Disabled/Long-term injured employment opportunities...

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Nick78, Nov 7, 2009.

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  1. Readers of this forum may be interested to hear about a new organisation called "Soldier on!"

    We have sadly reached a time where the amount of service personnel who
    have acquired some form of disability or long-term injury, as a result of time spent within the Armed Forces now far outweighs the number of non-operational roles individuals would traditionaly be offered, should they stay with their regiments. We have also spoken to individuals whose desire to stay has often been born out a total fear of what else is available and this we are hoping to address.

    A lot of people are currently looking at this situation and asking
    questions about The Veteran's Minister's Welfare Pathway, which could potentialy see an amount of individuals leaving the services with disabilities or long-term injuries. With the wave of public support behind the military, with what they as individuals have achieved for all of us it would be un-thinkable to simply allow these servicemen and women to just leave, and thus we founded "Soldier on!" which is a specialist recruitment initiative to help this group of servicemen and women to
    find alternative, civilian employment. We offer the following:

    1) CV writing, interview training and sector knowledge seminars.
    2) Work experience for those who need something non-military on their CV, before aiming for permanent placements.
    3) Permanent placements for those who we can find careers for immediately. (traded individuals etc)
    4) In the case of an individual who is on long-term rehabilitation and will
    eventualy return to full active duty we offer to find internships and
    placements with civilian companies to fit in with their rehabilitation
    schedules. This will also be beneficial in the future when the individual retires as they will have some form of commercial experience on their CV

    This service is offered to ALL ranks, ALL branches of the Armed Forces and to veterans as well as service leavers. It is completely free for our candidates.

    "Soldier on!" is part of a network of ex-military headhunters who are already committed to helping any service leaver or veteran find employment. We are therefore most happy to be contacted by any service leaver.

    Our website will be fully active within the next week but our contact details can already be found on www.soldieron.org.uk
     
  2. I am still serving after losing my leg on Opertations so i will add my bit to this:

    But firstly before i do, Is this approved by the COC? i know 95% of all soldiers that have been injuried on Operations and all but 2 have not been MD. How long this will continue no-ones knows:

    ) CV writing, interview training and sector knowledge seminars.

    This is already covered in great depth, even if a Soldiers was to become MD he will gain access to CTW.


    ) Work experience for those who need something non-military on their CV, before aiming for permanent placements.

    Unless you have alot of contacts and available placements you will lose credability,

    3) Permanent placements for those who we can find careers for immediately. (traded individuals etc)

    Again, its ok saying you are going to offer placements, but unless you have a 'network' of available companys and trades you won't get very far. Also you have to think of the expectation managment- imagine after telling a Soldier you can sort a placement out for him then letting him down because you are not established enough.

    4) In the case of an individual who is on long-term rehabilitation and will
    eventualy return to full active duty we offer to find internships and
    placements with civilian companies to fit in with their rehabilitation
    schedules. This will also be beneficial in the future when the individual retires as they will have some form of commercial experience on their CV


    When a Soldier undertakes long-term rehab, they are between DMRC HC and sick leave, you are on sick leave for a reason- to recover. If you are saying you are going to offer placements in between i think you will come unstuck- Who is going to get and pay for OT to visit the place of work?, who will be responsible for him whilst he is there?, What happens if his injurys become worse due to the work he undertook?, and also why the fcuk would a Soldier recovering from wounds sustained fighting the enemy would want to spend time working for a civvy company??.

    I thankyou for wanting to help but i think you need to rethink your approach, your idea can-not be linked into a Soldiers rehab plan.