Individual WIS

What is the CTP Assist portal?

The CTP Assist portal advertises a wide range of vocational opportunities, which are sourced by the CTP Employer Engagement Team from a wide range of partner organisations, charities and employers. The aim of these opportunities is to aid you in your transition from life in the military to a civilian career.

We have opportunities across most industry sectors, spanning the whole of the UK. As well as the specific opportunities advertised on the portal, many of our partners are also able to provide additional opportunities, so make sure you also take a look at the
list of partners to find out more about what they can offer. 

If what you are looking for isn’t currently on the site, get in touch. We are able to generate requests to deliver bespoke opportunities in line with your IRP. So if you have identified a partner but they don’t have the specific opportunity you’re looking for, or if you are interested in a particular organisation and they are not listed as a partner, then please get in touch as we may be able to approach them on your behalf.

The types of opportunities

There are ten opportunity types that you can search against on the Portal.

1) Volunteering
Any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or an individual, unlikely to lead to employment.

2) Challenges and Motivational Activities
A task or activity building on the individual’s abilities to generate a feeling of enthusiasm and achievement in support of future career options.

3) Mentoring
Provision of employment advice, coaching and support.

4) Training and Education
Period of study/practical experience, resulting in a recognisable qualification or skill on completion.

5) Career Support and Activities
CV advice, networking opportunities, guidance on industry relevant qualifications and courses.

6) Taster Visits
Industry familiarisation visit.

7) Job Shadowing
Activity in which an individual spends time with a worker on the job, observing actual workplace tasks in order to explore a potential career interest.

8) Work Attachment
A period spent in Industry which is likely to include being given responsibility for a piece of work and making a contribution and being a part of team. 'Picking up' Industry experience.

9) Apprenticeship /Internship
Employment under an Apprenticeship or Internship Scheme combining employment and regular study leading to a qualification.

10) Employment
Paid work permanent or temporary, part time or full time.

What is the difference between the CTP Assist and CTP RightJob sites?

The CTP Assist portal offers a range of vocational opportunities (detailed above), providing invaluable experience to help you progress in your own recovery journey with confidence. When you are ready to apply for jobs, CTP RightJob contains a wide range of vacancies from employers across all industries who are specifically seeking Service leavers to add value to their organisations.

What is the benefit of engaging with the CTP Assist portal?

A variety of opportunities are available on the CTP Assist portal to help you develop the skills and experience you need to make a positive transition from a military to a civilian career. Often undertaken pre-discharge, the opportunities are an ideal way for you to spend time with a civilian organisation, whilst still being paid by the military. The opportunities can last from one day to several months, and can:

  • Help you to identify, embrace or eliminate different career opportunities beyond the Armed Forces
  • Help you to develop skills and experience for future employment 
  • Help aid the transition back to work following a lengthy recovery 
  • Offer invaluable experience of civilian work environments 
  • Help with understanding and accessing training and career development opportunities

How do you get the best out of the CTP Assist portal?

Under your profile section there is a dedicated place for you to upload your IRP and CV to the site.

By adding your skills, experience, desired locations and desired industry you will be able to match your preferences with the opportunities on offer. Any ‘matches’ will be sent directly to your email inbox. To get the best out of the matching service, you should try to make your criteria as specific as possible – it is better to be notified of a few suitable opportunities than a 100 opportunities that are not right for you. To update your alerts, click ‘view’ and change your search criteria.

Who is the CTP Assist portal for?

The CTP Assist portal is available to all clients who are being Medically Discharged. Access is available from the point of injury until 2 years post discharge, as long as the criteria below are met (as determined by the Chain of Command):

  1. Individual is likely to be Medically Discharged
  2. Individual has begun to start their resettlement

First time logging into the CTP Assist portal

  • The first time you login to the portal, you need to go to the CTP Assist website and click on “Individual WIS Sign In” at the top right hand corner of the home page
  • You will be asked to activate your account
  • Insert your email address and click activate (this needs to be your civilian email account)
  • A message will appear asking you to go to your email account to check for a new message containing a link to activate your account
  • Open the email and click on the link provided which will take you back to the activation page to allow you to create your password

Need assistance with the CTP Assist portal?

If you have any questions or need assistance with the portal, then please contact your Specialist Employment Consultant or Career Consultant.

If you have problems logging on to the portal please contact the Central Employment Team on 0121 236 0058.