It’s Cyber Security Month: Here’s How You Can Start Working in this Industry

October is European Cyber Security Month, which is the perfect opportunity to promote why it can be the ideal industry for veterans. Cyber security is an exciting and growing field. Serving and former officers have many skills and experiences the industry needs, including adaptability, leadership, resilience and teamwork. The OA has been helping organisations to […]

5th October 2018

He Launched His New Career as Head of Information Security

Jake Barker left the Army in January 2018 to work for Redington, an investment consultancy. He shares how he achieved this senior position. What was the highlight of your military career? My highlight was probably a six-month close-combat tour of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Special Forces. I went on to be commended for […]

17th August 2018

BT Security is Recruiting Veterans

There are a range of roles available across the cyber security business. Cyber security is increasingly becoming the next career for many Service leavers. The growing industry requires people with a solid understand of security procedures and practice, who can work well under pressure, which are attributes that suit former officers. BT Security is expanding […]

9th August 2018

Why is Cyber Security a Good Career Option for Veterans?

Nick Hartley, a former RAF Group Captain now working in business development for BT Security, explains why cyber security is a good industry for veterans. Cyber security is a broad and diverse industry, with different opportunities. Many of the skills and experiences veterans have are highly sought after in the industry. Working in cyber security […]

18th April 2018

‘My work now is more independent,’ by Nick Hartley

Nick Hartley was a senior officer in the RAF and now works in cyber security for BT. We asked Nick to share his transition story…   Tell me about your military career I joined the RAF as an engineer straight after graduating from Manchester University, having been in the University Air Squadron. I served for […]

21st 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 have many skills and experiences the industry needs, including adaptability, leadership, resilience and teamwork. The OA has been helping organisations to promote their cyber security events, including […]

7th March 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 professional services firm, with a particular focus on working in the public sector cyber security team. Throughout the day attendees will have the chance […]

15th February 2018

Cyber Security Isn’t Just ‘Scaremongering’

Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager may sound like something of a foreboding job title, conjuring up images of a scene out of War Games. However, as Andrew Morfill from Vodafone (who holds that very title) explains, cyber security is a serious business that organisations can not afford to ignore. Andrew, who left the Army in 2013 […]

18th May 2016