Report calls for employers to recognise the benefits of veterans to UK businesses

Research published by the Officers’ Association, Deloitte and Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), reveals a ‘stark disconnect between the rhetoric and the reality’ of veteran employment.
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13th December: Officers’ Association Employment Symposium – London

Join us for our national Employment Services Symposium, at Deloitte’s London headquarters, December 13th, 2016
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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 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...

Employment

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!

Benevolence

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   

Blog

  • How to demonstrate commercial awareness to an employer

    It’s not easy to define ‘commercial awareness’ however it’s a skill that more and more employers are demanding across every sector, not just in business and finance. When faced with an interview question that asks ...

    29th November 2016
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  • 12 CV tips that work

    Although networking and LinkedIn continue to challenge traditional ways of finding work, the CV still remains a crucial document for any individual searching for work – one that has potential to say so much, or ...

    25th November 2016
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  • Networking Blog – Overcome that fear of nobody wanting to talk to you

    Helen Birchall spent 20 years as an Officer in the Royal Signals. Her main reason for leaving was that she felt she had achieved everything she wanted to do in the military – having completed ...

    11th November 2016
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