SaluteMyJob hosts valuable discussion to consider the formation of a a Scottish Enterprise Approach to Transition

Managing Director Andrew Jackson with Maurice Corry MSP, Convenor of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group for the Armed Forces & Veterans

Managing Director Andrew Jackson with Maurice Corry MSP, Convenor of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group for the Armed Forces & Veterans

SaluteMyJob, as one of the founders of  The Scottish Veterans' Employment and Training Service (SVETS), hosted a working seminar to consider the formation of a Scottish Enterprise Approach to Transition on Wednesday. (April 24th)

Charlie Wallace, the Scottish Veterans' Commissioner (SVC) opened the seminar at The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh, with his observations from his first six months in the role.

Representatives from Scottish employers and charities attended the event, where the aim of the seminar was to explore the appetite for and feasibility of a collaborative, employer-led ‘public-private partnership’ to support the delivery of the SVC’s recommendations on employment of veterans and the Government’s ‘Strategy for our Veterans’ in Scotland.

SaluteMyJob believes Scotland might be the best place to test a collaborative public-private approach to transition or skills partnership. SVETS and employers have previously offered to work together to implement some of the SVC's recommendations but activity has been delayed pending strategic direction. This is now in place with the UK and Scottish Government's Veterans' Strategy.

Managing Director of SaluteMyJob, Andrew Jackson, said: “The seminar proved to be a valuable working discussion about how employers and agencies might work together in a way that adds value to existing activity. In particular, the group saw an opportunity to capture and share opportunities (including placements) Scottish employers were willing to offer with the Armed Forces community and help match them to suitably qualified applicants. The group agreed to reconvene to discuss next steps once they had taken the views of other stakeholders.”

If you would like to find out more or be a part of the proposed collaborative partnership, contact Andrew Jackson, at andrew@salutemyjob.com