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University of Wolverhampton backs Forces Families Jobs website

The University of Wolverhampton has backed a brand new 'one-stop-shop' website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ). The University of Wolverhampton, has partnered with the tri-service family federations, and several key sponsors ranging from service charities to commercial organisations to support the roll-out of the new web-portal which provides free access to employment and training opportunities to families in the UK's Armed Forces.

The new FFJ website bridges a gap between employers and the service community and offers access to a range of employment and training opportunities of which SUH forms a key part of alongside programmes offered by well known service charities and organistions which provide services families with interview preparation techniques, CV writing, business mentoring and funding opportunities.

Sarah Walker, SUH Project Manager and Armed Forces Champion said:

"The Forces Families Jobs platform is a vital resource for serving families to access employment and training opportunities. As the website grows it will fill a much-needed gap for career information, advice and guidance, specifically tailored to meet the needs of modern Armed Forces families. It is especially pleasing that this project is a collaborative effort joining all three services Army, Navy and RAF and we wish the tri-service families federations all the very best success."

Speaking at the official launch held at the House of Lords Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, said:

"We know that being a military family member often means moving regularly, creating gaps in CVs and frequent job changes.
"This website will provide a one-stop-shop and a forces-friendly facility that will help support service families in accessing job and training opportunities."

The University of Wolverhampton delivers the award winning 'Supporting the Unsung Hero' (SUH) Free, Business Start-Up programme which has been in high demand by service families since its launch in 2013. Now in its sixth year the programme has helped more than 800 spouses of Armed Forces serving/reservist personnel and veterans realise their ambition and start-up their business and is one of the first 200 employers and training providers to sign-up to Forces Families Jobs.

For more information about the university of Wolverhampton's 'Supporting the Unsung Hero Programme' contact the team:
Telephone: 01902 322 760
Email: suh@wlv.ac.uk
Website: wlv.ac.uk/supportingtheunsunghero

To learn more about Forces Families Jobs visit forcesfamiliesjobs.co.uk or help@forcesfamiliesjobs.co.uk.