Officers’ Association (OA) Career Consultants will give employment and transition advice to Service Personnel on Forces Radio BFBS.
Every week, Chris Kaye, a presenter for BFBS Catterick will discuss with an OA Career Consultant a different aspect of starting a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. Upcoming topics include coping with the challenge of transition; preparing for interviews and networking. The interview will then be shared across the Forces Network.
Ernie Rowe, Head of Forces Radio BFBS UK, said: “BFBS is committed to giving Service personnel the information they need. For those leaving the Armed Forces, that means having access to relevant career advice. The weekly interviews by the OA will help them to be job-ready in a civilian environment.”
Liz Stevens, Head of Employment Services at the OA, said: “The interviews give our Career Consultants the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with a wider audience. They have supported thousands of Servicemen and women into new careers.”
The interviews are part of the OA’s aim to support transitioning and former officers to achieve a new fulfilling and sustainable career. The charity has a regional office in York, providing confidential, impartial and practical advice on all aspects of transition and employment to the local officer community. Service leavers can access jobs and training opportunities, including employment symposiums, networking events and weekly webinars.