THOUSANDS of veterans from Sunderland can call on a new tailored service to help get them back into the world of work.
The joint project between TCV Training Services Limited and Monumental Training hopes to give the city’s 26,000 forces veterans assistance to get onto a course with a strong chance of employment at the end.
Earlier this yeart, the Echo reported that more than 4,000 veterans on Wearside are experiencing severe mental health issues after serving.
Some of those have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, the majority of their problems caused by issues such as loneliness, lack of accommodation and poor job prospects.
Chairman of Sunderland Armed Forces Network, Graham Hall, said: “Both the companies involved in this project have an enviable reputation for getting results.
“The fact that this service is free to veterans gives those in need a unique opportunity to move on with their lives.”
TCV will be offering one-to-one mentoring and CV preparation, while applicants can undergo a course with Monumental Training, which runs programmes covering a range of subjects.
Former Royal Navy officer Paul Mason, of Monumental Training, added: “I understand the difficulties faced when adjusting to civilian life and I felt there was something I could do to assist. With our ex-military trainers and TCV’s employability experience, we feel this programme will benefit all who attend.”
Anyone interested can contact Monumental Training on 447 5330 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.