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:
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.
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.
Department Of Works and Pensions (East & South East Scotland)
John Scott - Armed Forces District Champion
Tel: 0131 456 3333 Email: email@example.com
East & South East Scotland District Office , 11-13 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BT
Department Of Works and Pensions (North of Scotland)
Ann Dowd - Armed Forces District Champion
Tel: 01463888129 Email: ANN.DOWD@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Inverness Jobcentre , River House, Young STreet, Inverness IV3 5BP
Department Of Works and Pensions (Scotland)
Brian Wallace - Group Partnership Manager - Armed Forces District Champion
Tel: 01416368324 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Services Directorate , 8 Coustonholm Road, Glasgow G43 1SS
Department Of Works and Pensions (West of Scotland)
Denise Cochrane - DWP Armed Forces District Champion
Driver Hire ( Lanarkshire)
Tel: 01698 224926 Email: email@example.com
31-33 Albert Street , Motherwell, Lanarkshire ML1 1PR
Driver Hire (Ayrshire)
Tel: 01294 442581 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
170 High Street , Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8AN
Driver Hire (Edinburgh)
Tel: 01316 033333 Email: email@example.com
9a South Gyle Crescent , Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 9EB
Driver Hire (Falkirk)
Tel: 01324 461115 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Falkirk Road , Grangemouth, Falkirk FK3 8XS
Driver Hire (Glenrothes)
Tel: 01592 800934 Email: email@example.com
Lomond Business Park , Baltimore Road, Glenrothes, Glenrothes Fife
DSL Business Finance
Tel: 0141 425 2930 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DSL Business Finance offers fast and flexible business loans to businesses based in Scotland.
Looking for more information or want to speak to us? It's easy to get in touch.
We're open 9am-5.30pm from Monday to Friday and ready to answer your enquiries.
Fairways HR and Recruitment Services
Tel: 01738 632561 Email: email@example.com
Royal British House , Leonard Street, Perth PH2 8HA
Tel: 0845 308 2405 Fax: 08453 082403 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Imperial House , Leicester, Leicester City LE1 4LF
Genesis Personnel Ltd (Aberdeen)
Tel: 08456 314269
77 Waterloo Quay , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 5BH
Genesis Personnel Ltd (Peterhead)
Tel: 08452 619830
2 Marischal Street , Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1HU
Glasgow's Helping Heroes
Tel: 0141 276 7199
15- 17 Duke Street , Glasgow G4 0UL
Glasgow's Helping Heroes provides a one point of contact 'Gateway Model' which aims to improve access to and co-ordination of advice and support for service personnel, veterans, their families and carers in Glasgow. We work with a range of organisations across health, housing, social care, employability, financial services and specialist armed forces agencies.
Anna Baker Cresswell - Founder and Development Director
Tel: 07496610210 Email: email@example.com
RHQ, The London Scottish Regiment , 95 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2DX
We are a young charity, formed to assist in the transition from military to civilian life
Service in the Armed Forces exposes personnel to working and living outdoors. The land-based employment sector offers an ever-increasing variety of opportunities for Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans to use their transferable skills learned in the military to pursue jobs, careers and vocational opportunities and HighGround provides advice and Rural Weeks towards employment and fulfilment in civilian life.We are also proud to be providing a Horticultural Therapy service for patients at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.
Inter Services Ltd
Tel: 01224 640600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24-26 Thistle Street , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB10 1XD
How to contact Jobcentre Plus
You can contact Jobcentre Plus about:
Whilst I appreciate that we are a general
national job board, our search software is designed for anyone looking for a
job; so whilst we do not specialise in a certain area of the job market, our
search software is programmed to search every job category. For instance,
a Veteran with specialist experience in mechanical engineering wanting to use
his skills in a commercial setting for a defence contractor would simply insert
“defence” in the “find a job box” and can leave the area blank for a national
search or insert a specific geographic area in the location box. The
search can be refined to mechanical engineer, defence, or simply mechanical
engineer; it just depends on the job seekers skills and how he/she intends
Tel: 013822 02400 Fax: 01382 206111 Email: KeyPersonnel@dpandl.co.uk
26 East Dock Street , Dundee DD1 3EY
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