17th October 2019: External Event – BlackRock Military Insight Day – Edinburgh

The BlackRock Veteran’s Network are hosting a military insight day on 17th October from 1300-1730, to give military and ex-military personnel an insight into BlackRock, the finance industry in Scotland and transition advice. Please join us for an afternoon of talks, CV workshops and introductions, followed by networking drinks. Dress is Business Attire. Date: Thursday […]

17th October 2018

30th October 2019: External Event – TechVets South East Chapter Networking – Brighton

TechVets is a non-profit helping British Military Service leavers and veterans find careers, training and education in Cyber Security and Technology. This South East Chapter event will feature speakers, panels and networking for veterans, recent Service leavers and prospective employers alike. The aim of this evening is to bring together Service leavers and veterans with a […]

30th 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

16th October 2019: OA Event – Cyber Networking with The Leaders Club and Security Cleared Expo – London

Cyber Security: The Facts, The Issues and The Opportunities The Leaders’ Club, Officers’ Association and Cyber and Security Cleared Expo organisers invite you to a joint Cyber Networking Evening prior to the Cyber and SC Expos in Westminster. The Cyber Security field is expanding rapidly and it is now more important than ever that organisations […]

16th October 2018

4th December 2019: Want to Work for Yourself? Self-Employment Discovery Workshop – London

Want to Work for Yourself? A one day workshop to help kick-start your business ideas and discover if working for yourself could be your next career step. Get an insight into the commercial life-skills and know-how needed to launch a new business or sustain a freelance career. Run by X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), specialists in providing […]

4th December 2018

10th October 2019: External Event – St. James’s Place Academy Open Evening – Exeter

The St. James’s Place Academy has supported hundreds of people to make a smooth transition in becoming a successful Financial Planning and Wealth Advice Professional. This event gives you the opportunity to; Hear from individuals currently working in Finance and Wealth Management Learn what it is like to be a Wealth Manager, including what a […]

10th October 2018

8th October 2019: External Event – CTP Employment Fair – Southampton

The Officers’ Association are attending the upcoming CTP Employment Fair in Southampton. We will be discussing what support we can offer you and our activities in the local area. We will also be able to sign you up for our services, book you in for a Career Consultation, or register you for one of our […]

8th October 2018

23rd October 2019: External Event – BDAS with Andrew Jennings, HEMA & Ted Baker – Bristol

IoD South West is a founding partner for the University of the West of England Business Distinguished Address Series (BDAS). This event welcomes guest speaker Andrew Jennings of HEMA and Ted Baker, who has over 45 years of retail experience. Agenda: 18:00 – 18:30 Private drinks reception 18:30 – 19:30 Andrew Jennings of HEMA and […]

23rd October 2018

The Rural List Cirencester

The Rural List Cirencester provides a unique networking group for Service leavers, employers and education specialists in the rural economy, particularly in Gloucestershire. Their aim is to enhance links between rural businesses and open up opportunities for employment, training, and innovation in an area ideally suited to military personnel seeking a second career. Meeting every […]

8th July 2019

6th November 2019: The Leaders Club – Annual Dinner – London

On their 10th birthday, The Leaders Club is delighted to announce that Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian, will be the principal guest and speaker for their annual dinner. Tanni’s first Paralympics was in Seoul in 1988 where she won Bronze. Four years later she won 4 Gold in Barcelona, then in Atlanta in 1996 she came […]

6th November 2018

3rd October 2019: External Event – Amazon CV and Interview Workshop – London

**Please note that this event is now closed for registrations** Leaving the military can be tough! CVs and Interviews can seem so alien. If you are thinking about Amazon as a future career move, or even if you are looking elsewhere, we want to help you crack your CV and give you some real life […]

3rd October 2018

How Do You Use Social Media to Network?

Louise Chaplin is a Partner and Head of Board Practice at Eton Bridge Partners, which specialises in executive search and interim management. A former Army officer, Louise outlines the crucial role social media plays in the job market. Social media is essential for building a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. By using social […]

15th October 2018

How the OA Employment Symposium Helped this Former Colonel to Find His Next Career

Nick Channer, a former Colonel in the Royal Regiment of Scotland, networked with confidence after attending an OA career event, leading to his first civilian role. Nick served in the Army for 35 years, leaving in June 2018. He spent the last four years as Chief of Staff for British Forces Germany, responsible for the […]

5th July 2018

LinkedIn has 550 Million Members: How Will You Build a New Career If You’re Not One of Them?

Lincoln Coutts is a Social Media Consultant with 17 years of experience. He shares his top tips on using social media in your professional life. Social media is a great way to research career areas you are unfamiliar with and have no contacts in. Twitter is often dismissed as somewhere people shout nonsense, but there […]

4th July 2018

Networking for knowledge – Get the most out of building connections in your transition

With over 70% of jobs for transitioning officers coming from networking, its importance can’t be denied and at the OA we encourage people to take the opportunity to network, gain knowledge and build long term connections. In this webinar Sophia Koniarska explores the importance of networking, what to expect, how to approach it and the […]

29th May 2018

How a Career Consultation Helped Antony

Antony was forced to leave the Royal Marines for health reasons, but an OA career consultation provided the turning point he needed to find new employment. Shortly after joining the Royal Marines, Antony Thompson was deployed to Afghanistan in January 2009. He later served in intelligence roles, and then in 2013 was selected for officer […]

23rd May 2018

How do you network effectively?

Neil Williams, a former Royal Marines officer and now CEO of recruitment agency Crucial Group Ltd, shares his networking top tips. When I decided to leave the Royal Marines I had no plan other than doing ‘something in business’. Networking was vital in helping me identify and pursue a new career. At its heart, networking […]

10th May 2018

Opportunities in insurance with Lloyd’s Military Network

This webinar looks at the diverse opportunities in the London Insurance Market open to service leavers, often with help from the Lloyds Military Network. We are joined by Ben Howell (PPL Technical and Change Project Manager), giving an introduction into Commercial Insurance, the Lloyds Market and providing first-hand insight into the Lloyds Military Network. Much […]

24th April 2018

Why Networking Matters, by Karen Munro

Karen Munro, a Careers Coach and Trainer, shares her insights on networking. I see clients all the time who say they feel so despondent when they are searching for work and how “there’s just nothing out there!” They tell me about how they are spending hours every day combing all the key internet jobsites. Many of them […]

31st January 2018

Network to Develop Your Leadership Style, by Stephen Fletcher

Stephen Fletcher, Founder of The Leaders Club, discusses leadership and how our networking event in Bristol will help you. About Stephen Stephen Fletcher is the founder and Chief Executive of The Leaders Club (TLC). What is The Leaders Club (TLC)? TLC is a networking organisation for inspiring and developing leaders founded in 2009. Its motto […]

13th October 2017