Opportunities in franchising

In this webinar we are joined by Edward Ross, the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Forces into Franchising, and a former Army officer in the Royal Dragoon Guards. Ed will be discussing what opportunities are available to veterans within franchising. What will be covered: Ed’s story What is franchising? The benefits of franchising? Why veterans […]

3rd July 2018

Interviews part 2: interview techniques

In the second in our 2 part series on Interviews, Stacey Hunt, Resourcing Business Partner at Zurich, will show you how to put the skills you have learned into practice at the interview and will provide some top interview tips. This is the second part in our interviews series with Zurich. Watch ‘Interviews part 1’ […]

19th June 2018

Interviews part 1: How to prepare for interviews

We are delighted to welcome Tracey Hall, Senior Resourcing Business Partner who currently works for Zurich within their in-house Resourcing Function, as we discuss how to go about preparing yourself for an interview. Hear some words of advice at a personal level and also from someone who for the last 16 years has interviewed lots […]

12th June 2018

Opportunities with Highways England

Highways England is actively recruiting; this webinar will discuss the diverse range of opportunities available including project management, engineering, HR, procurement and communications. We are joined by Robert Jaffier, former Royal Navy, now an Asset and Resource Manager in Operations and Polly Nicholls from Human Resources. They discuss the current roles within the organisation and […]

5th June 2018

Networking for knowledge – Get the most out of building connections in your transition

With over 70% of jobs for transitioning officers coming from networking, its importance can’t be denied and at the OA we encourage people to take the opportunity to network, gain knowledge and build long term connections. In this webinar Sophia Koniarska, Director of Programmes and Partnerships at The Officers’ Association, explores the importance of networking, […]

29th May 2018

Career Paths at Royal Mail for Service Leavers

This webinar provides an overview of Royal Mail in the current climate. Former officers, Lyanne Maclean, Head of Fleet, and Simon Carpenter, Regional Head of Delivery Product Deployment, share their own experiences of the organisation and provide advice on possible career paths for service leavers. Royal Mail Group is a £10.8 billion business and is […]

15th May 2018

How to get the most out of 1-2-1 career consultations

Learn how to get the most out of career consultations at the Officers’ Association. Ashka Raval and Clive Lowe discuss the aims of a career consultation and how to maximise their effectiveness based on extensive practical experience. Ashka is a Recruitment Consultant at the OA and has extensive experience of recruitment across a variety of […]

22nd May 2018

The Pro’s and Con’s of a ‘Portfolio Career’

OA consultant Fiona Jackson is joined by Vix Anderton, a former RAF Intelligence Officer who left the Service in 2014. She shares key insights into her career including pros and cons of a portfolio career – working simultaneously in different areas of expertise – and lessons she has learnt along the way. Vix works in […]

8th May 2018

Opportunities in insurance with Lloyd’s Military Network

This webinar looks at the diverse opportunities in the London Insurance Market open to service leavers, often with help from the Lloyds Military Network. We are joined by Ben Howell (PPL Technical and Change Project Manager), giving an introduction into Commercial Insurance, the Lloyds Market and providing first-hand insight into the Lloyds Military Network. Much […]

24th April 2018

BNY Mellon Returning Military Programme 2018

This webinar will be focusing on the BNY Mellon six-week work placement and training programme running from 24th September to 2nd November 2018. Areas that will be covered in the webinar include: Transferable skills needed for a career within BNY Mellon Detail on the business areas where placements will be available Further information on the […]

25th April 2018

The Perils of Setting up in Business

We are joined by Simon Watson, ex-RAF Wing Commander, as he discusses establishing your own business and the best ways of going about it. Simon shares some words of wisdom as someone who recently established two of his own cleaning businesses. The webinar covers purchasing companies, the pitfalls, staff, cash flow, loans, different kinds of […]

11th April 2018

Joining an NHS Board – Becoming a Non-Executive Director

This webinar is for any former officers looking for possible career paths into the the role of a non-executive director on an NHS Board. With 237 NHS trusts across the country, there are plenty of board level opportunities to explore. The qualities that an officer could bring to a board are recognised but it is […]

5th December 2017

How to Draft a CV to Catch Recruiters’ Attention

This webinar focuses on what recruiters are looking for in a CV and how to draft a CV that will catch their attention. We include some first hand advice given by HR recruiters from companies that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Clive Lowe, a Career Consultant here at the Officers’ Association, also provides some […]

13th March 2018

What does a ‘Good’ Employer look like?

The OA are often approached by officers who are seeking a good quality employer with their secondary consideration being what type of role or the sector they would like to work within. In this webinar we look at what a good employer is and how would you can find one. We are joined by Michelle […]

6th March 2018

Working in the Charity Sector

Simon Allen, Chief Operations Officer at the Officers’ Association, discusses his experiences in the Charity sector in this webinar. Simon will provide an overview of the sector, how to get into it, what ex-officers can offer and what you can do to enhance your employability. He will discuss how he found his way into the sector […]

20th February 2018

An Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

Phil Hayes, Chairman of Management Futures, speaks to us about the value of Coaching and Mentoring. Phil will discuss the benefits of coaching both during your transition as well as throughout your future career. He will explain the differences between coaching and mentoring and will introduce the foundation skills and practices of executive coaching. He […]

6th February 2018

Pay in the Civilian World

Nick Everard, Managing Director of J1 Consulting, seeks to debunk the tricky issue of pay during this session. Nick will help you to identify what your starting point could be by looking at what you are being paid now and what you are worth in the civilian market, given your skills and experience. This webinar […]

30th January 2018

KPMG – An Insight into Transitioning into the Corporate World

In this webinar we’re joined by Lesley Gold, senior recruiter in HR at KPMG, and Sid Welham, COO Financial Services, also of KPMG and a former officer in the Royal Welsh. They discuss transitioning into the corporate world and myth busting the areas of consultancy ex-military can move into. They also explore opportunities within KPMG […]

23rd January 2018

An Introduction to Facilities Management

We are delighted to welcome Kevin Miller FBIFM, MBA, BEng, Operations Director, London & West, Amey, to give us an insider’s view of the FM industry. Kevin will discuss how FM has evolved over the years and will describe current management models and roles in the Industry. He will look at how the BIFM is […]

9th January 2018

London Employment Symposium 2017 on Facebook Live

On Tuesday 12th December 2017, the Officers’ Association held their national Employment Services Symposium at Deloitte HQ, London. Five of the talks were live streamed on Facebook and you can watch them below.   For the talk below, we were joined by Ben Keene and Skye Robertson from Escape the City, a global career change community for […]

12th December 2017