Right Management secures major Ministry of Defence Contract
After ten years of successful delivery of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), Right Management has been awarded a further six year contract with the potential to extend to ten years, worth a prospective £100 million.
As part of the new integrated resettlement provision, all members of the Armed Forces will now benefit from CTP support when leaving service, regardless of time served. In addition, improved technology will be unveiled at the launch of the new contract which will significantly enhance the resettlement journey for service leavers.
The team won the bid against strong competition by best meeting key criteria specified by the Ministry of Defence including quality, advancements in technology and different methods of delivery whilst offering value for money.
The Partnership will continue to be co-ordinated from CTP’s London head office and delivered from regional centres across the UK and Germany. From 1st October 2015, all employment support programmes will be brought within the new CTP contract and for the first time all service leavers, regardless of how long they have served or their reason for discharge will use CTP as their contracted resettlement provider.
The range of programmes CTP will now offer as part of the new integrated resettlement provision will include:
· Core programme – available to those who have served more than six years as well as all medical discharges (regardless of time served)
· Employment support programme – available to those who have served between four and six years
· Early service leaver programme – available to those who leave before reaching four years’ service, or those who lose entitlement to other programmes because of compulsory discharge
· Specialist support programme – aspecialised career service to support the wounded, injured and sick to achieve a sustainable and fulfilling career, regardless of time served.
The new contract also provides additional elements which will initially run as two-year trials, the details of which are now being developed:
· Partner employment programme - designed to offer employment support for eligible service partners, it will be run as a trial by Joint Forces Command and the Royal Air Force.
· Reservists employment support programme – eligible reservists will be entitled to some job-finding support through this trial, regardless of whether they are in civilian employment or not.
Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Personnel, welfare and veterans, said, “A career in the Armed Forces provides a wealth of benefits and transferable skills. Awarding this contract will allow our service leavers to continue to access outstanding support, enabling them to transition successfully into civilian life and apply their skills and attributes in a new environment.
“The provisions under the Career Transition Partnership are another example of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, ensuring Service personnel and their families should not face disadvantage because of their duty.”