Transition in Scotland Progress – Recommendation 5

Early Service Leaver pilot scheme

The Scottish Government and the Third Sector should consider piloting a Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme aimed at Early Service Leavers.

2019 SVC evaluation of status:

Implemented, but work should continue

2019 update provided by the Scottish Government:

The Scottish Government is providing funding of at least £6.1 million in 2018/19 for Phase 8 of the Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) employability programme. This programme has a specific focus on the Early Service Leavers and since 2016 there have been 28 veterans starting on the programme.

2020 SVC evaluation of status:

Fully implemented

2020 update provided by the Scottish Government:

The pilot has now completed, and Early Service Leavers and veterans are eligible for support through CJS.

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