The Office for Veterans’ Affairs says former personnel who apply for civil service roles will be guaranteed the chance to be interviewed.

British military veterans are to receive guaranteed interviews for civil service jobs, beginning later this year. The scheme is being launched by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, which says former personnel who apply for civil service roles will definitely get the chance to be interviewed.

The office says applicants will need to meet what it calls “basic minimum criteria” in order to get an interview. The initiative, which is due to begin in the spring, was first announced in the Conservative Party’s manifesto for the 2019 General Election.

Minister for Defence, People and Veterans, Johnny Mercer, said: “Service personnel are agile, strategic and excellent team players – a guaranteed interview will shine a light on these skills and help boost job prospects.”

Click here to read more on the Forces.net website.