Ex-forces personnel might need some initial support when entering the job market, but employer misconceptions and outdated ideas about veteran’s abilities means businesses are missing out on great talent.
A recent study by Barclays Bank showed that too many UK employers are still unappreciative of those who have served in the military. Despite their wide-ranging skillsets and strong work ethics, we continue to hear about ex-forces members struggling to make the transition to “civvy street” and to find a suitable job role. Given the increased skills shortage that is currently experienced by employers in Scotland and the UK, this is an issue to be tackled.
At the root of the problem are misconceptions and outdated perceptions about what military people are like which results in an inherent fear amongst employers of offering positions to ex-forces personnel.