Education & Training

Finding a job can be one of the hardest parts of leaving the Armed Forces. Approaching the job market is a challenging task for veterans and their spouses. If you feel you need additional training or education to boost your skills and improve your chances of getting a job, there are various services available to help you.

Training and education can improve your chances of securing sustainable employment. There are schemes and organisations that can help you transfer your service skills to the civilian job market.   

Help to access training or further education

Improving your skills and getting back into education can significantly improve your chances of securing meaningful employment in civilian life.

Find out more about training and further education.

Financial support with training and further education

Improving your skills can be essential to help you succeed on the job market and give you a cutting edge. If you need financial support to pay for your education and training, there is help out there.

Support is available from both charitable organisations and the government.

Find out more about what financial support is available.


Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to the Armed Forces community living in Scotland, including Reservists.

Poppyscotland offer a range of Employment Services to help beneficiaries and their dependants develop their professional skills through education and training.

Learn more about Poppyscotland and the support they can offer.

Employment Grants

Finding a job can be one of the hardest parts of leaving the Armed Forces. The Legion can support you to receive funding for additional training or education.

Find out more about the Employment Grants that could be available to you.

RFEA –The Forces Employment Charity

RFEA provide education and training to service leavers and veterans.

All working age veterans in the UK are eligible for support. RFEA work with other organisations such as Walking With The Wounded to deliver their service.

Find out more about RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity.

Skills Health Check

The Skills Health Check is a set of quizzes and activities designed to help job seekers explore their skills, interests and motivations.

Visit the National Careers Service website to complete the quizzes.

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