Transition in Scotland Progress – Recommendation 6

Incentives for employers

The Scottish Government, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, Local Authorities and the Third Sector, should consider options to extend recruitment incentives so that they encourage employers to recruit Early Service Leavers.

2019 SVC evaluation of status:

Partially implemented

2019 update provided by the Scottish Government:

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), which delivers the programme on behalf of Scottish Government, works closely with veterans organisations including Poppyscotland’s Employment team, RFEA/CTP Future Horizons, Veterans Scotland, ASAP, Employable and many more to promote the Community Jobs Scotland opportunities to early service leavers.

2020 SVC evaluation of status:

Partially implemented

2020 update provided by the Scottish Government:

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), which delivers the programme on behalf of Scottish Government, works closely with veterans organisations including Poppyscotland’s Employment team, RFEA/CTP Future Horizons, Veterans Scotland, ASAP, Employable and many more to promote the Community Jobs Scotland opportunities to Early Service Leavers. CJS is now business as usual and Early Service Leavers and veterans are eligible for support through CJS.

No One Left Behind offers a flexible, person-centred employability support to those who are furthest from the labour market, helping them to progress through the Employability Pipeline towards obtaining sustainable work. There is no timescale for eligibility therefore unemployed veterans would be eligible from day one.


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