Employment

Probably the biggest challenge when leaving the Services will be finding a job.  This section will never have a totally comprehensive selection of job sites, but we have tried to provide a selection of options as a start point.  In addition, the Department of Work and Pensions has nominated a number of Employment Champions who maintain Jobcentre Plus’ commitment to support the Armed Forces, their Families and Veterans, and raise the profile of the support available through Jobcentre Plus.  Further information on how to contact Jobcentre Plus can be found on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

 

What are some of the options open to a veteran seeking employment?

Our Veterans Scotland flow chart shows some of the options and support organisations that you may wish to engage with when seeking employment. (click here to view>>)

Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s careers service, we offer free all-age careers guidance with to help you make informed decisions for you and your families’ future to give you all the best chance of success in the civilian job market.

Our services include:

  • Impartial career information, advice and guidance

  • Support to enable you to identify and develop your career management skills

  • One-to-one appointments – we take a coaching approach to give you ownership of your decisions

  • Help with CVs, application forms and interview preparation 

  • Information on and links to local and national employers

  • Information on Scottish apprenticeships

Find your nearest SDS centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres  or call the customer helpline on 0800 917 8000.

There is specific information on the help and support we can offer for Armed Forces leavers and veterans. Scotland’s careers website, My World of Work. Get started at myworldofwork.co.uk/veterans

 

Self Employment Information

For those who are looking to become self employed Business Gateway have a range of information on starting up your business, funding of your business and growth of your business.



The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the ManpowerGroup. The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of time served, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service.

Flexible support is available from two years before discharge, through to two years after, providing Service leavers with the tools needed to approach the civilian job market with confidence and to get the most out of life outside the forces.

To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.


Turning Point Scotland


Tel: 0141 427 8200 Fax: 0141 427 8201

54 Govan Road , Glasgow G51 1JL

www.turningpointscotland.com/vacancies

Use Us Recruitment


Tel: 01698 842085

177 Main Street , Bellshill, North Lanarkshire ML4 1AH

www.useusrecruitment.co.uk

Veneshy-Brown Recruitment Ltd


Tel: 01506 207114

2Western Road , East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 5AU

www.venesky-brown.co.uk

Veterans Scotland

Jim Wilson - General Secretary
Tel: 0131 550 1569 Fax: 0131 557 5819 Email: gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR

Veterans Scotland's aim is to establish cooperation and coordination between Veterans Organisations in Scotland, to act as a focal point for all matters concerning the ex-Service community within Scotland and to represent these matters to Government at all levels.

http://www.veteransscotland.co.uk/

West Lothian Council - Access2Employment


Tel: 0800 0329768 Email: access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk

2nd Floor North Wing , Civic Centre, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6FF

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