3617 - Jobcentre Plus (Answered)

Andrew Bridgen
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is given to Jobcentre Plus staff to take account of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Justin Tomlinson

All Jobcentre Plus staff have access to specific learning relating to the Armed Forces Covenant.

This 30 minute learning product is part of foundation learning, undertaken at the beginning of the learning journey but is also accessible as “just in time” learning where staff may need to refresh their knowledge and understanding. The purpose of this learning is to prepare staff on how to assist Service leavers and their spouse or partner to resettle into civilian life and provides specific information relating to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Additionally, to support people who are discharged from the armed forces on medical grounds, our network of Armed Forces Champions are available to help work coaches understand the range of support open to service leavers and to actively signpost to appropriate organisations.