Q. Can I use your services?
A. As long as you have served at least 1 day in any of the three British Armed Services you can use our job finding services. This may be subject to a reference from your last employer.
Q. I left the Forces years ago and can’t find my Discharge Book can you still help me?
A. Yes, if you can provide your Service Number, date of enlistment and discharge, we can assist you.
Q. Can you provide funds for me to retrain?
A. No, but we can give you appropriate advice and contacts for potential funding, depending on your circumstances
Q. How long can I use the job finding service for?
A. As part of the Career Transition Partnership, we are available to assist you for up to 2 years after your discharge. Furthermore, under our charitable arrangements, we are available to continue doing so for the rest of your working life. However, once you have found suitable employment and you need no further job finding assistance from us your record will be made “Settled”. This means that although your details will still be stored on our database, we will no longer contact you with job opportunities and, if you have been given a login password to the RightJob job-board on the CTP website, it will no longer work. We hasten to add, however, that if at any time you find yourself out of work, for whatever reason, you can re-register for job finding support from the RFEA.
Q. What if I do not have an email address?
A. Ideally you should have an email address as this enables you to use our on-line job finding services. You could always set up a web based email address and access the site using facilities in your local library or internet café. However, if all else fails, your RFEA Employment Consultant may be able to inform you by Post or telephone of suitable vacancies.
Q. Can you give me any help in compiling a CV?
A. Yes. Once registered, your Employment Consultant will be able to give you guidance in compiling a CV and covering letters.
Q. What if I have health issues that get in the way of me taking certain jobs, can you still help?
A. Yes. We can help you to register with other organisations such as Remploy and the Services Personnel and Veterans Agency for additional support.
Q. I don’t have transport to visit your office, can you still help me?
A. Yes. We can arrange to meet somewhere such as the Job Centre nearest to where you live, or register you interactively via the CTP website and give you a password to view live vacancies online.
Q. What if I was discharged under "Service no longer required"; received an Admin discharge or spent time in MCTC Colchester?
A. Please be frank in your application and we will consider your request