Scottish Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting both our Armed Forces community and our business community. The Scottish Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (SVETS) is a unique, collaborative new programme providing a recruitment and advice service to employers, and an employment, training and education service to veterans. Delivered in partnership with Veterans Scotland and SaluteMyJob, a specialist provider of veterans’ services, SVETS is designed to enable employers’ access to ex-military talent, address skills shortages and help drive businesses forward.

SVETS helps bridge the gap and overcome barriers between employers and ex-military jobseekers by:

  • Supporting employers’ implementation of ex-military and/ or reservist programmes
  • Translating the knowledge, skills and experience of ex-forces personnel into the language of commercial employers
  • Educating and training hiring managers and HR business partners to identify the most suitable roles within their organisation
  • Sourcing high quality, qualified ex-forces candidates who will succeed in both role and organisation
  • Conducting online assessments of candidates using technology and tools provided by IBM

Additionally, SVETS offers a range of bespoke services to help employers to define, implement and measure structured ex-forces and/or Reservist programmes, and to develop and maintain commercial capabilities where the knowledge and skills of ex-forces can add the greatest value.

SVETS helps bridge the gap and overcome barriers between employers and ex-military jobseekers by:

  • Advise on staff development training programmes such as Modern Apprenticeships, in partnership with Forth Valley College and YouTrain.
  • Access leadership and resilience training for trainee or existing team leaders and managers, via Leadership in Practice and Executive Stretch
  • Offer support to staff who are Reservists or who wish to join the Reserves, in partnership with SaBRE.
  • Support volunteering work placements and employability skills in partnership with Volunteer Scotland and The Wise Group
  • Provide advice on assistance with training costs, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and Job Centre Plus

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