This report provides a summary of the responses from the service leaver follow-up questionnaires completed by UK service personnel who have used the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) resettlement services at four points in time: at the point they discharge from the armed forces; after six months, after 12 months, after 24 months. Each questionnaire covers a range of questions capturing service personnel’s experiences with the CTP services as well as their experiences in the job market. These statistics provide summary information on a selection of the answers provided to the questionnaires; this report is not a comprehensive summary of all responses to questions asked.
The 4 follow-up questionnaires were received over the period 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013. Each questionnaire was sent to a different population based on the date that they left the armed forces. Comparisons over time should therefore be drawn cautiously. When interpreting these statistics, it is important to note that they may not be representative of all service leavers:
77% of personnel who left the armed forces in 2011/12 were eligible to use the CTP services. Of these, 88% went on to register with the CTP services and 76% went on to use the CTP services. Only service leavers who used the CTP services had the opportunity to complete the follow-up questionnaires
Around one-in-four personnel who were surveyed went on to respond to the questionnaire. Of these, around 90% of people responded to each question (see page 7 and 8 for details).
Therefore, these results are representative of approximately one-in-eight of all service leavers. Conclusions should be drawn cautiously since this sub-group may not be representative of all personnel leaving the armed forces.