11th October 2019: External Event – BlackRock Veterans Insight Day – London

BlackRock’s story is about new ideas, innovative thinking and growth through collaboration. Over the years, they have evolved from an eight-person startup into the world’s largest Asset Manager. The story of BlackRock’s success rests not just with the eight founders, but with the thousands of talented professionals who have brought their ideas and energy to […]

11th October 2018

18th October 2019: External Event – PA Consulting Insight Event for Service Leavers – London

Would you like to try your hand at a team-based consulting exercise scenario and get personalised feedback? Would you like to learn more about consulting and what it really involves? PA Consulting will be hosting a unique ‘Insight to Consulting event’, solely for Service Leavers, which will provide: An insight into the breadth of roles […]

18th October 2018

4th October 2019: External Event – Aurora Partnership Military Insight Day – Bristol

Atkins, QinetiQ and BMT invite you to their first joint Military Insight Day. The day will allow those attending to learn about the many exciting and vibrant roles that are on offer across all three of these companies. Atkins, QinetiQ and BMT work together on the Aurora Partnership and are all Gold Award holders in […]

4th October 2018

7th November 2019: External Event – HSBC Insight and Networking Session – Sheffield

You do not have to be in London to have a successful career within Financial Services. HSBC invites all serving and former military personnel to their newly opened Sheffield office – Grosvenor House – for an afternoon of insight and networking. You will hear from speakers covering a variety of topics, including: What we do: […]

7th November 2018

Opportunities with Citibank

Hosted by Citibank London, Laurence Whittingham, formerly of The Queen’s Royal Lancers; Nick Hill, formally of the Royal Marines; and Jack Pile, formally of The Household Cavalry will give an overview of their experiences leaving the military and starting a new career in finance in this webinar. As an active supporter of our armed forces, […]

5th August 2019

1st October 2019: External Event – Barclays Military Talent Day – London

This event is an exclusive talent day for serving and former military personnel. In particular, if you wish to understand more about careers within the financial services sector, you are encouraged to attend. Join Barclays to hear from colleagues across the business, including a number of  former military. Presentations will focus on the different business […]

1st October 2018

24th September 2019: External Event – Deloitte Insight Afternoon – An Insight into Professional Services – London

Transitioning out of the armed forces is a challenging time. The amount of options you have can be rather daunting – let us make things a little clearer. How do my skills match those needed within professional services? How have others transitioned from the Armed Forces to Professional Services? How do I civilianise my CV? […]

24th September 2018

Officers have the skills to succeed at Highways England

Highways England will be running an Insight Day for military officers on 17th June. We catch up with Natalie Jones, Talent Specialist at Highways England, to find out why this is such a great opportunity for those looking for their next career after the Services. Natalie, this is the second Insight Day Highways England are […]

11th June 2019

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