19th October: Networking Masterclass – Newcastle

Become a great networker in one hour - A 60 minute masterclass packed full of instantly usable tips and techniques, followed by two hours of actual networking to practice your newly acquired skills!
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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  

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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   


  • Managing Change in the Third Sector – Paul Boissier

    “If this doesn’t work out – sack me!” Probably not the least ‘risk averse’ statement you could declare to your team of trustees in a new role. But as Paul Boissier has learnt, self belief ...

    29th September 2016
    Paul Boissier
  • Transition Story: Networking and helping others along the way

    Sophy Gardner served in the Royal Air Force for 20 years. Having made the decision to leave in 2011, she started her own business and has since worked on a variety of contracts, mainly with ...

    23rd September 2016
  • A Day in Life of… A Consultant Project Manager

    Murray Bryant is a Project Manager at Capgemini, working for a utilities company as part of the organisation’s Programme Leadership & Change division. Here is what a typical ‘Day in Life’ of a consultant project manager ...

    14th September 2016