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Transition to civilian life

11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade is able to signpost useful leads for those leaving the services and seeking to settle in the West Midlands. The Army builds on the links established under the Armed Forces Community Covenant and seeks to complement the resettlement provision already being offered by adding a regional focus.

Soldier to civilianThe five transition pillars:

  • Employment career choices and job searches 
  • Education individual and family courses. School selection
  • Health doctor and dentist registration
  • Housing community housing and rental property 
  • Welfare help and guidance from veteran organisations

About the region

The 11 Sig & WM Bde area is one of the most diverse regions of the UK. It covers Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, and Birmingham/West Midlands. In the centre it contains some of the most densely populated parts of Britain: the conurbation of Birmingham and Wolverhampton and the large towns of Dudley, Solihull, Walsall and West Bromwich. However, the region also contains some sparsely populated rural areas. The region has a population of 5.2m or 8.3% of the total UK population of 62m.

Local Authorities include Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke, Telford, Warsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.

Please follow the link 'find your local council' on the right, and enter the council name you wish to visit. Also download the regional map below to see where the local authorities sit within the West Midlands.


Employment or self employment is often the most important pillar for successful transition. Choosing which new career to pursue will determine what happens with most of the other transition pillars.

Depending on your length of service you will have the benefit of a good deal of support in find the right job. The Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) is the main provider of such help and joins with the Officers Association (OA) and Regular Forces Employment Assoc (RFEA) to provide individual help and guidance.

The West Midlands offers a wide and diverse range of jobs. If you or your spouse are thinking about starting up your own business the Wolverhampton Business Solution Centre provides a single point of contact for access to a wide portfolio of innovative solutions. The link is below.

West Midlands employment opportunities

Contact the Transition team

Transition Team

Telephone: 01952 673667

Email: 11SIGX-HQ-G1-SO2-Transition@mod.uk

HQ 11 Sig & WM Brigade
Venning Barracks
Donnington, Telford
When emailing, please put in the subject line: For attention of Transition Team