Finding a job as a veteran

Last updated: 21 July 2017

If you're thinking about leaving the Armed Forces, or have already left, you can get help to find a job.

You can use the usual job search methods. There are also several charities that help veterans get new skills and training.

Modern apprenticeships are a great way to learn on the job, get the experience you need, and work towards a qualification.

SCVO Community Jobs Scotland

If you've left the Armed Forces with 6 years or less service and are between the ages of 16-29 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

Visit the SCVO jobs website for more information.

Career Transition Partnership

Career Transition Partnership (CTP) offers resettlement training courses that are tailored to Service leavers.

Contact the CTP team for more information on courses or to find out who your regional contact is.

Other support

You can get help and advice with things like jobs or money from a range of groups set up in Scotland to support people who've left the armed forces.