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 Briefing will include formal presentations, popular career focused breakout sessions as well as a lively panel discussion. Breakout sessions will address four common career […]

8th May 2019

This Former Royal Navy Officer Became a Published Author in Less Than a Year

Mike Klidjian spoke to the OA about how he became a professional writer and his first novel Bluestreak. Tell us about yourself I joined the Royal Navy in 1999 as a warfare officer. Following basic training I was fast tracked into Fighter Controller training, before eventually becoming Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Boyce. Highlights of my […]

10th August 2018

The Challenges of Buying a Business

Sometimes it makes sense to purchase an existing company rather than starting your own. Simon Watson, a former RAF Wing Commander who runs ET Cleaning Services and Swift Cleaners, discussed his own experiences during a recent webinar. Getting started Find an appropriate company to buy, search online or through word of mouth. Dalton Business is […]

8th May 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 support your transition journey. Esme delivers OA events in the region and is responsible for the OA network contact list. Clive Lowe, OA Career […]

16th April 2018

What Recruiters Want from a CV

HR managers and recruiters are the gatekeepers in the job application process. Your CV will determine if they shortlist you. Clive Lowe, OA Career Consultant, regularly attends career events for veterans, where HR managers and recruiters discuss what they look for in a CV. He shared these insights in a recent webinar with Ashka Raval, […]

9th April 2018

What is it like to work for a charity?

In a recent webinar, Simon Allen, OA Chief Operations Officer, shared his experiences of working in the charity sector. Overview of the sector (Figures from the Charities Commission, covers England and Wales only) 167,000 registered charities 853,000 people work in the sector Combined annual income of £74 billion Majority (73%) are small (income < £500,000 […]

28th February 2018

Mind Flipping: How to Identify Your Skills to Get the Job You Want

Understanding an employer’s needs is crucial for securing your new career. Zena Everett, an Executive Coach and author of Mind Flip, ran a webinar with Clive Lowe, an OA Career Consultant, on identifying and promoting your skills using the Mind Flipping technique. What is Mind Flipping? Mind Flipping is to turn your focus away from […]

24th August 2017

How to Start a Career in the Great Outdoors

The land based sector has many exciting job opportunities for people leaving the Armed Forces, offering a great alternative to working in an office. Clive Lowe, OA Career Consultant, and Anna Baker Cresswell, Founder and Development Director of HighGround, recently ran a webinar about starting a career in this sector. What is the land based […]

2nd August 2017