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About Us

The Forces Transition Group was founded by Veterans who have made the challenging transition from long serving military to civilian life understood civilian life and wanted to share their skills and experience.


We are here to help you as much or as little as required. It is recommended you start planning your transition the day you begin your service.


Our team are mostly veterans and have learnt a great deal from both their personal transition into civilian employment and also by helping many others go through the process.


Living service life, the emotion of leaving and then time in understanding the civilian culture is paramount to enhancing future leavers. The windscreen wiper effect gives a fairer and more transparent view, rather than only experiencing one or none of theses areas.


Making a difference is what we do and we aim in the future to enable everyone to leave the Armed Forces successfully.


John Stephenson served for 22 years in the Royal Signals, he has lived and breathed your life and understands what you may be going through.


His last job was as a Regional Career Manager and was responsible for the career management of personnel plus retention.


During this role, he realised that he could not actually give clear and transparent information or advice on leaving the forces, thus struggled to retain leavers or help those leaving have a streamlined and successful future.


By creating Ownership and Direction he realises that each individual will enable themselves to create their own pathway to success and delivering this message is paramount, however culture must change for this to become normal.


If you need help, whatever that may be, the FTG are here to make sure we give you just that!

John Stephenson (click for Linkedin Profile and contact details) is a founding member of the Forces Transition Group and has been instrumental in helping many military personnel undertake their personal journey from armed forces to full time civilian employment.