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  • Register for the OA Employment Symposium in York

    We return to the historic city to deliver our flagship career event for officers in the North. The OA Employment Symposium brings together transitioning and former officers with employers and industry ...

    25th April 2018
  • Get Career Advice at CTP Employment Fair

    The OA employment team will be helping Service leavers learn about their career options. Esme Dickson, OA Employment Services and Events Coordinator, will be there to show how the OA can ...

    16th April 2018
  • OA Launches Podcast

    You can now listen to our careers advice series, as first broadcast on BFBS Radio, at home or ‘on the go’. The bitesize recordings cover career tips, insights and industry news. ...

    12th April 2018
  • OA Provides Employment Support to More Than 4,700 Officers

    We are proud of how we help serving and former officers develop new careers after leaving the Armed Forces, as highlighted in our latest Impact Report. In 2016-17, ...

    4th April 2018
  • RAF Team Completes Challenging New Zealand Race

    The OA sponsored team of RAF Officers has finished the tough adventure. The team comprised of four RAF officers: Squadron Leader Jamie Buckle, Squadron Leader Penny Grayson, Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butterfield ...

    19th March 2018
  • Veterans Work Film to Showcase at National Employer Conference

    The series of Veterans Work films highlight the benefits of recruiting veterans, and aims to challenge misconceptions surrounding the recruitment of Service leavers. ‘What does an idea sound like?’ is one ...

    15th March 2018
  • OA Receives Grant to Research the Transition Challenges of Service Leavers Aged 50 Plus

    Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £115K to the OA, to identify the transition challenges and barriers that all ranks of Service leavers aged 50 plus face when entering ...

    13th March 2018
  • OA Supports BT’s Search for Cyber Security Talent

    The BT Cyber Security Careers Insight Event will  help Service leavers and veterans start a career in cyber security. Cyber security is an exciting and growing field. Serving and former officers ...

    7th March 2018
  • RAF Team Begins New Zealand Race

    The OA sponsored team of RAF Officers has started the 10 day adventure. The team comprises of four RAF officers: Squadron Leader Jamie Buckle, Squadron Leader Penny Grayson, Flight Lieutenant Charlie ...

    1st March 2018
  • OA Launches Hon Reps Roadshow

    Some of the OA’s network of volunteers attended the first in a series of roadshows in London. The Honorary Representatives (Hon Reps) provide a crucial link with beneficiaries. They visit applicants ...

    22nd February 2018
  • Book Your Place on the Deloitte Military Insight Day

    Deloitte is running an event specifically for veterans wanting to work in cyber. Why attend? Attendees will have the opportunity to find out what it is like to work in a ...

    15th February 2018
  • OA Sponsors RAF Officers in Extreme New Zealand Race

    RAF officers will compete in one of the toughest adventure races in the world. Four RAF officers have entered the GODZone Adventure Race as part of its centenary celebrations, being formed ...

    1st February 2018
  • OA Awards Grants to Help with Care Costs

    In 2016/17 the OA helped 28 people with Care Home top-up fees, totalling £66,987. With an ageing population, more people will spend their latter years in a Care Home. For many ...

    16th January 2018
  • Leading Veterans Charity Shares Weekly Career Advice Across Forces Radio BFBS

    Officers’ Association (OA) Career Consultants will give employment and transition advice to Service Personnel on Forces Radio BFBS. Every week, Chris Kaye, a presenter for BFBS Catterick will discuss with an ...

    11th January 2018
  • OA Helps Service Leavers with Employment Symposium

    On Tuesday 12th December, the OA held a national employment Symposium at Deloitte’s London headquarters. Former and serving officers in the Armed Forces attended to gain insight into different sectors and ...

    19th December 2017
  • Career Consultant Becomes Army Reserve Officer

    Graeme Taylor, a freelance career consultant for the OA, recently commissioned. Graeme had a long career in the Army as a Royal Engineer. In the latter part of his regular career ...

    7th December 2017
  • Wiltshire Based Veteran Leads New Campaign to Highlight OA’s Work

    Bryony Fuller, one of the first female officers to graduate from RAF College Cranwell, is leading a new campaign encouraging Service leavers and their dependants to contact the OA for ...

    4th December 2017
  • X-Forces Founder to Speak at OA Employment Symposium

    Ren Kapur MBE and founder of X-Forces, the social enterprise that supports the military community to start their own businesses, will share her insights at the OA Employment Symposium. About Ren

    29th November 2017
  • CEO Visits Veterans Village

    Lee Holloway, OA CEO, saw at first-hand how the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) supports the Armed Forces community. The RBLI is a leading employment charity for veterans, ...

    23rd November 2017
  • OA to Deliver LinkedIn Workshops at Catterick Garrison

    The OA is once again running LinkedIn workshops at Catterick Garrison. They will be led by respected social media consultant, Lincoln Coutts.  Whether you are serving, in transition or have already ...

    22nd November 2017