Finding a job as a veteran

Last updated: 17 May 2018

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.

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

The My World of Work website has information for armed forces leavers and veterans.

There are also several charities that help veterans get new skills and training.

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

Visit the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations website for more information.

Career Transition Partnership

The 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 groups who support people who've left the armed forces.