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Supporting Veterans into Work

People who have had a past career in the military have a wealth of experience and skills which are not always recognised by potential employers. To encourage businesses and organisations to understand the benefits of employing veterans Business in the Community has developed a toolkit.  The new toolkit was  written in partnership with military recruitment specialists, Salute My Job.

 The toolkit includes advice on how to:

  • Inspire and prepare veterans for civilian life
  • Create recruitment processes that are friendly and accessible to veterans
  • Create a supportive culture that helps to retain, develop and progress military talent within business

The toolkit was launched on Tuesday by   Veterans Minister  in the Scottish Government, Keith Brown.

Keith Brown said:

“I am delighted to launch this toolkit which aims to help those who may not have considered employing veterans before. Employers can benefit from the extensive range of skills and experience veterans can offer and this toolkit could help companies recruit and retain talented veterans. It offers employers real working examples of best practice and outlines how they can enhance their offering to veterans.”

“I hope that the toolkit will encourage businesses across Scotland to recognise the positive contribution veterans can make to their workforce – those of whom we ask so much, deserve nothing less.”

Mark Bevan, Director of Business in the Community Scotland said:

“We are proud to be working with the Scottish Government, SaluteMyJob and responsible businesses to promote an employment programme which supports returning servicemen and women into long-term civilian careers.”

The toolkit can be downloaded here Employing Veterans Toolkit

 

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