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  • 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 ...

    8th November 2019
    Using military skills to start your own business
  • 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 ...

    29th October 2019
    My Transition Story - Nicholas Wheatley
  • 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 ...

    17th October 2019
    Network Your Way to a Successful Transition
  • 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 ...

    27th September 2019
    My Military Transition Story - Meri Mayhew
  • 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 ...

    20th September 2019
    Are You Ready To Govern, Assure And Advocate?
  • 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 ...

    9th September 2019
    My Transition Story - James Brown
  • 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 ...

    23rd August 2019
    My Journey through Military Transition
  • 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 ...

    22nd August 2019
    Be Positive, Be Confident and Be Yourself - The McKinsey Insight Day
  • 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 ...

    22nd August 2019
    Quilter's launches trainee programme for Service Leavers
  • 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 – ...

    19th August 2019
    Careers Insights: The hidden power of networking
  • 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 ...

    13th August 2019
    My voyage of discovery in the corporate world
  • 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 ...

    8th August 2019
    Research: The more information you have, the better decisions you make
  • 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, ...

    31st July 2019
    Becoming a Bursar – My Experience
  • Working at Citi Group – A veteran’s point of view

    Laurence Whittingham spent 7 years in The Queen’s Royal Lancers, based in Catterick. Over the course of his career he completed two tours of Afghanistan, an exchange with the Australian ...

    22nd July 2019
    Working at Citi Group - A veteran's point of view
  • Researching online for the right role

    James Vangucci, Recruitment Manager for Tesco Technology, gives his top tips to help you find the right role… There are so many online platforms that claim to be the best place ...

    18th July 2019
    Researching online for the right role
  • The perfect job search preparation for officers

    Did you know that as a commissioned officer you are eligible for free careers consultations with one of our expert advisers at any point in your career? These confidential sessions are ...

    14th June 2019
    The perfect job search preparation for officers
  • Officers have the skills to succeed at Highways England

    Highways England will be running an Insight Day for military officers on 17th June. We catch up with Natalie Jones, Talent Specialist at Highways England, to find out why this ...

    11th June 2019
    Officers have the skills to succeed at Highways England
  • How Veterans Can Become Consultants

    Rob Whittle, founder of the niche management consultancy JPTS ltd and an Infantry Officer, shares his thoughts. Consultancy in its purest form is helping a person or organisation with solving a ...

    14th May 2019
    How Veterans Can Become Consultants
  • What is the commercial value of being creative?

    Increasingly businesses want creative thinkers but what does this mean for former officers? June MacMahon, Principal of Forces Media Academy (FMA), shares her insight on this topic. You may not consider ...

    16th April 2019
    What is the commercial value of being creative?
  • How is work changing and how do you prepare for this?

    Will Hogg is a former Army officer and founder of Kinetic Consulting, which helps businesses to improve performance. He shares his views on how to adapt as the world of ...

    14th March 2019
    How is work changing and how do you prepare for this?
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