OA joins Veterans’ Gateway to provide help and support for the Officer community

The OA are delighted to be part of an expert network of organisations that will help to support the Armed Forces community across the UK and overseas. Veterans’ Gateway will be the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support and aims to make finding the right support easier and quicker – […]

4th April 2017

An Insight into a Global Company – Siemens UK

Personnel from Siemens speak about their functions and typical roles. Siemens have recruited heavily for technicians in the past and are now focusing on mid-level to management roles. This webinar will explore these opportunities in more detail.   Areas include: Rail systems (maintenance of rolling stock) Rail automation (signalling) also including Rail IT (telecoms) Electrification (smaller […]

14th February 2017

CV Myths and Realities

With the overwhelming amount of information out there on what you should and should not do when creating your CV, it can be difficult to know where to start. This webinar is designed to get you back to the basics of structuring your CV and to look at how it fits in to modern job […]

31st January 2017

The Liquid List – London, Salisbury, Portsmouth and The Midlands

In business, ‘people buy people’ so the only way they can do that is to meet you at networking event, at a job interview or when you have arranged a meeting through personal contact. It follows that you MUST develop the skills to enable employers to ‘buy you’. That is why The List has been […]

27th February 2017

Midlands Military Meet (M3) – Networking (Tri-Services) Birmingham Area

Midlands Military Meet (M3) is a new networking group in the Birmingham area. The group meets on the first Thursday of every quarter for relaxed and informal networking.If you are leaving the Services or alternatively want to support those that are, you are welcome to attend the meetings. Networking is an essential aspect of resettlement […]

25th January 2017

A Career in Wealth Management

For this webinar we met with Old Mutual Wealth for an introduction to the Wealth Management sector and the opportunities available for those considering a career in this area. We also hear about Old Mutual Wealth’s new Financial Adviser School and the career and role of a Financial Adviser.   Watch the webinar:  

8th November 2016

Management of Risk – Essential Commercial Skills Series – BMC

  As the world continues to change at a rapid pace, it is becoming essential to take the time to invest in your professional development whether you’re in the services, making the transition, or in civilian employment. This Management of Risk webinar is designed to give you a taster for the framework of risk management […]

18th October 2016

OA Networking Series Comes to the Oval – Bring Your Pitch to the Pitch!

As part of the OA Connect series we are hosting our first London Networking Evening at The Kia Oval cricket stadium, Vauxhall on 26th October. This event will bring together serving and retired officers, OA supporters and key employers from across the UK and will provide the opportunity to build connections, share knowledge and benefit […]

17th August 2016

Networking Matters in Transition – OA Connect Events

Over 70% of service leavers get their jobs from networking which makes it vital for those transitioning into and sustaining a civilian career. The OA Connect Events have been created to give serving and former military officers, along with employers, regular opportunities to meet and connect. This will enable service leavers to grow their network […]

25th July 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Senior Project Manager

Noel Brown was an Officer in the Royal Engineers, training at Sandhurst in 2004/05. He experienced a variety of roles during his time in the Royal Engineers, including operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He left in 2013 at the end of his short service commission. Noel spoke to the OA about his journey to […]

26th July 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Recruitment Consultant

Christopher Bradberry is the Talent Acquisition Associate Director for the Talent Team at PageGroup, a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment. He is responsible for finding and sourcing talent to join PageGroup businesses across the UK. PageGroup is an international FTSE 250 business that operates 164 offices across 34 countries. They have several specialist divisions that […]

20th July 2016

The OA Inter-Services Triathlon 2016 – how the pro’s train and how you can get started

Maintaining a healthy, active and well balanced lifestyle is strongly supported by the Officers’ Association. The Grants and Welfare team of the OA promotes this message to the hundreds of beneficiaries using its services each year and advises looking after your diet, fitness, sleep and contentment to help you feel well. The OA also works […]

19th July 2016

Learn More About OA Connect Speaker, Vice Admiral Paul Boissier CB MA MSc, Chief Executive RNLI

The OA are delighted to be joined by Paul Boissier at the forthcoming OA Connect networking evening in Bristol on 20th September. Paul will be speaking to us about his transition from the military as well as the work that the RNLI performs day after day around the coast of the British Isles. He will […]

18th July 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Renewables Consultant

Al Gadney joined the Air Force at the age of seventeen, progressing through the ranks over 27 years to become a Royal Air Force Engineering Officer. After such a long time in the RAF, he was keen for a new challenge. Having studied for an Executive MBA and an MSc in Aircraft Design before leaving […]

12th July 2016

Opportunities for Service Leavers in the land based sector

HighGround is a national charity supporting service leavers, veterans and reservists transition into the land based sector via its 5 day Rural Weeks programme followed by ongoing support from the HighGround Careers Manager . On the 22nd March the OA will be running a webinar with HighGround to explain the programme and talk about the […]

31st May 2016

At your service – The role of the volunteer Hon Rep

John Lewis approached retired Partner and current OA Head of Benevolence, Evelyn Strouts, about an article on the important role of voluntary Honorary Representatives (Hon Reps) in the work of the Officers’ Association. She was joined by Dorothy Jones, also a retired Partner and active Hon Rep for the OA. Here is the article in […]

29th May 2016

Step into Health – Everything You Need To Know

New Career Opportunities Veterans and Military Service Leavers may never have considered a career in the NHS before, however the NHS has in excess of 300 career opportunities, around half of which are non-clinical. It is the largest employer in Europe and is used to taking personnel with no previous experience in healthcare, and supporting […]

28th May 2016

Finance for Non Finance Directors

This webinar introduces some of the concepts, language and topics to help those leaving the forces be more confident in the financial knowledge and experience they need to support their career development. Our speaker, Philip Avery from the Bristol Management Centre, will use real life examples and experiences to demystify the topic and explore some […]

16th February 2016

Understanding the Digital Economy

The webinar is run by Dr Reza Salehnejad, a Teaching Fellow in Economics at Manchester Business School who also teaches on the Advanced Management Achievement Course (AMAC) which is run for officers leaving the Armed Forces. Advances in information technologies and the internet have paved the way for new business models. This webinar gives the […]

17th May 2016

NHS Focus Part 2: Overview of the Step Into Health Programme

This webinar showcases the opportunities that exist on the Step into Health (SiH) programme, an armed forces attachment programme that offers ex-Military access to job opportunities within the NHS.   Watch the webinar:  

12th January 2016