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CTP Offer to Reservists

Welcome to the Career Transition Partnership’s programme of support for unemployed Reservists. Here is a summary of the services and resources that are available to you during the trial.

Career Consultant Interview

A one-to-one career guidance session, with advice and information on:

  • Self-analysis
  • Feedback and advice on developing and tailoring a CV and application forms
  • Help with developing a Personal Employment Plan(PEP) including an Action Plan (see below)
  • Networking and social media
  • Job search skills
  • Job applications
  • Interview techniques
  • Signposting to further sources of information, including the Army Skills Offer regarding payment for civilian accreditation of specific military training courses

The above will be delivered via face-to-face, email, telephone or video conferencing, depending on your needs and situation.


Development of a Personal Employment Plan (PEP)

  • The PEP records goals and actions, skills acquisition, barriers, contacts and milestone dates
  • It allows you to record your own action plan aimed at gaining employment

Online resources

The CTP website provides eligible Reservists with an extensive menu of information on all aspects of job search. Key elements of the CTP website include:

  • Resettlement Guides on all aspects of career transition, with links to other sources of information
  • “Focus” monthly e-newsletter - latest news from CTP including employer recruitment programmes, new events and courses
  • Links to useful websites
  • Job finding information including:
    - Employer Directory – employer micro sites with information and job opportunities
    - Employment events calendar with online booking facility
    - Industry Sector Guides covering 20 different industries
    - Regional Employment Bulletins

Access to myPlan

myPlan is the personalised area of CTP website, which includes:

  • Career Assessment Activities:
    - Values & Drivers o Interests, skills and strengths
    - Thought-Provoking Statements
    - Strengths Analysis
  • CV Builder - create and edit a CV in 4 easy stages, with tips, hints and formatting tools
  • Plotr – interactive career guidance tool
  • Interview simulator – allowing you to practise answering questions prior to an interview
  • CTP Video Library – over 500 video clips featuring employers talking about what makes a successful job search, from CVs to networking to interviews

Enhancement seminars

Reservists will have access to a range of webinars to enhance existing knowledge and skills, or develop new skills to assist with their move to a new career. These will include:

  • Networking - introduction to LinkedIn and Social media
  • Interview Techniques
  • CV development

Business Start Up Support

  • Access to Cobra on line research facility for starting a business – available through myPlan
  • Referral to X-Forces for mentoring and assistance with applying for a business loan

Other resources

A Job Finding Workbook with information and guidance on CV writing, networking, applying for jobs, and interview techniques.


Job Finding Support

  • Access to RightJob, a job board developed for the CTP, to search and apply for vacancies provided by employers who value the skills and experience that military service develops

Employment Events

A comprehensive programme of employment events is scheduled throughout the year and across the whole of the UK. These include:

  • Regional Employment fairs, held at large external venues, with circa 60 stands manned by employers, employer organisations, and support agencies, and capable of accommodating up to 500 attendees
  • Company open days – held at an employer’s venue, involving presentations and a tour for invited Reservists
  • Live chat events with employers on the Employer Directory on the CTP website