Making a difference - improving people's prospects

We serve every community in the country. That’s a lot of opportunities to give something back.  We're helping people to find long-term employment via two programmes, Adult Work Placement and Transition Force.

Adult Work Placement – helping people to get back into work

1T5A9309 cropOur adult work placement scheme is aimed at people who’ve been out of work for a while. We’ve designed it to help them build their confidence through customer experience and working with others. 

How does it work?

Run by Openreach volunteers, people can work alongside our operational teams and learn what employers want from them. Taking part in the programme also gives them more visibility with prospective employers. And they can add the fact that they’ve been part of an accredited programme with an industry-recognised company to their CVs.

If you’re interested in taking part please contact Wayne Chorley.

Transition Force – doing our bit for people who’ve served their country

17565 Transition force 523x332 (2)People leaving our armed forces can sometimes struggle to find work in the civilian sector. At Openreach we understand how important it is that British industry doesn’t lose this huge pool of talent. Transition Force supports armed forces personnel, veterans and their families, easing their transition back to civilian life.

How does it work?

Transition Force seeks to achieve a positive employment outcome for each individual by providing support through career workshops and "Buddy" volunteer mentors who give advice and guidance.   It's about helping them to find the role, company, and industry that's right for them. 

Leaving the armed forces?

See how Transition Force can help to ease you back into "Civvy Street".

Sign up to attend a career workshop.

Find a buddy mentor.

Participant feedback

"Priceless help with CVs and interview techniques."

"The team have a clear "want to help" attitude toward us service leavers."

"Of all the sessions I've attended, this was by far the best."

"I came away with a greater understanding of what I need to do and what to expect when I leave the forces."

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