The Ministry of Defence and Department for Work and Pensions recently issued a letter to organisations encouraging them to tap into the skills sets of Armed Forces leavers to help build a diverse workforce positioned for success while navigating economic recovery.
The MOD and the Department for Work and Pensions is keen to raise awareness of the tools that employers can access to in order to build relationships with Armed Forces leavers. Businesses that need talent are being encouraged to register with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), the MoD’s official provider, and the only organisation who can provide access to the entire Service leaver candidate pool, at no cost to you.
By registering with CTP, employers gain access to a range of services including CTP RightJob (a unique, no cost, online jobs board exclusively for service leavers and veterans) to advertise job vacancies, attend employment fairs and other virtual events.
The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has snubbed calls to support thousands of small businesses in England on the brink of collapse that would have benefited from financial help in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to an all-party group of MPs.
Hairdressers, cleaners and people who started self-employment before the pandemic hit are amongmore than 1 million workers who have missed out on government support in England, the Treasury select committee said.
This contrasts with efforts made in all the other countries of the UK to fill in the gaps left by the furlough scheme and the self-employment income support scheme, which only applies to those who have registered as self-employed since April 2018.
In a letter to Sunak highlighting the committee’s growing frustration with the Treasury’s stance, the committee’s chair, Mel Stride, called on the chancellor to adopt measures the MPs set out in a report published in the summer