Military Leavers

Ex-military personnel are a trusted resource with a wide range of transferable skill sets.

Being able to align a military CV to job vacancies in the industry can sometimes be challenging , therefore the use of the OPITO Skills Connect tool will prove invaluable for those sourcing applicants.Equally, military personnel will be able to concentrate their applications to roles that their skills set matches and therefore preventing misguided expectation.

Military related organisations also offer recruitment and consultancy service – either low cost or free of charge.

OPITO, the skills organisation for oil & gas, has created the ‘Skills Connect’ online tool which allows military personnel and industry HR/recruitment/agencies to correlate the transferrable skills to industry roles and vice versa.

The tool also highlights projected skills gaps between the roles to enable users to visually see areas for training.

The Career Transition Partnership has a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management, which provides resettlement and employment services to personnel leaving the military in the UK.Through the ‘Right Job’ boards and role matching tool, the CTP can provide candidates for any organisation.

Various organisations, such as Subsea UK and NOF Energy, put on targeted careers fairs for employers which are specifically for military leavers’.


Oil & Gas Skills Navigator is supported by:

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC)
DECOM North Sea
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Offshore Contractors Association (OCA)
Oil & Gas UK
Skills for Energy
Subsea UK