Positive Futures – Employment, Skills and Learning – Recommendation 1

A fresh transition model is needed The UK Government should lead work to rethink transition and develop a more flexible and accessible transition model that starts early, looks to the longer-term, puts the individual at the centre and is integrated within military systems from sign-on.
Scottish Government Committed Actions
Scottish Government Progress Update
SVC 2022
1SG will engage with UKG to discuss their plans to refresh the transition model.The Scottish Government contributed to the development of JSP100: Defence Holistic Transition Policy and engaged with the MOD this year during its annual review of the policy. The Scottish Government continues to engage and collaborate closely through pan-UK fora such as the Devolved Administrations Working Group and the Covenant Reference Group The Scottish Government’s actions are not being assessed against this recommendation as it is primarily for the UK Government to deliver. The Scottish Government can and do contribute, however transition remains fully reserved to the UK Government and it is only they who can deliver a fresh transition model.
2Closer engagement and collaborative working across the Devolved Administrations to press UKG for action.
3Many early service leavers and those struggling in the more competitive labour market will be young people. They are eligible for support through the Young Person’s Guarantee. The ambition of the Young Person’s Guarantee is that, within two years, every person aged between 16 and 24 will have the opportunity to study; take up an apprenticeship, job or work experience; or participate in formal volunteering or enterprise opportunity.

Read the Positive Futures: Employment, Skills and Learning Report here.