Translate your
military skills into
a new career

Helping you find the perfect role

Match your unique skills to the ideal civilian job by accessing the OA’s Career Services.

If you’ve held a commission in HM Armed Forces you’re eligible for our career services. Whether you’re transitioning from the military, or looking for your next civilian role, we can help. Here’s all you need to do…

Step one : For right now


Register your details and sign up for our weekly email with the latest handpicked jobs geared to former military officers, as well as events aimed at Service leavers looking for information and opportunities.

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Step two : For what’s next


Once registered we highly recommend you book a free one-to-one career consultation with our expert career consultants.

We’ll guide you through the process of planning a new career and give you the tools and networks you need to succeed.

Consultations are available at our offices in London, York, Bristol, Catterick or Tidworth or remotely.

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Every transition has a story

We help hundreds of officers every year in finding a new career after the Services, each with their own unique requirements and aspirations.

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Why register with the OA?

Start making life-changing choices with confidence. Only the OA offers you:

A community that understands; a network of expertise

Our extensive network of former officers across a range of sectors and roles, means you can research opportunities that match your skills and experience. Plus a number of military networks across the country offers advice and support. It’s no surprise that over 70% of officers find employment through networking.

Access to our Executive Jobs Board

Our jobs board provides a wide variety opportunities suitable for officers. We work with military-friendly employers to advertise vacancies on a daily basis. We keep registered users updated with regular emails advertising the latest jobs available.

We ensure you’re well prepared for your job search and new role

Your OA Careers Consultant tailors their advice to your needs; whether you’re unsure of which sectors to enter, need help with your CV or are seeking to build your network.

Careers events

We run a number of events and webinars with guests from a range of sectors and backgrounds, offering a great opportunity to ask questions directly to experts and connect with military friendly employers, and former officers in business.

A point of contact when needed

We are a charity that puts the needs of officers and their families first by offering impartial advice and support. You may need a little help, or you may need a lot, but we’ll always be available when you need us.

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