Veterans face ‘branding issue’

Senior military officers, business leaders, civil servants and politicians gathered at the headquarters of Deloitte today, to discuss the employment barriers and ‘brand issues’ faced by armed forces veterans. The Veterans Work Consortium, consisting of Deloitte, the Forces in Mind Trust (FIMT) and the Officers’ Association (OA), used the gathering of policymakers to release new […]

21st January 2020

OA Webinar – Opportunities in the London Insurance Market

This webinar looks at the diverse opportunities in the London Insurance Market open to service leavers, often with help from the Lloyd’s Military Network (LMN). We are joined by Ben Howell, Consultant at r10 and LMN committee member, and Alesi Stalley, Project Manager at the Lloyd’s Corporation, who will give an introduction into Commercial Insurance, […]

16th January 2020

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 transition is inevitable; there are so many variables to consider including location, salary, lifestyle, role, sector, family……the list […]

10th January 2020

Rowing the Atlantic: To Pastures, and Oceans, New

Major Saf Greenwood was commissioned 12th December 2008 and twelve years later, will cross the start line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – the ‘World’s Toughest Row’ – as one half of the female pair “Tideway Odyssey” raising money for two youth charities: London Youth Rowing and Youth Sport Trust. Saf will be leaving […]

19th December 2019

My Transition Story – Matthew Raeside

Former Royal Navy officer Matthew Raeside shares his transition story and how he decided on his new career, with the help of the OA. Leaving the Royal Navy at the 6-year point and moving to the City had always been part of my ‘master plan’. What I hadn’t accounted for was how quickly the 5-year […]

26th November 2019

Veterans’ Charity highlights civilian roles for officers at key employment event

The Officers’ Association (OA) is to provide a complete day of networking, industry know-how and insight from employers for serving, transitioning and former officers to help improve their chances of finding civilian jobs. Hosted by BT, the Officers’ Employment Forum will focus on increasing employability in civilian life and aims to deliver a combination of […]

14th November 2019

This Remembrance Week let us encourage all employers to champion our veterans

The new Office for Veterans’ Affairs can be an ideal vehicle to communicate the benefits of employing ex-forces personnel, but it requires strong cross-party support, argues Lee Holloway, Chief Executive of the Officers’ Association. This week we will take time to reflect 0upon the ultimate sacrifice that men and women have made in the conflicts […]

OA Webinar – Articulating Your Value to Get The Role You Want

How are the skills you have acquired over a number of years relevant to a career outside the military? You might be thinking about your next career and feeling nervous or apprehensive about what direction to take. You have already done some amazing things; led people, taken on many different jobs, worked in all sorts of […]

13th November 2019

Using military skills to start your own business

Around six percent of the nation’s small businesses are owned by veterans, with this figure set to increase as self-employment becomes an increasingly popular career choice for those leaving the military… Travel company Trailfinders, property giant RE/MAX, logistics behemoth FedEx, and web-hosting experts GoDaddy. Not organisations that one would consider natural bedfellows, but there is […]

8th November 2019

OA Webinar – City Veterans’ Network

The City Veterans’ Network (CVN) brings together veteran networks within firms across the City, and Financial Services in the UK, to share best practice on employing ex-Service personnel and reservists. The Network provides a forum where issues impacting veterans & Service leavers can be debated in confidence, and where activities aimed at enhancing veteran activity […]

28th October 2019

Network Your Way to a Successful Transition

Mention the word ‘networking’ to some people and they will dismiss it as business jargon used by highly paid executive types, but in reality it’s highly likely that you are doing it already, especially if you are approaching a career change… Most of us reach out to friends, colleagues and acquaintances from time to time, […]

17th October 2019

My Transition Story – Nicholas Wheatley

HSBC are running their first regional Insight & Networking day in Sheffield, 7th November 2019. Ahead of this event, we catch up with former Army officer Nicholas Wheatley, now part of HSBC’s Military Network, as he discusses his experiences working in Financial Services. Transition overview: I served 8 years in the British Army and 5 […]

29th October 2019

Goldman Sachs Veterans’ Integration Programme

The Goldman Sachs Veterans’ Webinar is designed to provide potential applicants with information about Goldman Sachs, our career opportunities and the 2020 Veterans Integration Program (VIP), which runs in the first quarter of the year. The webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from VIP alumni and members of the Goldman Sachs EMEA Veterans […]

9th October 2019

BlackRock Veterans’ Internship Programme

Former officers from across the Armed Forces share their experiences of transitioning to a career at BlackRock. We discuss the process of applying and interviewing for the BlackRock Veterans’ Internship. Some of the most recent interns talk about the internship and their route to securing a full time role. We will also provide additional information […]

My Military Transition Story – Meri Mayhew

My name is Meri Mayhew. I joined the RAF in 1989 and served as an Air Traffic Control Officer until 2003. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the RAF, particularly the interesting and varied roles, the camaraderie and the social life. A professional highlight was my tour in Afghanistan, running day-to-day air traffic operations at […]

27th September 2019

OnBoarding Officers into Non Executive Directorship

Retiring officers’ leadership skills are unquestionable and their decision-making acumen is exemplary, but how is this translated into board level roles within the commercial world? This webinar provides insight into a Non-Executive Director role and accounts for all aspirations; the challenges of a listed substantial organisation, an owner managed or family-owned company or indeed in […]

25th September 2019

Are You Ready To Govern, Assure And Advocate?

Your military career has provided you with significant experience of operational, strategic, and people management matters – all of which are valued by civilian employers – but have you considered a role that allows you to influence the direction and impact of an entire organisation? According to the 1991 Cadbury Report, non-executive directors “should bring […]

20th September 2019

Opportunities with Tesco Technology

Tesco Technology are actively looking for officers to fill their current vacancies. In this webinar you will learn more about what Tesco Technology do, the types of roles available, and how you can successfully navigate the application and recruitment process. We will be joined by Scott Dalton, recruiter with Tesco Technology, who will help you […]

12th September 2019

My Transition Story – James Brown

James Brown, former Army Captain, joined us in April for our Project Management Workshop in Newcastle where we heard from Nexus, TSG Marine and Faithful+Gould. He has recently secured a role as Senior Project Manager with Faithful+Gould, following meaningful connections made at the event. Can you tell us a bit about your military career? I […]

9th September 2019

My Journey through Military Transition

Former RAF Officer Joseph Leung tells the OA of his transition story and how he decided on his new career with the help of the OA. By far the hardest part of choosing a new career was not having a clue what I wanted to do. It was much easier listing what I didn’t want […]

23rd August 2019