FORCES Families Jobs is a brand new website specifically designed to support you in your hunt for a job or training.

It will feature roles from employers who are committed to supporting the service community and are actively recruiting forces family members like you. When you apply for a vacancy advertised on Forces Families Jobs, you can feel confident that you won’t be discriminated against because of a chequered CV or gaps in your employment history due to military life.

Why?
Last year, AFF published a report from the research project into spousal employment run in partnership with the University of Warwick; the creation of an employment platform was one of the key recommendations.

What will it deliver?
Our research found that although there are several excellent employment initiatives out there, many of you haven’t heard of them or don’t know where to find more information. The platform will deliver a ‘one-stop shop’ for any family members to access employment and training opportunities. Whether you’re looking for information about starting up your own business, help with writing a CV, preparing for an interview, training courses or careers fairs, Forces Families Jobs will be the place to go. You’ll be able to search for, and apply directly, for jobs live online and employers will be able to match your CV to roles they’re recruiting for.

So far
We’ve been collaborating with the other families federations to ensure that it’s going to be an effective tool for all forces families. We’ve also been working closely with DRM and other key organisations to develop the content and encourage companies that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to advertise their job opportunities on the site.

What next?
Forces Families Jobs launches this September, so keep an eye on social media @The_AFF and #forcesfamiliesjobs, talk to your local AFF co-ordinator or contact Laura at etam@aff.org.uk for updates.

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