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.

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.

Department Of Works and Pensions (East & South East Scotland)

John Scott - Armed Forces District Champion
Tel: 0131 456 3333 Email: john.scott3@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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: brian.wallace@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Work Services Directorate , 8 Coustonholm Road, Glasgow G43 1SS


Department Of Works and Pensions (West of Scotland)

Denise Cochrane - DWP Armed Forces District Champion
Email: denise.cochrane@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Driver Hire ( Lanarkshire)

Tel: 01698 224926 Email: info@driverhire.co.uk

31-33 Albert Street , Motherwell, Lanarkshire ML1 1PR


Driver Hire (Ayrshire)

Tel: 01294 442581 Email: info@driverhire.co.uk

170 High Street , Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8AN


Driver Hire (Edinburgh)

Tel: 01316 033333 Email: info@driverhire.co.uk

9a South Gyle Crescent , Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 9EB


Driver Hire (Falkirk)

Tel: 01324 461115 Email: info@driverhire.co.uk

Falkirk Road , Grangemouth, Falkirk FK3 8XS


Driver Hire (Glenrothes)

Tel: 01592 800934 Email: info@driverhire.co.uk

Lomond Business Park , Baltimore Road, Glenrothes, Glenrothes Fife


DSL Business Finance

Tel: 0141 425 2930 Email: info@dsl-businessfinance.co.uk

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.


Elan Computing

Tel: 01315 584800

12-13 St Andrews Square , Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 2BH

ESL Site Services

Tel: 01355 201385

31 Main Street , East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 4JU

Fairways HR and Recruitment Services

Tel: 01738 632561 Email: admin@fairways-uk.com

Royal British House , Leonard Street, Perth PH2 8HA


Gemini Forces

Tel: 0845 308 2405 Fax: 08453 082403 Email: info@geminiforces.co.uk

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: sami.choudhury@highground-uk.org

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: info@interservices.co.uk

24-26 Thistle Street , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB10 1XD



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 using them.


Key Personnel

Tel: 013822 02400 Fax: 01382 206111 Email: KeyPersonnel@dpandl.co.uk

26 East Dock Street , Dundee DD1 3EY


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