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  • 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
  • OA Employment Symposium Now Fully Booked

    But you can still register and watch the live stream of key presentations on the day. Due to popular demand, all available spaces have been filled at the forthcoming OA Employment ...

    16th November 2017
  • OA Attends Cenotaph Service

    Richard Sankey, an OA Trustee, attended the Remembrance Sunday service in central London. The Prince of Wales laid a poppy wreath on behalf of the Queen, who watched for the first ...

    14th November 2017
  • Watch the New OA Video

    We have launched a short film that outlines our purpose and services. The minute-long film is aimed at former and serving officers to help them understand how the OA can support ...

    9th November 2017
  • Jaguar Land Rover Wins Award for Service Leavers Work Experience

    Jaguar Land Rover received the Officers’ Association (OA) ward for Excellence in Work Experience Programmes at the BSI Resettlement Awards. The BSI Resettlement Awards celebrate Service leavers who successfully transition from ...

    1st November 2017
  • Stars Rally for Veteran Employment

    Joanna Lumley, Ray Winstone and Richard Wilson are some of the celebrities starring in three short films promoting military veteran employment. The celebrities highlight the skills veterans can bring to employers, ...

    27th October 2017
  • OA Supports Poppy Appeal Launch

    The Royal British Legion (TRBL) launches its annual Poppy Appeal. Today (Thursday 26th October 2017) thousands of volunteers will stand on street corners across the UK, asking the public to support ...

    26th October 2017
  • Hon Rep Finds Father’s World War Two Grave

    Sydney Graham, an OA volunteer, recently attended a memorial service for the father he never met. Edward Graham was killed during an ambush in Sicily on 13th August 1943. The Royal ...

    20th October 2017
  • Speakers Announced for OA Employment Symposium in London

    Industry experts will share their knowledge on building a career after the military. The OA Employment Symposium in London is the ‘must attend event’ for officers looking to get a head ...

    18th October 2017
  • OA Leads Discussion on Recruiting Veterans Aged 50 plus

    Yesterday the OA launched a roundtable discussion, in partnership with Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), on recruiting veterans aged 50 plus. Top UK companies attended the event hosted by AMS at their ...

    12th October 2017
  • Veterans Minister to Promote ‘Military is Good for Business’

    The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP will outline why business should recruit former officers, at an OA event in London. As Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People ...

    5th October 2017
  • Officers’ Association to recognise Step into Health as leaders in the recruitment of former Armed Forces personnel

    A programme devised to access the skills of former military personnel to meet skills shortages within the NHS, is set to receive an award of recognition from the Officers’ Association ...

    5th October 2017
  • Officers’ Association Supports Launch of New Military Networking Group in Wales

    The Porffor Group, a new network in Cardiff for people who are serving and former military Personnel, is launching later this month. The group’s first event is on Thursday 26th October ...

    4th October 2017