Civil Service Great Place to Work for Veterans scheme
The Great Place to Work for Veterans scheme aims to encourage more veterans to join the Civil Service when they leave the armed forces. When a veteran opts into the scheme and meets the minimum criteria, they’ll progress to the next stage for most vacancies – whether that’s an interview or an online test.
Continue serving the public long after your military service ends
Roles within the scheme are available at grades, functions and professions across the Civil Service. Watch this short video to find out more.
About the scheme
The Great Place to Work for Veterans scheme is designed to encourage more veterans to join the Civil Service when they leave the armed forces, ensuring the Civil Service benefits from the wide-range of skills and talents in the armed forces community.
As part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to those who served, this is an opt-in recruitment scheme which allows former members of the armed forces who meet the minimum criteria to progress to the next level with their application for most vacancies - whether that’s an interview or an online test. All appointments will continue to be made on merit.
Being a veteran is my sense of identity, my status as a veteran will never go away. I've brought the high standards and values I learned in the military to my role in the Department for Transport.
Applying for a job
When applying for a role through Civil Service Jobs, applicants will be prompted to enter whether they are eligible for the Great Place to Work Initiative by confirming that they served in the armed forces.
The addition of this scheme will further open up a broad range of exciting opportunities in the Civil Service, alongside existing schemes such as the Going Forward Into Employment Programme.
It is hoped that this initiative will see more ex-servicemen and women continue their public service, bringing their unique skills and experience to roles across the Civil Service.
Here you will find plenty of information to support you in your journey – from finding the right job for you, understanding how to apply, submitting your application, assessme
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