Criminal Justice System and their partners
  • Forces for London – supporting unemployed veterans in London
  • Families Employment programme – supporting partners (including widows) of serving and retired Armed Forces
  • Military Women programme – supporting female veterans
  • TechVets – supporting veterans into the tech/cyber industry
  • EM3 – supporting veterans, partners and Service children in M3 area
  • Afghans into Employment – supporting Afghans with a Defence connection

Speaking at the launch event, Alistair Halliday, Chief Executive of the Forces Employment Charity, said:

“We know that there are many veterans who transition very easily and go straight into rewarding civilian jobs. There are others, however, who are more vulnerable and need more tailored support, and we have a number of programmes to support their needs, all the way through their working lives. From early Service leavers, to those who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System, no matter what rank or rate, or reasons for leaving, we support everyone with our work, which is life changing and can also be life saving.”

Last year the charity supported over 21,000 ex-Forces and their families and created more than 97,000 job opportunities specifically suited to their skills and attributes.

The purpose of Forces Employment Charity

The Forces Employment Charity exists to provide life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to Service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families, irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving. Founded in 1885 and operating across the UK, the Forces Employment Charity has the specialist knowledge and understanding to bridge the gap between military life and civilian employment. It works in partnership with other organisations and employers who, like the Forces Employment Charity, respect and value the unique qualities and abilities of all those who have served.

Visit the Forces Employment Charity website for more information.


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Story image: Alistair Halliday, CEO of the Forces Employment Charity, unveils the new charity ©Forces Employment Charity

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