20th June 2019: External Event – Virgin Money Careers Access Day – Newcastle upon Tyne

In November 2015, a group of 12 ex-forces Virgin Money colleagues began getting together once a month to offer mutual support to one another in the transition from the Armed Forces into Virgin Money. This small network wanted to do something practical and positive to support others who may be on a similar journey, leading […]

20th June 2018

21st June 2019: External Event – McKinsey & Company Insight Session – London

McKinsey & Company will be hosting an insight session for serving and former military personnel. At the session you will learn about the work they do and what it means to be a consultant, as well as gain some practical tips on the application process. At McKinsey, consultants work with clients to tackle tough, meaningful […]

21st June 2018

6th June 2019: External Event – Bloomberg Military Veteran Insight Day – London

Bloomberg invites you to their London office for this Insight Day, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about Bloomberg, gain valuable insight into what they really do and how they do it, as well as the opportunity to apply for a number of roles within the organisation. Bloomberg is a global business […]

6th June 2018

13th June 2019: External Event – The Lloyd’s Military Network Insight Day – London

This afternoon is aimed at serving and former military personnel who are considering a career in Insurance. As a market-wide organisation, the Lloyd’s Military Network run a bespoke placement programme which offers an eight week internship with one or more top companies. They also aim to provide a platform for those looking to transition into […]

13th June 2018

The Value of Veteran Internships at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs held a networking evening on Tuesday 17th October 2017 to promote their 2018 Veterans’ Integration Programme (VIP). An internship programme such as this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the industry and specifically the range of openings available within Goldman Sachs to start your new career in financial services with a top […]

3rd October 2017

Financial Services: It’s not just a numbers game

Many believe that money is at the absolute heart of Financial Services and the career paths involved remain unvaried but the OA’s recent Pathfinder article revealed that there’s so much more to the sector than numbers… From FinTech (financial technology) start-ups to operations management and cyber security the diversity of roles means that there is […]

17th May 2017

‘Joining the Armed Forces doesn’t hold you back in your career – it makes you more marketable’

Within five minutes of speaking to Francis, you quickly realise that he isn’t your archetypal private banker. Certainly he is well spoken, erudite and passionate as you would expect, but it’s around helping others to recognise their strengths and abilities to make the most of translating their military skills, that really gets him engaged. Francis […]

15th May 2017

Transition Story: let your curiosity lead the way

You may be forgiven for thinking that Rachel’s voluntary commitments at Barclays sound as demanding and time consuming as her full-time work. From her activities as co-chair of one of the Barclay’s Women’s Initiative Networks, to organising the annual Light The Night Dragon Boat race for Bloodwise and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rachel also […]

9th May 2017

The Value of Attending Insight Days

During your transition journey you’re likely to hear a lot of talk about the importance of attending networking events, careers fairs, online tutorials and insight days.  Insight days are often overlooked.  Attending them can be seen as a bit of a ‘luxury’ yet these events are run by employers with the specific purpose of giving […]

2nd May 2017

OA delighted to support a new Networking Group in Birmingham

Former Army Officer Mark Wilson Ramsay is primed to bring former and serving military officers together as he sets up a new networking group based in Birmingham. The networking group will be known as the Midlands Military Meet (M3) and will meet for the first time on 2nd March, 19.30-21.30 at The Old Contemptibles, 176 Edmund […]

2nd February 2017

Few places remain at Tesco armed forces recruitment event

Think Tesco is all about stacking shelves? Think again. Tesco has launched a drive to recruit former military personnel into high level careers across the company, offering jobs in everything from communications to logistics, security to project management. Special Insight Event on careers in Tesco 1st February 2017, Tesco HQ, Welwyn Garden City Note: Nearly […]

9th January 2017