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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.


Education doesn’t end when you leave school. If you are to give yourself the best chances throughout your working life you need to continually improve your qualifications.

Education isn’t just about you; It is about your whole family. The region has several FE and HE establishments who are keen to help you. Some are listed below.

Two elements to education:

  1. Improving your skills base, whilst you are serving is the clever thing to do. This includes using your annual Standard Learning Credits and your Enhanced Learning Credits. The links below will help you discover more.
  2. Education/schooling for your dependants in the area where you chose to resettle. Use
    the Education links to help you decide which school is the most suitable for your children.

Regional education link

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