Positive Futures – Employment, Skills and Learning – Recommendation 2

Serving personnel should be prepared by the military for working life beyond Service. This preparation should be built into training and career development programmes and transition thinking. Planning should be introduced early and reinforced throughout military careers and when leaving.
Scottish Government Committed Actions
Scottish Government Progress Update
SVC 2022
1Review current SG information to ensure it is current, accurate and applicable.An updated version of Welcome to Scotland was published in April 2022 following extensive consultation with Military, third sector and public sector organisations to ensure that the guide is both up to date and contains the most important information for personnel and their families ahead of relocation to Scotland.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.
2SG will engage closely with MOD to discuss ways in which planning for transition can be embedded within military training.As part of the MoU with MOD and CTP, SDS continues to engage with Serving personnel on issues relating to career planning, future skills and careers guidance and advice. SDS have also started development of specific skills/awareness e.g. languages and digital skills.
3We will work through SG’s Talent Attraction/Population Strategy to identify whether there may be roles for those not serving in Scotland but intending to settle here.The Talent Attraction and Migration Service for Scotland is progressing into the development phase and is working towards a launch in 2023.

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