Working with service leavers, past, present and future.
From one day to a full service, redundancy, medical or voluntary discharge, we aim to support all ex-military personnel to make the transition from service to civilian life.
Working with a Hire a Hero Career Coach gives ex-military personnel an individual point of contact on the other side of the fence as well as regular and reliant support.
The time moving between military and civilian life can raise a number of issues for members of the armed forces. This can lead to uncertainty, vulnerability and beginning on a downward spiral.
Becoming a Career Coach with Hire a Hero means that you are an important and integral part of preventing this downward spiral for the ex-military personnel you support.
The relationship is on-going and is only closed when the service leaver is fully settled in civilian life.
Volunteering as a Career Coach is one of the most rewarding ways to get involved with us. You have a direct impact on making the transition from service to civilian life a positive experience for those who have served.
As a Career Coach you will be required to provide support to a maximum of two service leavers and veterans at any one time.
You will be able to provide individual, tailored support to service leavers by using your own skills, knowledge, network and civilian life experience to offer valuable advice and guidance to ex-military personnel in their transition period.
Many Career Coaches have a military background and their own transition story to share but those with a civilian background have a lot to offer in terms of civilian insight and networks. You probably have more to offer than you think!
Civilian experience is just as important in helping service leavers to adapt to life and employment on Civvy Street.
To join the Hire a Hero team as a Career Coach you are required to attend a one day training session at either our head office in Mamhilad or in London where you will receive all the necessary training needed to effectively support service leavers transitioning.
Career Coaches are carefully paired with a service leaver or veteran dependant on a number of factors to ensure the best match which will in turn benefit both the service leaver and the mentor.
Hire a Hero offers support to all those who have served, past, present and future and will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Our Career Coaching Scheme can also be undertaken over the phone, via email or through Skype depending on the needs of the service leaver.
Donations, funds raised and kind support of office space for Hire a Hero directly contribute to being able to run our training days.
The Hire a Hero Career Coach Scheme runs independently of the current resettlement support available to those leaving the military however emphasises the importance of making the most of the successful resettlement systems already in place.
So far the 56% of the service leavers who approach Hire a Hero for support have been part of and benefitted from working alongside a Hire a Hero Career Coach.
Those who have served are also six times more likely to gain employment if in contact with a Hire a Hero Career Coach.
Find out when and where our Career Coach training days are on our events page or contact our Military Liaison Officer, Jinty – email@example.com.