The Officers’ Association (OA) and the Forces Employment Charity (RFEA), have today announced they will be combining their employment capabilities to create a single charity, called Forces Employment Charity.
It will provide enhanced career support to all Service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families throughout the UK, whatever their circumstances, rank, length of service or reasons for leaving. Details of Forces Employment Charity may be found here.
VCHA Team Lead and former Lieutenant Colonel Guy Benson said: “The VCHA’s manifesto Standard Three says “the organisation supports the UK Armed Forces as an employer” so today’s announcement is certainly something to which we shall be playing close attention. We certainly welcome any initiative that strengthens career support to people leaving the Armed Forces community – those leaving, veterans, Reservists, and their families.”
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