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supporting ex-service personnel overcome barriers to employment.

Interserve has a long and proud tradition of working with our armed forces. The ‘Opportunities for All’ campaign now turns its attention to some of the work we do to support ex-service personnel.

Richard Walsh, Interserve’s Community Benefits & Armed Forces Engagement Manager, and former Royal engineer, discusses his role and the work Interserve is undertaking to support ex-service personnel.

Watch our video below to find out more.

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Download our infographicEx-service personnel often have many of the attributes and skills employers are looking for – discipline, leadership, perseverance. But a significant proportion of those who leave the armed forces struggle to reintegrate and move into employment.

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Capitalising on military talent CAPITALISING ON MILITARY TALENT

Business in the Community (BITC) has created a brochure titled 'capitalising on military talent' - a practical guide on why and how businesses can incorporate veterans into their resourcing strategies. This includes: 

INSPIRE: How to inspire and prepare veterans for civilian employment

HIRE: How to create a recruitment process that is accessible and friendly to veterans

GROW: How to create a supportive culture that helps veterans to develop and progress

Signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

As we pledge our support to current and former members of the Armed Forces, their families and reservists, by signing the official Armed Forces Covenant (see below), we will be looking at both the barriers and solutions to creating sustainable employment for former members of the armed forces.

Sign the armed forces covenantThe Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.

Sign the covenant today!

"We're proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. Many of our employees are ex-service personnel or reservists, and they play a key role in delivering the high quality facilities management and construction services to our customers around the world."

Bruce Melizan, Executive Director


The Ex-Forces Action Network (E-FAN) is a new initiative aiming to provide a unique and comprehensive service that will connect ex-forces personnel, who’ve had any contact with the Criminal Justice System, to a wide range of services tailored specially for those who have served in the British armed forces.

E-FAN is funded by the MOD’s new Covenant Grant Fund and forms part of the Government’s long-term commitment to supporting schemes under the Armed Forces Covenant, which is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served are treated fairly. Read more...

Soldiers to self­builders: Interserve joins forces with ex-­service personnelRecently, we have been working on a project in Plymouth that helps homeless ex-servicemen get back on their feet through building their own houses, while learning new skills and gaining qualifications.

The initiative – known as the ‘Nelson Project’ - was featured in Construction News and shows what can happen when business and ex-services personnel come together. Read more...

take action today

Interserve’s ‘Opportunities for All’ campaign focuses on how businesses can provide skills and employment opportunities to those that need them most. It looks at the ways in which we can:

  • Support people who have high barriers to employment 

  • Celebrate the good work taking place in communities around us, and 

  • Share ideas that inspire action to make a real difference.

Find out more about the role you can to support ex-service personnel overcome barriers to employment. Explore how you can create better 'opportunities for all' or share your story with #oppsforall.

Get in touch if you have questions about how you can get involved.

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