2nd December 2019: Officers’ Employment Forum – London

Join us at this year’s Officers’ Employment Forum as we bring together employers, industry experts, HR directors and career consultants to provide a complete day of networking, industry insight and expertise for those planning their next civilian role. Hosted by BT, the day combines career focused break-out sessions with opportunities to meet directly with employers […]

2nd December 2018

28th November 2019: External Event – CTP Employment Fair – Telford

The Officers’ Association are attending the upcoming CTP Employment Fair in Telford. We will be discussing what support we can offer you and our activities in the local area. We will also be able to sign you up for our services, book you in for a Career Consultation, or register you for one of our […]

28th November 2018

Military Careers Access Day Delivers High Calibre Candidates to Employers

The Officers’ Association were on hand last week to support Virgin Money as they ran their fourth Military Careers Access Day in the North East. The enthusiasm and level of support from employers was summarised by Caroline Haydon, Strategic Resourcing Consultant for Virgin Money, when she announced to the 100+ Service leavers attending that ‘This […]

25th June 2019

Over 5,400 Officers Helped By OA Employment Services in the Last Year

We have increased our support to serving and former officers developing their post-military careers, as highlighted in our latest Impact Report. The OA Employment Team provided 1,125 one-to-one career consultations and CV reviews. In addition, over 1,100 jobs were posted onto the OA Executive Jobs Board. Gemma Jones is one officer the OA supported, who […]

19th March 2019

Here’s Why Our CEO Believes that Veterans are Good for Business

By Lee Holloway, CEO at the OA.  Recruiters have an opportunity to celebrate and benefit from the experience and skills honed during military service every single day of the year. Tapping into the talent pool of military veterans can ensure that Britain’s businesses make full use of the training that has been invested in those […]

9th July 2018

Northern Businesses to Increase Recruitment of Veterans

Businesses across the North of England supported a Veteran Recruitment Roadshow, with over 40 businesses of all sizes from across the region attending to learn more about how they could tap into the veteran talent pool. The event was hosted by Deloitte, The Drive Project and veterans’ charity the Officers’ Association at Virgin Money in […]

18th June 2018

How Effective is your Military Engagement Programme?

Increasingly more organisations are benefitting from recruiting veterans. Use the checklist below to see where your organisation fits on its military engagement journey. How many of the criteria below does your organisation meet? Starting The business understands the commercial and social case for hiring veterans. There is a dedicated individual to manage this work, in […]

11th June 2018

Top Ten Tips for Developing an Internal Military Network

An Internal Military Network is a great way to maximise the benefits that veterans can bring to your organisation. If you are thinking about developing your own Internal Military Network, here is what you need to consider. Have a network with clear purpose and vision aligned to your organisation’s brand/vision and ensure activity is linked […]

31st May 2018

What Does a Good Employer Look Like?

You spend much of your time at work, so it is important you have a supportive and engaging employer.  In a recent webinar, Pete Liddle, OA Business Development Manager, spoke to Michelle Mook, Owner and Director of Pro-Development (UK) Limited, which helps organisations to improve employee, retention, morale, performance and productivity. Michelle discussed how good employers effectively […]

12th April 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 of the three films created, featuring Matt Barber, Clare Balding OBE, ‘Judge’ Robert Rinder, Richard Wilson, Nick Knowles, Larry Lamb and Joanna Lumley OBE. […]

15th March 2018

How Jaguar Land Rover Supports Veterans

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has a long history of supporting the British Military, and is committed to helping ex-Service personnel transition into successful civilian careers. The car manufacturer signed the British Armed Forces Military Covenant in 2014, and was official partner of the first Invictus Games in London and subsequent events in Orlando (2016) and […]

22nd February 2018

OA to develop new training programme with BITC to help employers become military friendly

The Officers’ Association is developing a new training programme, in conjunction with Business in the Community (BITC), which aims to support businesses to develop sustainable military employment programmes. The structured training will help employers to understand the benefits of hiring ex-military personnel. According to research by Deloitte, the OA and FIMT, 72% of organisations with […]

13th July 2017

Presenting individuals who ‘get stuff done’ to Federation of Small Businesses

Peter Liddle, the Business Development Manager in the North for the Officers’ Association, was invited in to speak to the Harrogate Branch of the Federation of Small Business earlier this month. During the presentation he provided an introduction to the charity; an overview of the skills and experiences an employer would gain from employing a former […]

15th November 2016

OA announce their backing of the Nationwide Resettlement Awards 2016

The OA are pleased to announce their backing of the Nationwide Resettlement Awards 2016. The Awards exist to celebrate the achievements and success military personnel have made in their transition into civilian life and to acknowledge the efforts of organisations offering support to the Service Leaver during this transition.Ten awards are presented at the event and […]

22nd August 2016

The Art and Science of working in Project Management

#MilitaryIsGoodForBusiness The Officers’ Association work closely with Nationwide Building Society in supporting their military transition programme, and have shared their own thoughts on why Military is good for Business… “We were first attracted to the military by their leadership skills” explained Kevin Moylan (Head of Practice Management). Nationwide identified that their skills and capabilities requirement […]

1st June 2016