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:


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

Community Jobs Scotland

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:

  • supported and paid job training for up to 12 months with third sector employers
  • additional job skills training to improve employability

Contact: Moira Cuthbertson

Tel: 0141 559 5034

Email: moira.cuthbertson@scvo.org.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.


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

Forces Employment Charity

The Forces Employment Charity provides life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to Service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families, regardless of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.


Website: Forces Employment Charity

Genesis Personnel Ltd (Aberdeen)

Tel: 08456 314269

77 Waterloo Quay , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 5BH


Genesis Personnel Ltd (Peterhead)

Tel: 08452 619830

2 Marischal Street , Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1HU


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.



Anna Baker Cresswell.  Executive Director.

07951 495272 anna@highground-uk.org

London Scottish House. 95 Horseferry Road, London. SW1P 2DX

HighGround is a charity which helps service leavers, reservists, and veterans to find jobs, careers, and vocational opportunities in the land-based sector.

Our Rural Weeks programme has been developed to help all those who have served and can be accessed here https://highground-uk.org/land-based-employment/

We look forward to hearing from you. #outdoorsisbetter!