7th February 2019: External Event – Two Roses Networking – Leeds

The Two Roses business networking group runs events in Leeds that bring together ex-service personnel in transition and those who have found employment in a variety of sectors. The meeting will start from 6:30pm onwards, at around 7pm we will have a few short presentations and allow members to speak explaining: what they do, how […]

7th February 2018

19th March 2019: External Event – Leavers’ Link Networking – Colchester

Leavers’ Link is an all ranks, free to all networking event organisation based in East Anglia. They host monthly informal networking events in Colchester and Norwich in which they introduce and connect Service Leavers and Veterans to regional business influencers from a wide range of sectors and professions in a relaxed and friendly setting. 65% […]

19th March 2018

19th February 2019: External Event – Leavers’ Link Networking – Colchester

Leavers’ Link is an all ranks, free to all networking event organisation based in East Anglia. They host monthly informal networking events in Colchester and Norwich in which they introduce and connect Service Leavers and Veterans to regional business influencers from a wide range of sectors and professions in a relaxed and friendly setting. 65% […]

19th February 2018

3rd April 2019: OA Event – Cyber and Security Cleared Networking – Bristol

Join the OA and key employers from Cyber Security and Security Cleared industries across the South West at this exclusive reception for serving and retired officers and the region’s employers. The evening is being kindly supported by Security Cleared jobs who are hosting “The Expo”, the largest security cleared recruitment exhibition in the UK, due […]

3rd April 2018

7th February 2019: External Event – Alma Networking – Bristol

Join Alma Networking in Bristol for their networking get together on Thursday 11th October. This will be a great opportunity for informal and relaxed networking with former and serving military. For further information on the event please check out the groups LinkedIn page. Date: Thursday 7th February 2019 Time: 19:30pm Location:  Alma Tavern, Alma Vale […]

7th February 2018

31st January 2019: External Event – OnBoarding Officers Non-Executive Directors Training Launch Event – London

How can the leadership qualities of current and former military officers be applied to a business context? The University of Salford are hosting a free to attend networking and knowledge sharing event on the subject in Central London. In attendance will be their Super Non-Executive Directors, ambassadors and course tutors, as well as other potential […]

31st January 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

Why networking matters, by Sophia Koniarska

Sophia Koniarska, OA Regional Business Development Manager (West), explains why you need to network effectively. Lifestyle not diet Increasingly people find work through networking, so it is vital you master this skill. Networking is a great way to gain knowledge, meet interesting people and find opportunities. People can be quite negative about networking, often confusing […]

27th September 2017

Leavers’ Link

The Leavers Link is a voluntary organisation run with the exclusive aim of helping business easily connect with the many high quality, skilled people leaving the UK Armed Forces. Our objectives are 3 fold; Providing business with direct access, at zero cost, to a rich vein of talented, motivated, flexible and resilient people who will […]

18th July 2017

How to Get the Most Out of Networking Events

Join OA Careers Consultant, Keith Spencer, to find out more about how to get the most out of networking events. Keith covers top-tips, image projection and much more.   Watch the webinar:  

21st March 2017

The Importance of Networking – Ask the Expert on Facebook Live

In this Facebook Live session we are joined by former British Army officer turned networking guru and life coach – Anna-Marie Watson. We discuss key topics including the important of networking, the 7 p’s and how it can make you more confident in everyday life.   Watch the broadcast:

28th November 2016

Building a Military Network

Network. Network. Network. This is a common theme whenever anyone is talking about transition or finding that next role. And it is effective: We estimate that 70% of Service leavers secure roles through their network. But what do you do if there is not a network in the area you are looking to settle? This […]

22nd May 2017