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CTP Assist


What is CTP Assist?

CTP Assist is a programme that supports some military personnel who are deemed to have the most significant barriers into employment and are being medically discharged. All our referrals come via the Chain of Command. Once referred the support from CTP assist can be available for up to 2 years post discharge should the client need it.

Who is eligible for CTP Assist?

Service Personnel who face significant barriers to employment due to their medical condition and are being medically discharged. Clients are referred into CTP Assist by single Service authorities on the advice of the chain of command, which identifies individuals who need specialist employment support.

What if the chain of command has not referred someone who requires CTP Assist Support?

Referrals are a Chain of Command decision. Individual circumstances can change and we rely on the chain of command having full visibility of the circumstances of medically discharging service personnel under their care.

If a potential need has not been recognised, and your Career Consultant informs us of the significant barriers via a transfer request, then we will aim to put the individual case to the Chain of Command through the relevant single Service authorities and ask that a review be made on behalf of the individual. However, we still must respect the decision of the Chain of Command, so the transfer is not guaranteed. However, you would still continue to get the full support of CTP and your Career Consultant.

How long does CTP Assist support last for?

From the point of referral prior to discharge until two years after discharge. Thereafter, alternative support will be available from our charity partner RFEA – The Forces Employment Association.

How will support be delivered? Can I take part from home?

Support is primarily delivered through the CTP online tools and from our Specialist Employment Consultants (SECs) who are based at regional Personnel Recovery Units (PRU’s) and working remotely. We have tools such as MS Teams for face to face video calls, as well as access to mobile, text and email. We may also be able to meet you Face to Face in the PRU’s.

Support is designed to be flexible and takes into account the realities and practical consideration of individual client circumstances.

You will also have access to Recovery Transition Workshops and a CTW+ which can be booked via your Chain of Command.

Alternatively to a CTW+, you can book onto a CTW.

What about my Service partner/spouse?

The MOD has processes to consider the transfer of resettlement entitlements.

Additionally, The Partner Career Support Programme (PCSP) provides bespoke professional career support to Service partners or spouses. This programme is a trial that will be fully evaluated to see whether it can be rolled out substantively. The aim of the programme is for Service partners or spouses to understand their own career path options. Another crucial aim is to increase confidence in the ability of Service partners or spouses to progress along their desired career path. The Programme is delivered by the Career Transition Partnership on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

What sort of activities are involved?

Participants in the programme will benefit from a range of support activities, typically:

  • Bespoke advice and guidance through personal and tailored support from an SEC
  • Access to a Personal Resettlement Plan to keep track of progress
  • Access to a host of online self-assessments, videos and guides
  • CV advice, guidance and numerous online tools and videos
  • A wide range of online resources, events., industry insights, visits and briefings
  • Employment fairs and Virtual Employment Events
  • Opportunities to undertake Civilian work attachments and/or Taster Visits
  • Extensive signposting services e.g. for additional support and training
  • Access to single Service welfare services
  • Resources provided by DWP