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Take part - Telephone interview

Self-employment among the Armed Forces Community has been under-researched, including the identification of any differences between the general population in motivations and routes into self-employment, as well as the barriers and supports which can lead to success or failure.

What is the study about?

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has commissioned a team from IER, along with their project partners QinetiQ and X-Forces, to find out about what more can be done to support the Armed Forces Community (ex-Services personnel, spouses and Reservists) in pursuing self-employment and thereby help to maximise their chances of a successful and sustainable transition. This research seeks to fill the current gap in knowledge and contribute to policy-making and service delivery.

We are interested in the self-employment of ex-Service personnel and Reservists, as well as the spouses of Service and ex-Service personnel and we would like to invite you to participate in a telephone interview. You are not obliged to give any personally identifying details. If you choose to do so, information will be anonymised. All data will be reported in such a way that it will not be possible to identify individuals.You will be sent a £15 Amazon gift voucher after the interview to thank you for taking part.

What if I want more information about the study?

If you have any further questions or comments about taking part in the research, please contact:

Dr Clare Lyonette, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

Email: C dot Lyonette at warwick dot ac dot uk Telephone: 02476 151615

What if I am interested in taking part in a telephone interview?

If you are interested in taking part in a telephone interview, we would contact you at a time convenient to you. For further details, please read the Participant Information Sheet and then complete the following:

Please read the following statements

  • I confirm that I have read and understood the project page and the participant information sheet for the study 'Self-Employment and the Armed Forces Community'.
  • I have had the opportunity to consider the information, ask questions and have had these answered satisfactorily.
  • I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time without giving any reason.
  • The procedures regarding confidentiality (e.g. the anonymisation of data, etc.) have been clearly explained to me.
  • The use of the data in publications and the archiving of data has been explained to me.
I agree to take part in the study. (required)
I understand that the data from the interview will be recorded and stored securely for the purposes of this research. (required)

Demographic information

Please could you provide the following details about yourself. This information will not be disclosed to anyone else:

Are you …
If service or ex-service personnel, which service did you (or do you) serve in?
If service or ex-service personnel, what is or was your position or level in the Rank Structure?
If self-employed, how long have you been self-employed? (or how long were you self-employed?)
Thank you for completing the consent form.
Privacy notice

This form will be used to manage your interest in participating in a telephone interview for the project 'Self-employment and the Armed Forces Community'. Your name and contact information will be used to contact you regarding the interview. Your information will not be used for any other purpose.

We will be in contact in due course.

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