Military Work Placement Scheme

Our work with the Military aims to provide a specific route into the logistics sector for ex-Armed Forces personnel.  It addresses two problems:

a) The sector has a requirement for skilled labour, particularly to fill acute driver shortages

b) Skilled labour exists within the Armed Forces but does not or cannot transition effectively into civilian job roles. It is this market failure we seek to address.

We know that of the 25,000 Apprenticeships awarded in the sector between August 2004 and July 2011, 12,000 were to Apprentices in the Armed Forces.

Our Military Work Placement Scheme (MWPS) supports transition into the sector by providing service leavers, who already possess formal qualifications and relevant military experience, with sector work experience, on-the-job training, a guaranteed interview and feedback which will better equip them for a career in the civilian world.

Attracting talent to the sector through the MWPS has been hugely successful.  So far, almost 1,000 service leavers have gained invaluable ‘on-the-job’ experience, with more than 330 candidates receiving job offers and over 150 gaining employment as a result of their placement.

To see if there is a military programme currently running in your region, or to register your interest, please contact [email protected]


Case studies

Case studies from previous programmes can be downloaded below