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

10th September 2019: External Event – What it Really Means to be A Non-Executive Director – London

OnBoarding Officers is hosting a free programme taster evening to give those interested in pursuing Non-Executive Director roles an insight into what it takes to join the boardroom.  Come along to discover why senior officers leadership skills translate into the boardroom. Jo Haigh, The Sunday Times and IoD NE & Yorkshire NED of the Year, […]

10th September 2018

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

On their 10th birthday The Leaders Club are 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

18th September 2019: The Leaders Club – Steve Richards, Lessons in Leadership – London

Join The Leaders Club for their September event in London with Steve Richards, Political Journalist. More details to follow. 18:30 – 19:00 Networking & Drinks 19:00 – 20:00 Speaker 20:00 – close Questions and Networking Date: Wednesday 18th September Time: 18:30 – 20:30 Location: De Vere, West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London W1B 1PR Register now If you are not […]

18th September 2018

12th September 2019: The Leaders Club – Patrick Furse, Adventures in Artificial Intelligence – Exeter

Join The Leaders Club South West at the Hotel du Vin, Exeter to hear keynote speaker Patrick Furse, Digital Director at Bray Leino discussing the challenges and lessons learnt whilst embarking on their Artificial Intelligence adventure. Introduction:“As with many businesses across many different sectors, Bray Leino have been trying to make sense of how artificial […]

12th September 2018

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

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 interview practice with some of seasoned interviewers! Getting your CV […]

3rd October 2018

4th September 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 September 2018

24th July 2019: The Leaders Club – Michael Brown, What’s Wrong With Our NHS, and Can We Fix It? – Liverpool

Professor Michael Brown has been Chairman of the Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust since 2017. Prior to that he was the Independent Chair of the Alder Hey Children’s Charity, one of the largest national children’s hospital treating more than 270,000 children annually. During Professor Brown’s time as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of […]

24th July 2018

19th September 2019: External Event – NEON Networking – Gateshead

Formed in 2016, the North East Opportunities Network is an informal group established to develop a network of serving and former military in Newcastle and the North East. Its regular meetings are a chance to meet with others to discuss transition and potential career paths, so feel free to bring along your business cards. With […]

19th September 2018

19th September 2019: OA Event – Networking Workshop – Gateshead

Want to become a great networker in just one hour? Then this event is not to be missed. This workshop is back in the North East due to popular demand so book your place early to avoid missing out. You will learn how to enhance your networking skills and to use them to develop opportunities. […]

11th September 2019: External Event – J.P. Morgan Chase & Co Insight Evening – London

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small-business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers and many of […]

11th September 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