Free employment advice offered to Catterick’s military families

Tanja Allen.

A Catterick-based employment advisor is offering free tailored employment support to Forces families, as part of a national initiative from the Forces Employment Charity, to mark the Month of the Military Child.

Tanja Allen, military spouse and families employment advisor at the Forces Employment Charity, says she has first-hand experience of the challenges the military community faces.

“For military families, we often have to move regularly and have to get by with a lack of close networks nearby.

“For military children, this can sometimes have a big impact on education, as they can experience gaps or inconsistency in teaching, plus it can be hard to make new friends quickly and often. Without the right support in place, this can have a negative impact on career prospects further down the line.”

“The families team at the Forces Employment Charity is committed to ensuring that everyone in the military community gets the help they need to succeed in their chosen career goals.”

“The Month of the Military Child is the ideal time to highlight the support that is out there, and we encourage anyone from a Forces background to get in touch and find out more about how we can help.”

Student Ruby Taylor is a military child the Forces Employment Charity has supported. Talking about her experiences with the charity, she says, “The Forces Employment Charity understands what I’ve been through. They’ve motivated me to try new things that benefit my future.”

The Forces Employment Charity provides life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to Service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families, regardless of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.

For more information and to get help from Tanja, visit