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 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.


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.

Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

Tel: 0131 550 1573 Email: secretary@lhpfscotland.org.uk

9 Warriston Road , Edinburgh EH7 4HJ



Landex – ‘Land Based Colleges Aspiring to Excellence’ is a subscriber organisation with 36 member Colleges and Universities in England and 5 Members in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. To qualify for membership the provider must deliver significant volumes of education and training in land based occupational areas.


Linton Recruitment

Tel: 01312 254020 Email: info@lintonrecruitment.co.uk

2 Hill Street , Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 3JZ


Maatee Recruitment Services

Tel: 01412 276792 Email: info@maateerecruitment.co.uk

11Bothwell Street , Glasgow, Lanarkshire G2 6LY


Minerva People Ltd

Tel: 01387 213750 Email: info@minervapeople.co.uk

147 High Street , Dumfries DG1 2QT


NHS Borders (Recruitment)

- Human Resources Department
Tel: 01896 826151 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm); 01896 827728 (other times) Email: recruitment@borders.scot.nhs.uk

Borders General Hospital , Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9BS


NHS Dumfries and Galloway (Recruitment)

- Human Resources Department
Tel: 01387 244034 Email: dg.recruitment@nhs.net

High East, Crichton Hall , Bankend Road, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire DG1 4TG


NHS Scotland


NHS Shetland (Recruitment)

- Human Resources Department
Tel: 01595 743690 Email: shet-hb.hradmin@nhs.net

Brevik House , South Road, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0TG


Office Team (Edinburgh)

Tel: 01313 403777

40 George Street , Edinburgh EH2 2LE


Office Team (Glasgow)

Tel: 01412 238650

201-203 West George Street , Glasgow , Lanarshire G2 2LW


Officers' Association Scotland

Mary-Clare Macfarlane - Head of Employment Services
Tel: 0131 550 1575 Email: mc.macfarlane@oascotland.org.UK-wide

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

We aim to relieve distress among all ex-officers who were commissioned into the Regular, Reserve, Auxiliary, or Territorial Forces. We offer employers the best possible access to officers in the process of leaving the Services, and to ex-officers looking for employment.


Options Recruitment Scotland

Tel: 01383 666002 Email: consultant@optionsrecruitmentscotland.co.uk

14 Viewfield Terrace , Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7HZ


Paramount Care

Tel: 01224 279400

Old Skene Road , Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6RL


Perth & Kinross Employment Connections Hub

Tel: 01738 459609 Email: thehub@pkc.gov.uk


Gary Gray - Head of Charitable Services
Tel: 0131 550 1593 Email: g.gray@poppyscotland.org.uk

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

Poppyscotland offers a wide range of welfare services including direct financial assistance, respite breaks, mobility support, advice through the Armed Service Advice Project and a wide-range of employability initiatives aimed at getting those most detached from the workplace back into work.


PS New Job Ltd

Tel: 0141 3143733 Email: info@psnewjob.com

69 Buchanan Street , Glasgow G1 3HL


Quantum People Ltd

Tel: 01412 210800 Email: jobs@quantumpeople.com

111 Union Street , Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 3TA

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