0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk


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 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.


Cover Crew

Tel: 01224 453588

141 Crown Street , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 6HP


Department Of Works and Pensions (Central Scotland)

Anne Murdoch – Armed Forces District Champion
Tel: 01698484057 Email: anne.murdoch@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Hamilton Jobcentre , Cameronian House, Almada Street, Hamilton ML3 0EH


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