For nearly 90 years, The Poppy Factory in Richmond, Surrey, has been making poppies, crosses and wreaths for the Royal Family and the Royal British Legion’s annual Remembrance Day appeal. Since 2007, The Poppy Factory has also been placing wounded, injured or sick ex-military personnel of all ages and from a variety of armed forces backgrounds into jobs beyond the Factory and all around the UK. Focusing on boosting recruitment and employment prospects for ex Service personnel, The Poppy Factory has found and matched employers with clients, and in many cases, part-funded their clients’ first year’s salary, to allow for training into their new role. Join us in our drive to get wounded, sick and injured ex-armed forces men and women back to work. Having valiantly served their country, we think they deserve it.
How we can help you
We are always seeking ways to develop relationships to help secure paid jobs for ex service personnel. Therefore if you would like to help us in any way, whether that is through giving a charitable donation or by providing recruitment opportunites
We have Employability Consultants (EC’s) based across England and Wales, whose key aims include:
Providing 1-1 support to enable clients to seek work themselves. This includes CV writing, job searching and interview skills.
Supporting an individual’s pathway to employment including work experience; job shadowing; vocational days and volunteering.
Matching job opportunities to their clients (sought and developed by The Poppy Factory’s Business Development team and EC’s).
Signposting to other support organisations for areas such as vocational assessments; training & education; confidence building; mental health support; housing & welfare.