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Personalised career support for hundreds of military spouses

With a week to go until the nation commemorates Remembrance Day, the programme marks an important milestone in the government’s ongoing commitment to supporting military families and making the armed forces a more modern and inclusive employer.

I've highlighted the irrelevant bit, and underlined the important bit.

Hundreds of families? There are tens of thousands of serving military and naval families.

2/10. See me.
 
We've bought access to a website, brilliant. Seems like a very expensive way to confirm that your average spouse can't have a decent career without living apart.
 

Joe_Private

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Hundreds of families? There are tens of thousands of serving military and naval families.

2/10. See me.
It's a pilot scheme.
We've bought access to a website, brilliant. Seems like a very expensive way to confirm that your average spouse can't have a decent career without living apart.
CTP are quite good at what they do, and thus far have done it exclusively for those leaving the forces, so your characterisation of simply buying access to a website is a bit wide of the mark.
 
It's a pilot scheme.

CTP are quite good at what they do, and thus far have done it exclusively for those leaving the forces, so your characterisation of simply buying access to a website is a bit wide of the mark.
The comment that most of my peers have made is that CTP is OK if you either don’t have a clue/plan or you know you want to be a plumber. Anything relating to starting business or moving into a profession, they’re dog toffee at. As for my characterisation, I bet it’s not that wide if the mark, MOD will have bought into an automated service with an absolute minimum of human/human interaction.
 
I've highlighted the irrelevant bit, and underlined the important bit.

Hundreds of families? There are tens of thousands of serving military and naval families.

2/10. See me.
And how is this scheme better than the age old QMs one of adding up every available square inch of building space to justify the employment of 'cleaners' from among the wives? (who actually worked as clerks in HQ Company and the company offices.)
 
And how is this scheme better than the age old QMs one of adding up every available square inch of building space to justify the employment of 'cleaners' from among the wives? (who actually worked as clerks in HQ Company and the company offices.)

Aye !! ...and many a household earned a useful income - saving the Military bagloads of money in the process !!
 
CTP are quite good at what they do,

Then I truly hope it has changed drastically since I left.

The best I could give it would be - Parts were adequate and other parts were crap.

Especially the rather rotund ( fat ******* ) who sent me a great opportunity for £9K a year ( It's fantastic, it comes with a free house )

Reply

I don't need a house and I don't get out of bed for £9K a year.

Please do not contact me again.
 
The comment that most of my peers have made is that CTP is OK if you either don’t have a clue/plan or you know you want to be a plumber. Anything relating to starting business or moving into a profession, they’re dog toffee at. As for my characterisation, I bet it’s not that wide if the mark, MOD will have bought into an automated service with an absolute minimum of human/human interaction.
moving in to a profession is probably beyond many non-specialised recruitment agencies... by virtue of moving in to a profession.

Having said that I know one or two who have started on the bottom rungs of 'professions' via CTP.

Is it for those who haven't got a clue? yes. Because they are the most important demographic of army leavers to help, and because I found that my 'plan' was a little off. Starting at the basics forced me to reconsider the 'facts' that I had up until then. Personally I found the workshop quite useful, I also attend the finances and housing briefs, despite already owning a house.

It didn't change my plan that much, but it did hone it.

Personally I can't complain too much about CTP. I sort of wasted my resettlement, I gathered some sparky quals, which I haven't extensively used except to re-wire my own house. However, I found that my possession of 18th Edn and inspection quals nudged me above at least one candidate in later interviews... so one of those 'every little helps' sort of things, and adding a recognised qual prove my extensive experience in that sort of thing.

To be honest, after treating my 22+ years in the mob as one long 'resettlement' training package, I didn't really need the 6 or 7 weeks at the end.

Something I have always tried to drum in to my underlings. One course for the Army, one for you. Spend your £175 per year, and pick wisely for your ELCs.
 
The comment that most of my peers have made is that CTP is OK if you either don’t have a clue/plan or you know you want to be a plumber. Anything relating to starting business or moving into a profession, they’re dog toffee at. As for my characterisation, I bet it’s not that wide if the mark, MOD will have bought into an automated service with an absolute minimum of human/human interaction.
I attended the Manchester Business School Advsnced Management Achievement course throughout CTP, along with management accounting courses. All about being a senior executive or running your own business. I e found my CTP careers advisor to be very useful.

It always riled me that although the Forces insisted on a patriarchal structure where wives have to follow the flag yet there was/is no recognition of their careers and aspirations. This is a step in the right direction.
 
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Then I truly hope it has changed drastically since I left.

The best I could give it would be - Parts were adequate and other parts were crap.

Especially the rather rotund ( fat ******* ) who sent me a great opportunity for £9K a year ( It's fantastic, it comes with a free house )

Reply

I don't need a house and I don't get out of bed for £9K a year.

Please do not contact me again.
It might depend on your cohort.

My first workshop was mixed ranks. It wasn't as good as the second which was aimed at SNCOs.

Perhaps CTP could improve by being more focused during the CTP phase but then you lose the depth and breadth of the folk attending. My second workshop had me sat next to a 37 year RAF bloke who had started as a AC and finished (I think) as a Sqn Ldr, a rather delightful Capt who was a trained nurse, heading back into the charity sector and a former civvie recruiter who was now an adjt or 2ic or something.
 
We've bought access to a website, brilliant. Seems like a very expensive way to confirm that your average spouse can't have a decent career without living apart.
This may change as the new model army takes shape. There seems to be an aspiration to reduce the mobility required through your career. There could be a requirement for movement/living apart for a training spot or an attachment but that should only be a one off (maybe twice) through the career and for two years a bite.
 
This may change as the new model army takes shape. There seems to be an aspiration to reduce the mobility required through your career. There could be a requirement for movement/living apart for a training spot or an attachment but that should only be a one off (maybe twice) through the career and for two years a bite.
And end of CEA as a 'right', especially for socially ambitious Army officers and their equally craven wives.
 
moving in to a profession is probably beyond many non-specialised recruitment agencies... by virtue of moving in to a profession.

Having said that I know one or two who have started on the bottom rungs of 'professions' via CTP.

Is it for those who haven't got a clue? yes. Because they are the most important demographic of army leavers to help, and because I found that my 'plan' was a little off. Starting at the basics forced me to reconsider the 'facts' that I had up until then. Personally I found the workshop quite useful, I also attend the finances and housing briefs, despite already owning a house.

It didn't change my plan that much, but it did hone it.

Personally I can't complain too much about CTP. I sort of wasted my resettlement, I gathered some sparky quals, which I haven't extensively used except to re-wire my own house. However, I found that my possession of 18th Edn and inspection quals nudged me above at least one candidate in later interviews... so one of those 'every little helps' sort of things, and adding a recognised qual prove my extensive experience in that sort of thing.

To be honest, after treating my 22+ years in the mob as one long 'resettlement' training package, I didn't really need the 6 or 7 weeks at the end.

Something I have always tried to drum in to my underlings. One course for the Army, one for you. Spend your £175 per year, and pick wisely for your ELCs.
I think my point was "CTP...woopty doo!!!". They aren't (probably not there fault) in the A List of any companies offering advice ie their involvement is nothing to boast about.
 
This may change as the new model army takes shape. There seems to be an aspiration to reduce the mobility required through your career. There could be a requirement for movement/living apart for a training spot or an attachment but that should only be a one off (maybe twice) through the career and for two years a bite.
We’ve been talking about that for years. RSignals tried it, but no one had spoken to rebasing. Just as a lot of people had bought houses there was a massive unit reshuffle. Note that no one thought of doing a capability reshuffle iot leave people in situ. It’s all noise and always will be noise backed up by twisted statistics.
 
We’ve been talking about that for years. RSignals tried it, but no one had spoken to rebasing. Just as a lot of people had bought houses there was a massive unit reshuffle. Note that no one thought of doing a capability reshuffle iot leave people in situ. It’s all noise and always will be noise backed up by twisted statistics.
Indeed, but with all the changes going on at the moment it may take a little while to get it sorted.


Plenty of folk have managed to get lost on the way out of Blandford Camp and spent an eternity there so it is possible.
 

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