Re-Train as a Teacher
Lincoln College are keen for our students to benefit from the leadership and world-renowned expertise of our armed forces. In return we will support you to retrain as a teacher and make the transition to the classroom where you can share your expertise with the next generation. We welcome interest from anyone who is leaving or has left full-time employment in the British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy ideally in the last five years.
Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the nation that those that serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.
The College has pledged to ensure that it will provide equal opportunities for armed service personnel and their families, both as an employer and an education and training provider, to help them transition into civilian life at the end of their service.
Lincoln College hold the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. Awarded to employers that provide exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence by going above and beyond their covenant pledges.
All 407 local authorities in mainland Great Britain and four Northern Ireland councils have pledged to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant. To date over 4,000 organisations have signed the covenant, including businesses and charities.
Lincoln College Group CEO Gary Headland said: “We are very proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and especially to do so at this salient time of the year for the Armed Forces.
“The defence sector, including the Armed Forces and the wider defence industrial base, is really important not only to the safety and security of our nation but also to the productivity of Greater Lincolnshire in so many ways.
“We value greatly the opportunity to work with the Royal Air Force and defence companies to create terrific career opportunities for young women and men through our Air & Defence Career College.
“We are also determined to play our part to ensure that Greater Lincolnshire is a highly attractive, first-choice destination for service-leavers and their families as well as defence-related industries.”
Lincoln College have made a commitment to guarantee interviews for ex armed forces personnel that meet the minimum shortlisting criteria.
There will be no time limit on when military veterans can apply, meaning they can apply straight after leaving their armed forces position, or a few years afterwards.
The Careers Transition Partnership (CTP)
Lincoln College support service leavers to gain employment after leaving the forces by advertising suitable vacancies on the CTP right jobs website.
The CTP is the Ministry of Defence working with Right Management. Leave the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or the Royal Marines at any rank and you can benefit from resettlement support, career transition advice and training opportunities through the CTP. The CTP are the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement. https://www.ctp.org.uk/
We also work with the CTP to provide tailored recruitment events aimed at anyone who is leaving or has left full-time employment in the British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy ideally in the last five years.
CTP recruitment events are, ‘A great opportunity for Service leavers to network with potential employers and to find out about different sectors. As well as checking out the opportunities available to you, you’ll be able to find out what qualifications you need, identify any training needs and gain an insight into civilian employment.’
Keep an eye out on our social media for more information of when our next event will take place.
In partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Further Forces is a scheme to recruit and retrain Armed Forces Service Leavers to teach technical subjects, including Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector.
Service Leavers are supported to find employment, allocated a subject specialist mentor, and experience high-quality learning experiences whilst completing their fully-funded teacher training programme at Level 5 or above, which is delivered flexibly. As well as offering Service Leavers the chance of a rewarding career, the scheme also supports FE providers, colleges, independent training companies, UTCs, Sixth Form Colleges, Specialist Colleges, Adult and Community Learning and Justice Sector providers, etc, to recruit highly-skilled teachers and trainers in SET, STEM and wider technical subject specialisms, where there is a recognised skills shortage.
Find out more information here - https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/supporting/support-teacher-recruitment/further-forces/