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 Benevolence services.

Stars Rally for Veteran Employment

Joanna Lumley, Ray Winstone and Richard Wilson are some of the celebrities starring in three short films promoting military veteran employment.
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OA Supports Poppy Appeal Launch

Today thousands of volunteers will stand on street corners across the UK, asking the public to support the Poppy Appeal.
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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.
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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

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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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

  • Research to Find the Right Career, by Ben Keene

    Ben Keene, from Escape the City, shares his top tips. Researching career paths is important, but it is vital to act on your findings. First ask yourself, what did you like about being in ...

    16th November 2017
  • Why the Poppy Appeal Matters

    Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Fiona Jackson, OA Career Consultant, reflects on what the Poppy Appeal means to her. What does Remembrance Sunday mean to you? Remembrance Sunday is a time for deep personal reflection. I always ...

    8th November 2017
  • Prepare for Your New Career

    The OA interviewed Ben Keene and Skye Robertson, from Escape the City, about changing careers. Here are some of their thoughts. About Escape the City Escape the City is a global career change community for people who want ...

    7th November 2017

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