Recommendations from Transition in Scotland, 2015

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Extending "Opportunities for All' programme

The Scottish Government should consider introducing flexibility to relax the age restrictions, extending the eligibility for criteria within ‘Opportunities for All’ for Early Service Leavers.

Scottish Government update, 2019

The age eligibility relating to ‘Opportunities for All’ has been extended up to the age of 29.

Scottish Government update, 2020

Work has continued throughout 2020 and recommendation has now been assessed as fully met.

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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.

Scottish Government update, 2019

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.

Scottish Government update, 2020

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

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Modern Apprenticeships

The Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland should consider actively promoting Modern Apprenticeships to Early Service Leavers and to their potential employers.

Scottish Government update, 2019

This is continuing but has largely been superseded by later initiatives. In 2017, we published “Seven things you need to know about Scottish Apprenticeships”. Scottish Apprenticeship week (SAW) is held annually and is used to showcase what is on offer across the employment spectrum in Scotland to both employers and those interested in Apprenticeships.

A dedicated webpage for veterans was launched on My World of Work (My WoW) during SAW 2018. Skills Development Scotland and the Careers Transition Partnership are also promoting Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships to Early Service Leavers, veterans and their families.

Scottish Government update, 2020

Work has continued throughout 2020 and recommendation has now been assessed as fully met.

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Veterans and Families Research Institute

The Scottish Government should engage with the Veterans and Families Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University to help identify evidence needs and ensure research into transition in Scotland is also included in future programmes.

Scottish Government update, 2019

Officials have met representatives from Anglia Ruskin. In addition the Scottish Government continues to engage with organisations which conduct research on Transition – for example the Forces in Mind Trust and the Families Federations.

Scottish Government update, 2020

Work has continued throughout 2020 and recommendation has now been assessed as fully met.

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