Early Service Leavers

We provide resettlement support for Early Service Leavers (ESL) who leave the forces in the first four years, or leave compulsorily.

If you have been discharged from the Armed Forces; either at your own request, before completing an initial four years of service; or compulsorily, you are an Early Service Leaver (ESL). Individuals become Early Service Leavers for many reasons, but no matter what the reason, RFEA is here to support you. We have been supporting Early Service Leavers since 2007.

You should be informed about the support available to you by your Unit Briefing Officer during the discharge process. The next step is to fill out a registration form. Military staff will forward your registration details over to the CTP Future Horizons team and they will either meet with you face-to-face for a discussion (if you are based close to one of our hubs) or give you a call as soon as you are discharged to discuss how they can best support you.  If you have not been informed about Future Horizons, or need help with this process please call our Central Support Team on 0121 262 3058.

The FHP Employment Advisor based in the area in which you wish to settle will work closely with you to give you:

  • Support and advice around career choices;
  • Researching the job market;
  • Job matching;
  • Training advice;
  • Helping you to develop your CV and interview techniques;
  • Expert industry knowledge and updates.

In addition, we can put you in touch with other military charities and organisations who can support you if you need support with wider issues.

Register here for support or contact us on 0121 262 3058 and speak to one of our experienced advisors.