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Core Recovery Events

Core Recovery Events (CRE) are key developmental activities that wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel undertake during their recovery. They have been designed to engage individuals in their recovery and through a holistic approach encourage WIS personnel to focus positively on their potential outcome.

All soldiers who are suffering from a medium to long-term wounding, injury or sickness will need to attend a series of between three and five mandatory courses to assist their recovery. The courses are designed to support the recovery process and include adaptive sports and adventure training as well as classroom-based training in finances, work placements and CV writing. While the courses are mandatory, there is latitude where courses are not relevant to the individual when discussed with their Personnel Recovery Officer or unit.

Soldiers are booked on to the courses by their unit. Application forms and Joining Instructions are on the Defence Intranet.

This is a five day course designed for wounded, injured and sick soldiers leaving the Army who have been assessed as requiring extra support in transition to civilian life as a result of their injury or illness. It therefore focuses on key employment issues.
Wounded, injured and sick soldiers who do not require additional support, will follow the regular transition pathway and attend a Career Transition Workshop. Soldiers attending the Career Transition Workshop rather than CRE 3 will still have access to the Recovery Career Service portal for wounded, injured and sick soldiers leaving the Army.
The course should be completed six months prior to discharge. It is delivered by the Career Transition Partnership who manage the transition of all personnel from the Services. Topics covered include:
• A review of the civilian working environment including types of organisations, commercial awareness, diversity and inclusion
• CV Review. A one on one session with a career consultant to review your CV
• A briefing on the job search process including the hidden and visible job market, networking and how to make use of the Recovery Career Service
• Interview techniques. An introduction to the interview process and a practical interview with local employers
• HARDFACTS IRP Workshop. A review and development of the IRP

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