Understanding your pension in transition

The Forces Pension Society is a not-for-profit organisation fighting and campaigning for Service pensions rights for the armed forces and their families. Major General Neil Marshall OBE, Chief Executive talks about the role of the Society in helping you understand your pension so that you can build a solid financial platform for when you leave […]

7th August 2019

“The poppy is a focus for the nation on one of the darkest periods in our history”

Ahead of the Armistice centenary this Sunday, OA colleagues who have previously served in the Armed Forces share what Remembrance Day means to them. Nigel Hare Nigel is a former Royal Navy Commander and now Operations Director at the OA “The poppy is a focus for the nation on one of the darkest periods in […]

7th November 2018

What does a career in HR involve?

Fiona Jackson, OA Career Consultant, shares her insights into working in HR There are many misunderstandings about the purpose of HR. Many Service leavers may have worked in different aspects of HR but probably not the whole range. HR is a varied and diverse industry, which is part of the corporate strategy of an organisation. […]

28th March 2018

Why the Poppy Appeal Matters

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Fiona Jackson, OA Career Consultant, reflects on what the Poppy Appeal means to her. What does Remembrance Sunday mean to you? Remembrance Sunday is a time for deep personal reflection. I always think of my father first, who fought in the 8th Army (The Desert Rats) in the Second World War. […]

8th November 2017