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

Be Positive, Be Confident and Be Yourself – The McKinsey Insight Day

On Friday 21st June, the OA partnered with McKinsey to hold an insight day for serving and former military personnel to learn about the work they do and what it means to be a consultant. McKinsey also shared practical tips on the application process. Overview of McKinsey McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting […]

22nd August 2019

Quilter’s launches trainee programme for Service Leavers

Lauren Ashworth, Recruitment Manager with Quilter Financial Advisers School, met Service leavers at the launch of Quilter’s fast-track financial advisers programme. Sitting around the table with 5 military personnel, looking for their next career move, I was struck by their nervousness around this next phase of their careers. I mean, to me, these individuals had […]

Careers Insights: The hidden power of networking

Whether you are seeking a transition into your ideal civilian role, or are already in a job trying to expand your business, face-to-face networking can be your secret weapon – but you need to do it effectively. It may be tempting to think that you can just turn up to a networking event, chat to […]

19th August 2019

My voyage of discovery in the corporate world

Former British Army Officer Faith Zeal tells the OA of her personal transition story and how she decided on her new career. “Why did you join the Army?” is the most frequently asked question throughout my professional career to date. I hope not due to any perceived inadequacies, but rather interest in the motivations of […]

13th August 2019

Research: The more information you have, the better decisions you make

Karen Munro is an independent Career Coach, passionate about working with clients to enable them to make informed career choices. With so many recruitment agencies out there and massive online recruiters like Indeed and TotalJobs, is it really necessary to research the job market yourself? Don’t they do all the hard work for you so […]

8th August 2019

Becoming a Bursar – My Experience

Chris Way presented at our recent Military Vs Civilian Management seminar, where we explored the nuances of civilian management roles for Service leavers. Chris left the military some time ago, and has since established a rewarding career as a School Bursar. Here is his story. How long was your military career? I joined the RAF […]

31st July 2019