SVC Recommendation 18: Jobs within the Scottish Government
The Scottish Government to assess its current and future recruitment policies with a view to identifying opportunities to better target and support the veterans community in securing Scottish Government jobs. In doing so, it should consider Police Scotland’s approach of providing tailored information, personal support in completing applications, and advice in preparing for interviews. Mentoring from ex-Service personnel within the civil service is likely to play a crucial role.
Scottish Government update:
The Scottish Government has been scoping a possible pilot work experience programme this year. Although in the early stages, the Scottish Government hopes to be in a position to offer a work experience placement later this year to Service personnel as part of their transitional period.
SVC evaluation of status:
Not yet completed