Transition to civilian life
There are a number of organisations and services available to assist with the transition process.
So much is done for us when we are in the Services; accommodation, meals, healthcare and tax are just a few examples. It is only when we leave that most of us have to face for the first time problems and issues such as finding a GP, a decent school, a house and a job. We hope that this section will give you a head start with these and other subjects in assisting you to make a successful transition.
If you in are settling in Scotland after life in the armed forces, these links will provide you with access to the organisations and information that can assist you to find a home, gain employment and settle into civil society, as well as links to sources of help and support that might be needed.
The information in this section is grouped into the five major areas that you will need to consider in order to make a successful transition:
Employment – Finding the right job and making best use of your skills.
Education – For you and your children
Health – Establishing yourself with a GP, Dentist and other Health issues
Housing – Finding your new home,
Welfare – The additional support you may need.
Service Leavers Guides
The service leavers guide offers information and advice prior to and after leaving regular service.
The guide contains information about armed forces pensions, resettlement, reserve liability and support from charitable organisations.
Further information and a copy of the guide is available via the link here
Career Transition Partnership
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.
Further Information is available on their website about the services they can assist with.