The transition from employment in the Armed Forces to civilian employment is one which most Service leavers make successfully. For a significant proportion though, it can be a challenge and issues associated with skills transferability and translation, employers’ attitudes and personal identity can present barriers to securing sustainable and fulfilling employment. Transition also impacts on the employment and careers of spouses and partners, particularly if there is a relocation involved. The result is that employers are missing out on valuable skills and experience, and individuals are experiencing a loss of sense of purpose, with the knock-on effects on health and wellbeing, relationships and personal finances, all at considerable cost to society.

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