OA announces new Director of Employment to lead on officer recruitment services


The Officers’ Association (OA) has appointed former British Army officer and business development consultant, Laura Blair, to head up its Employment team.

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Employment Challenges to Your Transition

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Nobody said it was going to be easy, and certainly the onslaught of Covid-19 isn’t making anything simpler, but if you had wanted an easy…

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Armed Forces Day Highlights How Valuable The Military’s Transferable Skills Are To Employers

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The OA’s CEO believes that Armed Forces Day allows us to highlight the value of the Military’s Transferable Skills To Employers

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Job Hunting in a Pandemic

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In an unpredictable and changing landscape, what are the constants that you can rely upon in terms of job hunting? Jo Sturdy, Career Consultant with…

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The Defence Sector – Making the Transition

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The defence sector is as close to being recession-proof as one could hope to find. The current Government, like successive governments before them, have committed…

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What is the commercial value of being creative?

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You may not consider yourself creative, but in reality many Service leavers are perfect for roles in Media.

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Work is changing, be prepared

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The employment landscape, like the rest of the world, is becoming increasingly VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

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Simon Treadgold served in the Army for 20 years and is now Head of Recruiting at Capstar, which provides secure travel and lifestyle management services…

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Webinar | What Does Being an NHS Non-Executive Director Involve?

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Former officers make ideal NHS Non-Executive Directors, because both require excellent operational skills and a strong sense of social responsibility.

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What you need to know about job interview tests

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Understand this most commonly used assessments in measuring a candidate’s suitability for a role

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