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The latest employment opportunities, vocational training updates, event details and resettlement-related news for Service leavers at any stage of their transition from the military to civilian life.

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Applying for a role with Scottish Councils

Applying for a role with Scottish Councils

The local authorities in Scotland employ a total of 242,000 people in Scotland and in some areas of the country are the main employer in that region. There are a wide range of employment opportunities with the councils ranging from teachers, support functions, housing, building services, mechanical and leadership roles.
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What is a Civilian Work Attachment?

What is a Civilian Work Attachment?

A CWA is a great way for Service leavers to gain sector specific work experience prior to leaving the Forces is by using some or all of your Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT) allowance to complete a period of work experience with a civilian employer.
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The Value of Mentoring

The Value of Mentoring

Mentoring during transition can be an invaluable way of honing your military skills, knowledge and experience for the civilian labour market and augment your CV with a recent activity aligned with your career goals.
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Personal Development and How to Plan for Success

Personal Development and How to Plan for Success

Although ‘Personal Development’ seems to be a phrase that is used extensively in lots of different aspects of our lives, the truth is very few people actually understand what it is, why it’s important or how to use the concept to achieve their personal goals. Here is our brief guide on how to start your lifelong journey of personal development by implementing your very own personal development plan!
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Mistakes not to make at interview

Mistakes not to make at interview

You may have read a wealth of advice on how to conduct yourself at interview; how to dress, what to bring, what to do and how to say things - but have you thought about what behaviours you should avoid?
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Do you need a CV in the age of LinkedIn?

Do you need a CV in the age of LinkedIn?

It's important to understand how CVs and LinkedIn are different job search tools. Each has its own purpose and place, and as a job seeker it is important to know what that place is.
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Tips for a Telephone Interview

Tips for a Telephone Interview

Initial interviews by telephone are more common than they used to be. It's a way to screen candidates in the initial stages of a recruitment campaign. The recruiter may just be looking for a confident manner and intelligent responses to some set questions. Read our tips on how to be successful at your next telephone interview.
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Attending a Networking Event

Attending a Networking Event

You’re looking for a job, and you’ve heard “network, network, network!” more times than you can possibly count. So, you bit the bullet and signed up for a meet-and-mingle networking event in your field.
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CV Tips: 6 Steps to Translate your Military Skills for a Civilian Employer

CV Tips: 6 Steps to Translate your Military Skills for a Civilian Employer

The Armed Forces equips Service leavers with a wealth of transferrable skills and valuable experience. But what do employers really want to hear? How can you give yourself the best chances of securing an interview? Read our tips on translating your military experience for a civilian employer.
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What are 'Live Chats' and how will they benefit you?

What are 'Live Chats' and how will they benefit you?

Live chat gives you the opportunity to speak directly with key employers via text chat on the CTP website – all chats take place over a two hour time period and are advertised in advance on the CTP Events calendar.
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Learn more with Internships

Learn more with Internships

If you are unsure on what an internship is, how they differ from apprenticeships and Civilian Work Attachments (CWA) and how they can benefit you in your career, read this article to find out more.
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