Championing officers’ distinct abilities to meet the challenges of business and society

We exist to help officers find employment and to relieve hardship amongst those who have held a Commission in the Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are facing an uncertain level of disruption. Our main priority is to work as effectively as we can while keeping staff, beneficiaries, volunteers and job seekers safe and well. We are following government advice and most of us are now working from home.

We are here to assist you and will be using technology to ensure we keep in touch as we work to continue our services.

Career consultations, CV and LinkedIn reviews, and OA events will all run remotely. We will continue to publish our twice-weekly newsletter to keep you updated and to bring you the latest job opportunities.

We are working alongside other case working charities to provide as much of our grants and welfare service as possible. Our caseworkers can no longer make home visits, but they can start the process of providing help over the telephone.

Please keep in touch with us through our regular channels and look after yourselves and your families.

For officers

Transitioning from a military to a civilian career brings particular challenges.

We support you through this change to help you achieve sustainable employment in a role that feels right and takes into account your individual circumstances, aspirations and skills.

We partner with you to help you prepare for the challenges of civilian employment.

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For employers

We know and understand officers. We know the value of their skills and military training.

We work with employers to help you understand how best to recruit officers and the benefits of doing so.

We match proven ex-military experience into the critical skills you need for your business and organisation.

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For families

We believe those who have served, and their families, should have someone who understands their background and individual needs especially when facing challenging times.

We provide confidential and tailored support to help former officers and their families through difficult times.

Access to advice and financial support when you need it the most.

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Support our Work

Every officer and their family should have access to the right support to help them thrive in civilian life.

We exist to help officers and reservists find employment and to provide advice and financial support to relieve hardship amongst those who have held a commission in the Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

We receive no government funding and rely on our work with employers and financial support from stakeholders to offer OA services to those who qualify.

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Wayne's Story

Sharon served her country and always cared for people. When she died, her husband was left to raise their young son. This is his story.


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