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 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

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills. Formed in 2008, it brings together careers, skills, training and funding services. SDS works with partners to support individuals to reach their potential, help make skills work for employers and improve the skills and learning system.

At http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/ you can find out more, and use the Area Info search to find out more about the support and advice SDS provide in your area. 

My World of Work

My World of Work gives you the help you need for the career you want. The award-winning web service is a sector leader in online careers information and advice. It is packed with top tips, tools, advice and resources for you to use at any stage of your education or working life – whether it’s deciding on a career change, putting together a CV, preparing for an interview or searching for job, course or Modern Apprenticeship opportunities.

http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

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.

X-Forces 

We support ex-forces and their families to start up businesses by providing them with Loans, Mentoring and Support furthuer information is available via our website: http://www.x-forces.com/


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 5558138 Email: john.scott3@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

East & South East Scotland District Office , 199 Commercial Street, Leith EH6 6QP

www.dwp.gov.uk

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

www.dwp.gov.uk

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

www.dwp.gov.uk

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

www.driverhire.co.uk

Driver Hire (Ayrshire)


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

170 High Street , Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8AN

www.driverhire.co.uk

Driver Hire (Edinburgh)


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

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

www.driverhire.co.uk

Driver Hire (Falkirk)


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

Falkirk Road , Grangemouth, Falkirk FK3 8XS

www.driverhire.co.uk

Driver Hire (Glenrothes)


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

Lomond Business Park , Baltimore Road, Glenrothes, Glenrothes Fife

www.driverhire.co.uk

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.

http://www.dsl-businessfinance.co.uk/

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

www.fairways-uk.com

Gemini Forces


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

Imperial House , Leicester, Leicester City LE1 4LF

www.geminiforces.co.uk/default.aspx

Genesis Personnel Ltd (Aberdeen)


Tel: 08456 314269

77 Waterloo Quay , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 5BH

www.genesis-personnel.com/

Genesis Personnel Ltd (Peterhead)


Tel: 08452 619830

2 Marischal Street , Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1HU

www.genesis-personnel.com/

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.

http://sites.google.com/site/glasgowshelpingheroes/home

HighGround

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.

http://highground-uk.org/

Inter Services Ltd


Tel: 01224 640600 Email: info@interservices.co.uk

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

www.interservices.co.uk/

Jobmanji


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.

http://www.jobmanji.co.uk/

Key Personnel


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

26 East Dock Street , Dundee DD1 3EY

www.keypersonnelagency.co.uk

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