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Careers support for military veterans with a disability

Open University and other online resources

Lots of organisations offer online resources to help and support veterans looking for work - we've listed many of them here, along with Open University links which all students can access.

In addition to online resources, your local Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Job Centre and Job Centre Plus should be able to offer specific advice from an Armed Forces Champion and/or Disability Adviser.

Open University online resources

As an OU student you have access to all of the resources offered by the Careers and Employability Service, your Student Support Team and our full range of topics available in the Help Centre. We've listed some specific articles that may be of particular use to you here.

Military career programmes and schemes

There are many companies who run programmes specifically for military veterans and/or target military veterans in their recruitment. These links will take you to those organisations' websites.

Setting up your own business

The following links may be helpful if you're a veteran who is considering starting your own business.

  • Be the Boss

    Help with setting up a business for veterans

  • Heropreneurs

    A charity that helps current and former service personnel start their own businesses

General sources of help

These links will take you to organisations offering general advice and help for veterans, many of them include specialist help regarding careers and employability.

  • The Forces Employment Charity

    Information, advice and help for veterans around employment, job fairs and support

  • Careers Transition Partnership

    Includes resettlement guides, industry guides, vacancies and job fairs

  • Veteran Employment

    Sources of help for veterans including mentoring, employment support and vacancies. Also has information on the Veterans Employment Transition Support Programme

  • Poppy Scotland

    Career support services to military veterans based in Scotland, including opportunities for training grants if from a low-income household

  • Walking with the wounded

    A military charity providing employment programme opportunities to unemployed veterans and specialist career support and programmes for veterans living with mental health conditions

  • Veteran Owned

    Directory of veteran owned organisations - also good portal for networking

  • Salute My Job

    Vacancies, offer advice and work with employers

  • Veterans Gateway

    General contact for organisations supporting veterans

  • Veteran Employment Events

    Events and insight days for veterans

  • Officers Association

    Employment support and networking events for ex-officers

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