Charity's backing for veteran employment mission

SaluteMyJob’s mission to help highly-motivated and skilled service leavers into work has been given a vital boost by backing from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s Greenwich Hospital Grant fund.

Managing director Brigadier Andrew Jackson welcomed the grant, which will support SaluteMyJob’s work to provide ex-military with the support they need to translate their myriad skills into those easily recognised by civilian companies and businesses. 

“The SaluteMyJob team are hugely grateful for the support of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity for its work to provide individual, targeted employment support to transitioning and former Service men and women. Our services are designed to add value to the MOD's Career Transition Partnership and the employment support provided by several military charities,” he said. 

“Employers are facing increasing skills gaps and SaluteMyJob is working hard to help former Service men and women re-align their military skills and experience to fill these business critical skills gaps.”

SaluteMyJob’s support for veterans includes free cyber-security courses, run in partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute, one to one careers advice, help to create a stand-out CV and online assessments to give ex-forces jobseekers the help they need to succeed.

Mandy Lindley, the charity’s Director of Relationships and Funding, said they recognised the move into civilian life could be a bumpy one, and that finding employment could play a major part in an easier transition. 

“We are very pleased to provide this grant to SaluteMyJob. We know how difficult the transition from service to civilian life can be for many Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans, and issues around employment are often a major part of this,” she said.

“SaluteMyJob’s employment assistance embodies the lifelong support aspect of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s vision, and helps to ensure that no former sailor or Marine is left behind in the job market.”