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  • Support for Veterans

    A new focus to the Government’s approach to supporting veterans is positive but it should capitalise on existing support frameworks, suggests Lee Holloway, Chief Executive of the Officers’ Association in ...

    22nd October 2019
    Support for Veterans
  • Cyber Security Networking Evening to Explore Facts, Issues and Opportunities

    The Cyber Security field is expanding rapidly and it is more important than ever that organisations understand the challenges and risks of using increasingly complex and rapidly advancing technology. Looking to ...

    8th October 2019
    Cyber Security Networking Evening to Explore Facts, Issues and Opportunities
  • OA Supports Elite Inter-Services Triathlon

    The 31st Inter-Services Triathlon brings top athletes together to compete once again for the coveted team cup. Organised this year by the Army Triathlon Association (ATL), the Royal Navy and RAF ...

    22nd July 2019
    OA Supports Elite Inter-Services Triathlon
  • Military Careers Access Day Delivers High Calibre Candidates to Employers

    The Officers’ Association were on hand last week to support Virgin Money as they ran their fourth Military Careers Access Day in the North East. The enthusiasm and level of support ...

    25th June 2019
    Military Careers Access Day Delivers High Calibre Candidates to Employers
  • OA Supports Military Careers Access Day in Newcastle

    The Officers’ Association (OA) is calling on local businesses and Service leavers across the North of England to attend an event promoting the benefits of hiring ex-military personnel. The third HM ...

    20th June 2019
    OA Supports Military Careers Access Day in Newcastle
  • Win £45,000 bursary to fund an MBA at Warwick University

    Warwick Business School are offering an opportunity for someone who enters the Heropreneurs Awards to win a full bursary, worth £45,000, to study for an MBA with them. The Heropreneurs Awards ...

    7th June 2019
    Win £45,000 bursary to fund an MBA at Warwick University
  • Officers Explore Self-Employment in New Workshop

    The first Self-Employment Discovery Workshop, designed for former Armed Forces officers and their spouses, has been met with positive feedback from attendees. The workshop was delivered by X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) in ...

    15th May 2019
    Officers Explore Self-Employment in New Workshop
  • North East Firm TSG Marine Honoured for Work Recruiting Veterans

    TSG Marine has won the 2019 Officers’ Association (OA) Employer Recognition Award, in recognition of its commitment to providing veterans with innovative and sustainable job opportunities in the North East ...

    10th May 2019
    North East Firm TSG Marine Honoured for Work Recruiting Veterans
  • Identify Your Key Transferable Skills

    Attend the Officers’ Careers Briefing in York on Tuesday 21st May. This information packed half-day event is for serving and former officers looking to develop their post-military careers. The Officers’ Careers ...

    8th May 2019
    Identify Your Key Transferable Skills
  • Apply for the AlixPartners Insight Evening for Veterans

    The global consulting firm is hosting an insight evening  on Thursday 9th May in London, for serving and former military personnel interested in developing a career in consultancy. You will learn ...

    17th April 2019
    Apply for the AlixPartners Insight Evening for Veterans
  • Supporting the Next Generation of Veteran Entrepreneurs

    The OA and X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) are to launch a series of self-discovery workshops for officers and their spouses keen to launch their own business ideas. The one day workshops will ...

    27th March 2019
    Supporting the Next Generation of Veteran Entrepreneurs
  • Over 5,400 Officers Helped By OA Employment Services in the Last Year

    We have increased our support to serving and former officers developing their post-military careers, as highlighted in our latest Impact Report. The OA Employment Team provided 1,125 one-to-one career consultations and ...

    19th March 2019
    Over 5,400 Officers Helped By OA Employment Services in the Last Year
  • Celebrating Women in the Officer Community

    International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight the role of women in the Armed Forces and the wider contribution they make, including in their post-military careers. The OA meets ...

    8th March 2019
    Celebrating Women in the Officer Community
  • New Bristol Office Opens

    The OA has moved its South West office to increase support for the local officer community. The new premises are larger, reflecting the newly expanded team. This will make it easier ...

    28th February 2019
    New Bristol Office Opens
  • Officers’ Association Supports New Non-Executive Development Programme for Senior Service Leavers

    OnBoarding Officers is an accelerated non-executive training programme established to help transitioning and former officers hone their military leadership skills in readiness for Non- Executive roles in UK organisations. Participants will ...

    4th February 2019
    Officers’ Association Supports New Non-Executive Development Programme for Senior Service Leavers
  • We Are Not Damaged Says Minister and Veteran

    Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood MP says we must challenge false perceptions of veterans. Tobias Ellwood, a former Army officer, said: “That is a real challenge that we ...

    11th December 2018
    We Are Not Damaged Says Minister and Veteran
  • New Data Dispels ‘Negative Stereotype’ About Veterans

    A major new study released today by the Veterans Work consortium, reveals that military service is likely to improve your chances of finding employment. The study found that, contrary to what ...

    28th November 2018
    New Data Dispels 'Negative Stereotype' About Veterans
  • Did you leave the Forces after the age of 50? We want to hear from you

    We are researching the experiences of those who left the Armed Forces at age 50 +, to understand the employment barriers they face. Of the thousands of people who leave the ...

    22nd November 2018
    Did you leave the Forces after the age of 50? We want to hear from you
  • “Life is Much Better Through the Help and Support of the OA”

    Sharon served her country and always cared for people. When she died, her husband was left to raise their young son. This is his story. Wayne met Sharon in 1998 at ...

    20th November 2018
    "Life is Much Better Through the Help and Support of the OA"
  • Highways England is Recruiting Former Officers

    David Picton, Interim Executive Director for Commercial and Procurement at Highways England, outlines the opportunities available. Why is Highways England recruiting Service leavers? Highways England is growing because the country is undergoing ...

    12th November 2018
    Highways England is Recruiting Former Officers