Employment

Iraq MedalThe Employment Pillar in Scotland is supported by the MOD Career Transition Partnership working with a number of charitable organisations. 

Full MOD Career transition support is provided for service leavers who have served a minimum of 6 years and takes the form of:

  • a resettlement grant
  • resettlement time
  • a career transition workshop
  • access to career consultant advice
  • advice on resettlement training
  • access to the CTP job search engine "Right Job"

An employment consultant service is provided for the Career Transition Partnership by:

  • Regular Forces Employment Association
  • Officers Association
  • Officers Association Scotland

This employment consultant service delivers:

  • Employment advice
  • Networking advice
  • Sourcing of vacancies
  • Marketing of service leavers to employers

Transition support is provided for a period of 2 years prior to discharge and for up to 2 years post discharge.

Where a service leaver has served between 4 - 6 years, a more limited employment support package is available.

For early service leavers who have served less than 4 years, there is no MOD transition support.   However, while the 3 charitable organisations (RFEA, OA and OA Scotland) are part of the MOD Career Transition Partnership they also provide their employment consultant service to all service leavers regardless of the length of time they have served and date of discharge.  The service is a lifetime support service which means that service leavers can seek employment consultant support at any time.

In addition, the White Ensign Association provides Employment Services for serving or former RN/RM personnel of all ranks. These services are complementary to those provided by the MOD resettlement organizations and comprise:

  • CV assistance
  • Networking contacts
  • Individual marketing

 

Organisation Support or service provided Contact details

Career Transition Partnership

Provide MOD funded resettlement

A full resettlement service is available to service leavers who have served 6+ years

  • Career Transition Workshops
  • Training
  • Advice on resettlement entitlement
  • Career Consultant Service
  • Employment consultant service
  • "Right Job" - jobs database

(a reduced provision available for those who have served 4 - 6 years)

The CTP service is available from 2 years pre-discharge to 2 years post discharge

lwatt@ctp.org.uk

Tel: 01383 425086

 

RRC Rosyth

Building 3016

HMS Caledonian

Rosyth

Fife KY11 2XH

Regular Forces Employment Association

Provide life long job finding advice, information and support to service leavers.

The RFEA provide a full employment service to all service leavers irrespective of length of time served or date of leaving.

Also work as part of the Career Transition Partnership

Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 557 1747

rfeaedinburgh@ctp.org.uk

Glasgow

Tel: 0141 427 6861

rfeaglasgow@ctp.org.uk

North of Scotland

Tel: 01309692390

aberry@ctp.org.uk

Officers Association Scotland

Provide life long job finding advice, information and support to service leavers.

In addition, OAS provide a full employment service to all officers irrespective of length of time served or date of leaving

Also work as part of the Career Transition Partnership.

mc.macfarlane@oascotland.org.uk

em@oascotland.org.uk

Tel:  0131 550 1581

 

New Haig House,

Logie Green Road,

Edinburgh

EH7 4HR

White Ensign

Provide a similar service to RFEA and OAS but are focussed on naval personnel.  They are based in London but make regular visits to Scotland

office@whiteensign.co.uk

Tel: 020 7407 8658

HMS Belfast,

Tooley Street,

London SE1 2JH

Job Centres

Employment search support

Job search advice

Offices in most large towns and cities

Each office now has a designated Armed Forces contact who has had training in the needs of veterans

Local job centre