20th September: OA Networking Evening with Paul Boissier, CEO RNLI – Bristol

Join us on the 20th September for an informal, relaxed and fun evening of networking, reconnect with friends and colleagues, make new connections and establish relationships which will be beneficial now and for the future. Find out more...

26th October: OA Networking Evening – London

This event will bring together serving and retired officers, OA supporters and key employers from across the UK and will provide the opportunity to build connections, share knowledge and benefit from the wealth of talent, and skills of those leaving the military. Find out more...

Support and advice for former officers and their dependants

The Officers' Association takes a holistic approach in order to help and support to former Officers of the Armed Forces and their dependants on a variety of matters related to Benevolence. Find out more...

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. Find out more...


OA Appointments

Do you need help with your transition from the Services? The OA is on hand throughout your entire career, from finding your first job to advising on a change in direction. We can: 

  • provide informal and confidential guidance on your next move
  • give advice on a variety of sectors
  • open up opportunities with our supportive network
  • provide access to roles through our Executive Jobs Board  

Register your details now!


OA Money

Are you looking for help or advice on benefits or accommodation? The OA is here to support officers and their dependants. 

Our Benevolence team can: 

  • provide a friendly and confidential service tailored to your needs
  • help you cope with a wide range of expenses 
  • assist with unexpected general living costs that can occur
  • signpost you to other charities if we can't help   


  • A Day in the Life of… A Change Manager

    Simon Carpenter was in the Coldstream Guards in the Army, where he served for over 18 years. He left after his Company Commander’s tour in 2012. A desire for stability and to spend more time ...

    24th August 2016
    Simon Carpenter - LinkedIn
  • A day in the life of… A Business Development Manager

    Toby Barklem left the army back in 2013 and now works as a consultant and business development manager in the wealth management sector. Here is what a typical Day in the Life for Toby can ...

    15th August 2016
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  • A Day in the Life of… A Senior Project Manager

    Noel Brown was an Officer in the Royal Engineers, training at Sandhurst in 2004/05. He experienced a variety of roles during his time in the Royal Engineers, including operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He ...

    26th July 2016
    Noel Brown