We are delighted to award RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity a funding boost of £267,000 to continue supporting its Ex-Forces Programme.
RFEA provides life-long support, jobs and training opportunities for veterans and reservists seeking rewarding careers in the civilian world.
The unique Ex-Forces Programme is available to all service leavers, reservists and veterans, irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service or reason for leaving and offers regionally based, comprehensive career advice and job opportunities.
Alistair Halliday, RFEA’s Chief Executive, adds: “The Ex-Forces Programme is there for all veterans and reservists who need help to find work once they have left the Armed Forces. This means that later in life, if veterans face redundancy, underemployment, or difficulties fitting into a new work culture, we can help them. Our programme provides an essential safety net beyond transition from the Armed Forces and we are so grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for the continued support we have received to enable RFEA to carry out this essential work.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity adds: “Meaningful employment plays a major role in ensuring veterans and their immediate families can live a life of independence and dignity and we see RFEA’s Ex-Forces Programme as playing a vital part in helping them achieve that. We are delighted to be able to contribute to such a worthwhile initiative that reaches so many.”