Friday 3rd January 2020
New year, new job? Visit the ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ) for free access to employment and training opportunities to families in the UK’s Armed Forces.
Finding forces-friendly employment in the New Year
Apply for jobs with companies and organisations who are ‘Forces family’ friendly – who understand the unique challenges that come with being a family member in the Armed Forces. Use this free-to-use website with confidence knowing that employers advertising their job vacancies have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, or are able to demonstrate their commitment to the Armed Forces. There are already thousands of vacancies on the site, with more being added all the time from companies such as Santander, Amazon UK and Royal Mail.
Families can search directly for live jobs online, as well as upload their CV and register for regular updates. There is also the option for employers to be able to match submitted CVs to the roles they are recruiting for, both in the UK and overseas.
Find training and career support
FFJ is also the place to go for training on how to write a CV, preparing for an interview, business start-up programmes, volunteering roles, funding towards training, career events or insight days. All offered by well-known service charities and or organisations willing to support through training.
Who is eligible to use the site?
- Spouses and partners of currently serving and reserve personnel, and adult children (aged 18-25).
- Spouses and partners of service personnel who have left the Armed Forces within the last 12 months, and adult children (aged 18-25).
- Bereaved spouses and partners for up to two years post service, and adult children (aged 18-25).