Register for the OA Employment Symposium in York

We return to the historic city to deliver our flagship career event for officers in the North. The OA Employment Symposium brings together transitioning and former officers with employers and industry experts, so they can take their next step towards a new career after the Armed Forces. Employers from a range of industries will discuss […]

25th 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

Leading Veterans Charity Shares Weekly Career Advice Across Forces Radio BFBS

Officers’ Association (OA) Career Consultants will give employment and transition advice to Service Personnel on Forces Radio BFBS. Every week, Chris Kaye, a presenter for BFBS Catterick will discuss with an OA Career Consultant a different aspect of starting a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. Upcoming topics include coping with the challenge of […]

11th January 2018

OA Helps Service Leavers with Employment Symposium

On Tuesday 12th December, the OA held a national employment Symposium at Deloitte’s London headquarters. Former and serving officers in the Armed Forces attended to gain insight into different sectors and industries, as well as key tips for a successful transition into civilian employment. The main talks were live streamed via social media, and people […]

19th December 2017

OA to Deliver LinkedIn Workshops at Catterick Garrison

The OA is once again running LinkedIn workshops at Catterick Garrison. They will be led by respected social media consultant, Lincoln Coutts.  Whether you are serving, in transition or have already left the military, LinkedIn is an important digital networking tool and an essential element of your online brand. Lincoln has more than 14 years […]

22nd November 2017

Jaguar Land Rover Wins Award for Service Leavers Work Experience

Jaguar Land Rover received the Officers’ Association (OA) ward for Excellence in Work Experience Programmes at the BSI Resettlement Awards. The BSI Resettlement Awards celebrate Service leavers who successfully transition from military to civilian life, as well as the people and organisations that support them. The winners were announced at a recent awards ceremony at […]

1st November 2017

Speakers Announced for OA Employment Symposium in London

Industry experts will share their knowledge on building a career after the military. The OA Employment Symposium in London is the ‘must attend event’ for officers looking to get a head start in their next career after leaving the Services. Bringing together serving and former officers, key employers and industry experts. The day involves breakout […]

18th October 2017

OA Leads Discussion on Recruiting Veterans Aged 50 plus

Yesterday the OA launched a roundtable discussion, in partnership with Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), on recruiting veterans aged 50 plus. Top UK companies attended the event hosted by AMS at their London headquarters. The discussion focused on ‘Older Veterans – An Untapped Talent?’ a report which compared the transition experience of Veterans leaving the Services […]

12th October 2017

British Forces TV promotes OA Virtual Careers Fair

The OA welcomed British Forces TV to our London office to speak to Head of Employment, Liz Stevens, about the Virtual Careers Fair which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. The ‘Ex-Military in Management’ Careers Fair, organised by the OA and SaluteMyJob, was aimed at serving and former Service Personnel wanting management roles […]

12th June 2017