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:
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) 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:
Find your nearest SDS centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres or call the customer helpline on 0800 917 8000.
If you've left the armed forces with 6 years or less service and are aged 16 to 29 you may be eligible for the Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme. CJS supports unemployed young people who face barriers to employment, including armed forces early service leavers.
A CJS opportunity will provide:
Contact: Moira Cuthbertson
Tel: 0141 559 5034
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 Manpower Group. 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.