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

  • Preparing for transition – Get CV Ready

    As you prepare for transition your CV should be front and centre in your thinking. This concise document is incredibly important – it is your shop window, your sales pitch, and your conduit to job ...

    7th February 2020
    Preparing for transition – Get CV Ready
  • Why Franchising? Q&A with Utilitrack’s Gerard Duggan

    Gerard joined Utilitrack after owning his own business for 25 years; at the time his only experience of the utilities sector was paying gas and electric bills. Utilitrack were not swayed by the lack of ...

    4th February 2020
    Why Franchising? Q&A with Utilitrack's Gerard Duggan
  • From Deployment to Employment at UBS

    Katie Lavin served for 8 years in the Royal Artillery and now works at UBS, having been successfully recruited onto the UBS Ex-Forces Associate Recruitment Programme. What did you learn from the career transition process? Uncertainty in ...

    10th January 2020
    From Deployment to Employment at UBS