Join us at the Officers' Employment Forum

Join us for the must-attend employment event of the year, for officers at all stages of transition. The Officers' Employment Forum is a complete day of networking, industry insight and expertise for your next civilian role.

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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

  • 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
  • My Transition Story – Nicholas Wheatley

    HSBC are running their first regional Insight & Networking day in Sheffield, 7th November 2019. Ahead of this event, we catch up with former Army officer Nicholas Wheatley, now part of HSBC’s Military Network, as ...

    29th October 2019
    My Transition Story - Nicholas Wheatley
  • Network Your Way to a Successful Transition

    Mention the word ‘networking’ to some people and they will dismiss it as business jargon used by highly paid executive types, but in reality it’s highly likely that you are doing it already, especially if ...

    17th October 2019
    Network Your Way to a Successful Transition