Webinars

Our weekly webinars provide job seeking tips or industry insights to officers in transition from the Armed Services. You can also see all our videos on the OA YouTube Channel

Upcoming Webinars

On-demand webinars

  • The Value of Attending the OA Symposium

    OA Career Consultants, Fiona Jackson and Clive Lowe, will be discussing the benefits of attending the OA Employment Symposium on 12th December 2017 and how to get the most value ...

  • Mind Flip Chat and Q&A with Zena Everett

    This webinar focuses on how to flip your focus away from yourself and instead look outwards – to the value you add and the problems you, uniquely, can solve for ...

  • An Insight into Facilities Management

    Are you considering transitioning into Facilities Management role but unsure of what it looks like in a civilian context? Are you wondering how your skills and experience gained in the ...

  • The Value of Veteran Internships at Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs held a networking evening on Tuesday 17th October 2017 to promote their 2018 Veterans’ Integration Programme (VIP). An internship programme such as this is a fantastic opportunity to learn ...

  • Opportunities with Global Investment Firm BlackRock

    If you are in your last 12 months of service or within 12 months of leaving the Armed Forces and looking to transition into a career within financial services, then ...

  • Working in the Oil and Gas Industry with General Electric

    This webinar is a must watch if you are interested in the opportunities at GE and working in the oil and gas industry. We also give top tips on making ...

  • Strategy in a FTSE 250 company

    This webinar focuses on strategy in a FTSE 250 company. We are joined by Rachael De Renzy Channer who has a background in Strategy, Transformation and Business Planning. Rachael talks about ...

  • LinkedIn Quick Tips with Lincoln Coutts

    Here are four short videos that will give you some tips on using LinkedIn. Topics covered include: managing your public profile, controlling who can see your profile, privacy settings and ...

  • Identify your Transferable Skills – Mind Flip

    Why should someone hire YOU? How are you going to stand out against the other candidates on a short-list and show a potential employer that you have the skills they ...

  • More Opportunities within the Land Based Sector – HighGround 2017

    Have you ever considered a career in the land-based sector? Do you know what the land-based sector is? HighGround is a charity whose mission is Life beyond the military – Outdoors. They help ...

  • How to Make it in The City – An Insider View from the Insurance World – Lloyds

    The London insurance market is a unique but largely unknown industry at the heart of the City of London. However, many of the skill sets and characteristics held by ex-military ...

  • BNY Mellon: Returning Military Programme – What Officers Need to Know

    Transfer your military skills to the workplace BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon have two ...

  • Building a Military Network

    Network. Network. Network. This is a common theme whenever anyone is talking about transition or finding that next role. And it is effective: We estimate that 70% of Service leavers ...

  • Careers Outside of London – Virgin Money

    If you want to secure a role in Financial Services, do you need to head for London? No is the simple answer and in this webinar Nick Calder will explore how ...

  • Opportunities Within The Land Based Sector – HighGround 2017

    Are you transitioning from the military? Ever considered opportunities in Farming, Forestry, Conservation or Landscape-design? Then this webinar is for you. HighGround is a charity which helps Service Leavers, Reservists and ...

  • 16th January 2018: OA Webinar – The Importance of Personal Resilience for a Successful Transition

    Transition from the military world to the civilian workplace can be an exciting and personally enriching experience. This process is not always easy and having a high level of personal resilience ...

  • 6th March 2018: OA Webinar – 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 ...

  • CV and Interview Preparation

    We are joined by Milo Skene, a former Major in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, who now works for Capco as a Management Consultant. Milo will guide us through the process ...

  • Careers with an International Bank – HSBC

    HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, is recruiting in Birmingham, and this is an opportunity for Service leavers, veterans and reservists to explore second careers ...

  • How to Get the Most Out of Networking Events

    Join OA Careers Consultant, Keith Spencer, to find out more about how to get the most out of networking events. Keith covers top-tips, image projection and much more.   Watch the webinar:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrplQOYodUc

  • Management Roles at Capco

    This webinar focuses on specific management roles currently available at Capco and will be delivered by Mr Milo Skene, Capco Management Consultant. The webinar will provide an insight into the ...

  • Coping with Redundancy

    This webinar is led by OA Career Consultant, Fiona Jackson, and discusses coping with redundancy. Topics covered include: Dealing with your emotions e.g. shock, denial, anger etc Impact on the family Not taking it ...

  • 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 ...

  • Contract Work in Cyber Space

    Marta Palac, recruitment specialist at Vector Synergy, delivers an insightful session on opportunities for ex-military officers to work as contractors within the cyber security space. The roles that Vector Synergy have ...

  • 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 ...

  • I’d Love to Work for Myself but…

    The independent life appeals to many and, as long as you have something valuable to offer, it can be hugely rewarding. Like most things in life though, success doesn’t happen ...

  • An Insight into Financial Services and Consulting

    This webinar is delivered by Mr Milo Skene, former Operations Manager at The Armoured Fighting Vehicle Gunnery School and Intelligence Officer. Milo provides a unique insight into the Financial Services and ...

  • Interview Success – Preparation is Key

    When it comes to job interviews, it really is true that if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. But if you put in some effort ahead of time, ...

  • Head Office Opportunities at a FTSE 100 – Tesco

    This webinar in collaboration with Tesco looks at the size and scope of the opportunities offered within their Head Office. Typical roles include Strategy Manager, Supply Change Product Manager, and ...

  • Demystifying Remote Interviews

    Although seen by some as merely an extension or precursor to a regular interview, telephone interviews are an entirely different recruitment tool. Be prepared for some quick-fire question and answering to ...

  • The Importance of Networking – Ask the Expert on Facebook Live

    In this Facebook Live session we are joined by former British Army officer turned networking guru and life coach – Anna-Marie Watson. We discuss key topics including the important of networking, ...

  • The Importance of Leadership in Business and Life on Facebook Live

    In this Facebook Live session we are joined by Nigel Hughes from London-based leadership consultancy Maynard Leigh.   Watch the broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI-TElIN1DM

  • Project Management – Essential Commercial Skills

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Transition from the Military to the Financial Services Industry on Facebook Live

    In this week’s Facebook Live broadcast we are joined by Milo from the Capco office in London, as he discusses his own personal transition from the military into the financial ...

  • Carillion’s Best Practice Guide to Creating a Workplace Attachment Programme

    Responsible businesses across the country want to support the Services and fill the skills gap in their workforce but do not yet have a Workplace Attachment Programme in place to ...

  • Top Tips For Transition – Ask the Expert on Facebook Live

    You may be at the stage where you’re clear about the career path you want to take and have already done your research. Or you may be overwhelmed by the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Get Your CV Questions Answered – Ask the Expert on Facebook Live

    In our first Facebook Live broadcast we are joined by in-house CV expert, Fiona Jackson, where she offers tactical advice on the most common 5 CV mistakes and tips to improve ...

  • An Insight into Asset Management – BlackRock

    We broadcast live from the BlackRock offices in London to discuss the 2016 BlackRock Veteran’s Open Day at Drapers Gardens in London. We are joined by Joseph Gilhooly from the Liability ...

  • An Introduction to Marketing – 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 ...

  • A Career with Fidelity International

    We are joined by Joe Marshall and Barney Mellors who explore the qualities that are needed to work at Fidelity International and how military officers could see working at an ...

  • What is Learning Development Really About?

    We are joined by Evan Flockhart, a Learning & Organisational Development Consultant and co-host with Leavers Link – a voluntary organisation that aims to connect serving and transitioning personnel with business. Evan ...

  • BNY Mellon Returning Military Programme

    We are joined by Emma Crofts, Vice President – Programme Manager in Global Talent Acquisition at BNY Mellon, to talk about their Returning Military Programme. BNY Mellon has a team of ...

  • Introduction to Enterprise and Self-Employment

    Starting up your own business can be a very attractive idea to many Service Leavers. ln this webinar we speak to X-Forces, a charity that specialise in helping ex-military create ...

  • 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 ...

  • Making the Transition into HR

    Join Barney Meehan, former Army Captain and now HR Project Manager of Employee Services at Nationwide Building Society, as he provides insight into how he made the transition from Regimental ...

  • Uncovering Opportunities for Service Leavers at Citi

    In this webinar Freddy Drummond-Brady, who took part in a summer internship with Citi on their Graduate Scheme in 2014 and is now working in Equity Sales at the organisation, ...

  • Opportunities within the Land Based Sector – HighGround 2016

    What opportunities do you think are available in the land based sector? You may be surprised to hear there is great scope and diversity on offer within the roles in ...

  • Transition tips – How to strut your stuff on civvy street

    This session will explore some of the key differences between military life and civvy street. We are joined by expert Adam Grainger, a former Royal Marine now running major transformation programmes ...

  • 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 ...

  • An Introduction to Working in the NHS

    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. This webinar ...

  • Networking for Success

    Lyn Webb, Senior Manager, Deloitte shares tips and best practice on how to get the best from networking and how to build and nurture your network.   Watch the webinar:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxaI8WOKfzo

  • Uncovering the World of Financial Services

    Ian Philpott, a Senior Business Control Specialist in the Transaction Reporting Team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, uncovers what you need to know for a successful transition into the ...

  • NHS Focus Part 3: Step Into Health Entry Points and Career Progression

    In the third in our series of webinars on the Step into Health Programme run by NHS Trusts from around the UK, we focus on considerations on entry points into ...

    NHS Step Into Health
  • 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 ...

    NHS Step Into Health
  • NHS Focus Part 1: Overview of Non-Clinical Opportunities and Accessing Them

    Many Service leavers mistakenly overlook the NHS as a next career after the military, but a new programme targeting those looking to fill executive roles could change all that. Danielle Fullwood, ...

    NHS Step Into Health
  • Why Military Innovation = Commercial Creativity

    Jo North, a Lecturer for the Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of York, will explore the fundamentals of creativity and how these can be applied, no matter your experience ...

  • How to make it in The City – An Insider View from the Insurance World

    Henry Dyson, VP, Lockton Companies, shares his transition from the Army into the insurance industry. He reveals his journey from London to international broker, to business management, while giving some ...

  • Rail Infrastructure Job Opportunities

    Public spending on the transport sector in 2013/14 was in excess of £20 billion, with £7 billion being spent on Railways alone, indicating a wealth of employment opportunities for those ...

  • What Leadership Means for Business Leaders

    We are all leaders and we know leadership, but is leadership the same outside of the Armed Forces? The military concepts of command and decisiveness are relevant, but key behaviours of ...

  • Armed Forces to Capco Consulting Opportunities

    Capco is a global business and technology consultancy dedicated to the financial services industry. Over recent years Capco has employed a number of ex-Armed Forces Officers and in this webinar ...

  • The Value of Internships in Finance 2015

    Would you like to gain a full-time role in finance? Hear former officers discuss how valuable their internship programme with Goldman Sachs was in securing their positions.   Watch the webinar:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmAkl5u4Wbc

  • Commercial Assessment Centres – What to Expect and Preparing for Success

    Newton Europe, an operational improvement consultancy, give top tips and insight into how to prepare, perform and deliver when being bench-marked for civilian employment.   Watch the webinar:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXdpDGsWQL4

  • Digital Literacy – Top Tips to Put You Ahead of the Competition

    Martin Thomas of the Institute of Directors gives an insight into the importance of Digital Literacy for new and aspiring business leaders, with a particular focus on the needs of ...

  • An Overview of Supply Chain Management

    Supply Chain Management is a multi-billion pound industry in the UK which requires a variety of roles. Some are subject matter experts, while others rely on core skills such as ...

  • Demystifying the World of Insurance – Zurich

    With over 60,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, find out what it’s like to work for one of the world’s largest, global insurance companies. We are joined by ...

  • Joining a Top Three Management Consulting Firm

    Turnaround a large supermarket chain, coordinate the launch of a new medicine, or run a war game to help top execs devise a strategy to beat Apple – these are ...

  • An Overview of the Northern Jobs Market

    Director at Valette’s Business School Manchester Ged Drugan, talks to the OA about the recent surge of economic growth in the northern region of England and the variety of opportunities ...

  • How to be Successful in the Interview Room

    Are you sure your interview preparation is delivering the goods for you? Wouldn’t it be wise to check? Or are you are just starting out and would value some guidance? Interview ...

  • Top Tips for Transition

    If you’re currently in the early stages of planning – or are going through – your transition, then garner some invaluable advice from former officer in the Mercian Regiment Harry ...

  • From Weapons to Forensic Engineering

    Forensic engineering is a little-known yet rewarding sector, particularly suited to Service leavers with a technical background. The industry focuses on solving problems, applying engineering and scientific knowledge with judgement, ...

  • Insight into Project Management – Nationwide

    Do you want to work for an organisation that highly values ex-military? Do you want to work in Financial Services, but not necessarily in London? Then consider a career with Nationwide. ...

  • How To Secure A Role In The Transport Sector

    From Infantry Commanding Officer to General Manager of Scania’s longest serving independent dealership in the UK, Road Truck Limited, Colin Marks will answer your questions on what it’s like to ...

  • Enhance your Business Skills with a Trusteeship Role

    Would you like to develop new skills for personal and professional development, while supporting a cause you care about? Combine your passion and expertise with a trusteeship role. 96% of Trustees ...

  • Coaching – An Exciting Challenge for Former Officers

    What qualities do you need for coaching? In what ways could coaching be a viable career option for former officers? In this webinar we are joined by John Sephton who has ...

  • Working From Home As A Livery Company Clerk

    The Livery Companies are often a focus for officers given their linkage to charitable works, fellowship and national heritage; many of the Livery Companies date back many centuries, some as ...

  • Opportunities Within The Land Based Sector – HighGround 2015

    What opportunities do you think are available in the land based sector? You may be surprised to hear there is great scope and diversity on offer within the roles in this ...

  • What’s the Value of an MBA?

    If you’ve ever considered studying for an MBA then listen firsthand to two former officers who have been through the process. They’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of studying for ...

  • Project Management – The Hiring Manager View

    What does a hiring manager look for when employing a project manager? Take this opportunity to find out firsthand from guest speaker Richard Palmer, Future Sites Director for Forest Holidays, ...

  • How to get the most from the OA Network Contact List

    Fiona Jackson and Lisa Jones of The Officers’ Association talk through the importance of networking during transition, and offer advice on how to use the OA Network Contact List effectively. Watch ...

  • Uncovering The World of Corporate Banking

    Ian Rand, Barclays’ Head of Business Management, Corporate Banking, joins us in this webinar to give a frank and candid account of the sector. Contrary to popular belief, the industry ...

  • Business Development in a Global Higher Education Environment

    Forget outdated stereotypes of stuffy professors, locked away in their offices dusting down encyclopedias – the world of higher education has adapted and evolved to be a far more competitive ...

  • Recruitment as a Real Career – Michael Page

    Chris Bradberry and Tom Jeffreys-Jones from leading recruitment brand Michael Page join the OA to share their industry insights. This is a chance to find out more about the opportunities available ...

  • What a Startup Can Offer You

    Have you ever considered working for a startup or small business? Although they may at first appear a risky option, Will Orme argues that the challenges and rewards far outweigh ...

  • Be Your Own Boss – How to Succeed at Building Your Own Business

    Have you ever thought about seeking an alternative to salaried employment? Is there an entrepreneur inside you just bursting to get out? Have you got the germ of an idea ...

  • We’re All Crisis Managers Aren’t We?

    What opportunities exist for people with a background in military crisis management? Most assume that employment will be limited to the security sector or international humanitarian assistance. Using a short video ...

  • Using your Transferable Skills in Business

    From the battlefield to the boardroom: You’ve got the skills, but how can you persuade employers to understand this? Former SAS office Joff Sharpe is author of the book ‘Who Dares ...

  • Starting a Career in Wealth Management

    What is wealth management and how does it fit into the broader Banking sector? How can your skills be best utilised for the industry? Daryl Grundy from Argent Ltd talks us through ...

  • Recruiters: Their Value to Job Seekers

    Exactly what can the world of recruitment do for you? Nick Everard, Managing Director of specialist ex military recruiter J1 Consulting, will share revealing insights from his wealth of experience ...

  • Challenging the Myths of the Bursar Role

    School Bursar and Ex-RAF Personnel Officer, Caroline Purdom, joins OA Career Consultant, Fiona Jackson, to dispel some of the Myths surrounding the role of a school bursar. The independent education sector ...

  • How to Approach Corporate Organisations

    Approaching a large, corporate organisation needn’t be a daunting task. Get employment tips on how to approach corporate organisations from the perspective of a a military officer in this webinar. Head ...

  • The Fundamentals of a Career in Security

    What does a career in security actually entail? In this webinar we separate the myths from the reality with former Royal Marine George Bennet. George has worked across a variety of sectors ...

  • The Value of Internships in Finance 2014

    Would you like to gain a full-time role in finance? Hear from Laura Posthumus, a former RAF officer, and Thomas Davie, a former army officer, discuss how valuable their internship programme ...

  • The Fundamentals of Project Management

    What makes Project Management such an appealing career for Service Leavers? 90% of global senior executives and project management experts say good project management is key to delivering successful results and ...

  • Working Abroad

    Thinking about working abroad? There are numerous employment opportunities for former officers overseas, but taking one on involves more planning than a local job. Our very own Clive Lowe looks at how ...

  • Get the Job – Interview Techniques

    Is this your first interview after leaving the military? Or have you had a few unsuccessful interview attempts lately? This webinar addresses top tips for handling any interview and looks at ...

  • Why You Need to Start Using Linkedin Properly Now

    We are joined by LinkedIn superstar Tim Savage for this exclusive insight into best practice for former military personnel using LinkedIn. Our very own Lisa Jones gets all of the essential ...

  • Financial Services – BNY Mellon

    We take a look at the employment opportunities in the Financial Services sector with particular focus on opportunities for Military Officers leaving the forces. We have an exclusive insider’s perspective from ...

  • The Fundamentals of the Retail Sector

    The retail sector is more than the sharp end of shop floor sales – the functions of the supporting operation are wide and varying, and can offer an exciting pace ...

  • The Fundamentals of Corporate Security

    Nick Hymans, the Regional Head of Security Services EMEA at Credit Suisse, joins us for our webinar to discuss the corporate security world of employment. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, ...

  • The Process of Career Transition

    Are you unsure how to get your resettlement started? Are you concerned about your progress? In this webinar we discuss the process of transitioning out of the Armed Services. We look ...

  • The Fundamentals of the Facilities Management Sector

    We take a look at the employment opportunities in the Facilities Management sector with particular focus on opportunities for Military Officers leaving the forces. We have an exclusive insider’s perspective ...

  • The Fundamentals of Oil and Gas

    Join us in our two-part series looking at the employment opportunities within the Oil and Gas sector with particular focus on opportunities for Military Officers leaving the forces. We have an ...

  • Your CV from the Recruiters’ Perspective

    The Officers’ Association live Webinar offers career advice on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd by avoiding common mistakes and adopting best practice techniques.