What is The Future Horizons Programme

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CONTENT
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What is The Future Horizons Programme ?
How does it work ?
Who are our partners ?
Who Benefits ?
Measuring Success
Building for the future
Questions
What is The Future
Horizons Programme ?
• Non Military run programme – 1 year trial
• Open to ESL’s from ITC and surrounding Catterick
area
• Opt In to programme for continued support after
discharge
• Helping transition – Cobseo objectives
• Focussed on Employment
• Partnership model made up of Cobseo members,
commercial welfare to work companies and
other 3rd sector organisations
Early Service Leavers - ESL
Early Service Leavers (ESL) are defined as Service
Leavers (SL) who are discharged:
Compulsorily from trained or untrained strength
and lose entitlement to any resettlement provision
OR
At their own request from the trained or untrained
strength, having completed less than 4 years’
service
What is The Future
Horizons Programme ?
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Based in Hook Coy – linked into the existing process
2 Advisors – interviewing ESL’s pre discharge
Assessment of needs – registered on the systems
Central Employment Team track progress
3 Stages to the programme – no immediate help
required – standard job finding support – more
complex support needs
• Evaluation team track progress
• Final evaluation report in February 2013
Who are our Partners ?
• Made up from leading organisations in the industry
• RFEA providing stage 1 and 2 of the programme
• Linked into the existing Career Transition Partnership
• Stage 3 providers to provide geographical coverage
• A number of local initiatives linked into the
programme
• More and more interest from other partners as the
programme progresses
Access to Face to Face
Provision
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Shaw Trust
Groundwork - Jobmatch
RBLI
Princes Trust
Tomorrows People
Reed In Partnership
Esg
Avanta
NECC
Who Benefits ?
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The ESL
The Unit / ITC
The MOD – Reputation – Social Responsibility
Service Charities & Voluntary Sector organisations
• Longer Term View ……………Wider society
Measuring Success
• Capturing valuable data on ESL demographic profiles
and needs
• Employment Outcomes
• Training & Education Outcomes
• Critique of the consortium model
• Quantitative & Qualitative data collection
• All to inform future recommendations for the MOD
Progress / Early Findings
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Agreed Pathways in place – Working well
99% opt in rate
500 + opted in – 9% trained staff
15% Stage 1 Provision - 15% Stage 3 Provision
Stage 2 -70% - capacity requires an uplift to deal
with the flow
• SEC’s report improved engagement with ESL’s
Progress / Early Findings
• Initial outcomes looking very promising
• Client feedback generally very good
• ESL’s want to work but lack confidence and doubt
their transferable skills
• Attrition rates very acceptable although on-going
engagement once discharged is difficult
• Circa 47 % employed - 60% evaluation cohort
• Model easily replicable in other areas
Building For Success
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Priority in terms of timescales
Funding Options – Short – Medium - Long
Agreeing a Model / Concept – Expansion
Linking into wider Cobseo developments
Securing partner buy in
Interim feedback & outcomes crucial
• MOD Support & data exchange issues require further
discussion
QUESTIONS
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CONTACT DETAILS
Darren Bickerstaffe
07428705770
[email protected]
Adrian Peters
[email protected]
07854544066
Stephen Gledhill
07792484670
[email protected]

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