Employment options for those who are wounded, injured or have a medical condition in Northern Ireland

If you are wounded, injured, or have a medical condition that makes it difficult to find sustainable employment, there is support available.

The Government offers support and guidance to disabled people looking for work, and there are a number of schemes available. You can also get support through:

  • The Access to Work scheme that provides practical support with interviews, through special aids and equipment or help staying in employment through adaptations and support workers.
  • The Disability Employment Service that helps disabled people find and keep a job, and provides further support to employers who recruit people with health issues or disabilities.
  • Workable, a range of in-work support to enable people with disabilities obtain or retain employment.

Who else can help?

There are organisations that can give you practical support and financial assistance to help you learn new skills and find a job.

Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

If you are in your final two years of service or were discharged within the last two years, CTP can offer support with finding employment and settling into civilian life.

They can assist with CV writing, developing interview skills and expert help when applying for jobs.

Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory is one of the UK's leading employment charities for ex-Service men and women dealing with disabilities and health conditions. Its 'Getting You Back to Work' service works with veterans with disabilities and employers across the country to create good job matches. Visit the Poppy Factory website for more information.

The Forces Employment Charity (RFEA)

RFEA specialises in employment support for veterans, including those who may be wounded or disabled. Their job finding service offers sustainable roles that provide meaningful work for veterans of all backgrounds. Visit the RFEA website for further information.

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