The perfect job search preparation for officers

Did you know that as a commissioned officer you are eligible for free careers consultations with one of our expert advisers at any point in your career?

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How we help

The Officers’ Association works with both serving and former officers and reservists from across the Armed Forces and their families. 

Find out more about our Employment and Grants and Welfare services.

Support and advice for former officers and their dependants

The Officers' Association takes a holistic approach in order to help and support former Officers of the Armed Forces and their dependants on a variety of matters related to Grants and Welfare.
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Careers advice and support for officers 

Whether you are still serving, in transition or a former officer wishing to change career in later life, the OA is able to offer professional, impartial and practical advice on all aspects of transition and employment.
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Employment Services

For officers:

  • One-to-one careers consultations
  • Executive jobs board for officers
  • Workshops and webinars
  • Networking events
  • Professional development

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For employers:
We engage with employers so that they understand how to recruit veterans and are able to recognise the business case for doing so.
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Grants and Welfare

For officers and their dependants:

  • Advice on Statutory Benefits and Adult Social Care
  • Annual Allowance
  • One-off payments for specific household or disability items
  • Grants towards care at home
  • Care home top-up fees
  • Help with legal questions

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Blog

  • My Transition Story – Matthew Raeside

    Former Royal Navy officer Matthew Raeside shares his transition story and how he decided on his new career, with the help of the OA. Leaving the Royal Navy at the 6-year point and moving to the ...

    26th November 2019
    My Transition Story - Matthew Raeside
  • OA Webinar – The Officers’ Employment Forum

    The Officers’ Employment Forum is the must-attend event of the year for any officer considering a career change. Whether you are in transition, coming to the end of your military career or have been in ...

    20th November 2019
    OA Webinar - The Officers' Employment Forum
  • Using military skills to start your own business

    Around six percent of the nation’s small businesses are owned by veterans, with this figure set to increase as self-employment becomes an increasingly popular career choice for those leaving the military… Travel company Trailfinders, property giant ...

    8th November 2019
    Using military skills to start your own business