When you enlist in the military you seek a job that you can make a career of. Many people join the military and make a career of their job in the Armed Forces. But sometimes people decide to join up for a shorter amount of time, and try to forecast what they wish to do when their period of military service is up. The Army has a program that is designed to give a person an advantage in seeking employment for when their days in the military are over. It is a program that matches young people with employers before they even sign an enlistment contract.
This program is called the PaYS program, or Partnership for Youth Success. It is an Army program that matches civilian employers with people wishing to enlist in the Military. A candidate to enlist in the Army or Army Reserves looks over a long list of civilian companies that are participants in the PaYS program. After choosing an employer, then the enlisted candidate works with the recruiter to try and find a job in the military that closely matches the civilian job or civilian company that was selected by the applicant. It is not always possible to match exactly, but if the recruiter has an idea of what you are looking for then it is often possible to come pretty close in choosing both a military specialty or job and also what career the candidate desires for later in life after the military.
This is a program that is highly regarded by companies in the private sector, as it often delivers to them prepared personnel that have many of the skill sets and training that they are looking for. This program of matching personnel to Army specialties that match civilian careers is a win – win situation for the Army, and is seen as a consistent positive motivator for enlistment and retention.
After you select a civilian job partner, and a particular skill area, you will get a written document that spells out your rights and responsibilities under the Army PaYS program. You then enlist, and continue on in your military career. At the end of your enlistment contract, then you will have a chance to contact your job partner company, and arrange an interview. This program has already placed thousands of young people in the civilian job market successfully.