30th October 2019: External Event – TechVets South East Chapter Networking – Brighton

TechVets is a non-profit helping British Military Service leavers and veterans find careers, training and education in Cyber Security and Technology. This South East Chapter event will feature speakers, panels and networking for veterans, recent Service leavers and prospective employers alike. The aim of this evening is to bring together Service leavers and veterans with a […]

30th October 2018

16th October 2019: OA Event – Cyber Networking with The Leaders Club and Security Cleared Expo – London

Cyber Security: The Facts, The Issues and The Opportunities The Leaders’ Club, Officers’ Association and Cyber and Security Cleared Expo organisers invite you to a joint Cyber Networking Evening prior to the Cyber and SC Expos in Westminster. The Cyber Security field is expanding rapidly and it is now more important than ever that organisations […]

16th October 2018

17th October 2019: External Event – Cyber Security Expo – London

The Cyber Security Expo is the only dedicated recruitment event designed for Clients and Recruitment Agencies that operate within the Cyber Security industry. The Expo gives attendees the opportunity to meet with hiring managers and recruitment agencies directly. The Expo offers an excellent opportunity for job roles to be discussed on a one to one […]

17th October 2018

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