OA Webinar – The Officers’ Employment Forum

The Officers’ Employment Forum is the must-attend event of the year for any officer considering a career change. Whether you are in transition, coming to the end of your military career or have been in the civilian workplace for a number of years, this event will help you to take the next steps. In this […]

20th November 2019

5th December 2019: External Event – Liquid List Networking Evening – London

Join the Liquid List for an evening of networking. The nationwide Liquid List meetings have been running in various guises since 1992 and have been sponsored by The List since 1995. These events offer a rewarding Business-to-Business event and a home for former Service personnel who may again find themselves in the job market. Guest […]

5th December 2018

28th November 2019: External Event – Crucial Academy’s Cyber Security Insight Day for Service Leavers and Veterans – Brighton

Crucial Academy is a veteran owned cyber security academy that provides worldwide industry accredited cyber security specialists with a state-of-the-art academy in Brighton. Crucial Academy is holding an Insight Day to discuss their ex-military Cyber Transition Programme. At the event, there will be leading industry experts speaking around cyber security and about Crucial Academy. The […]

28th November 2018

28th November 2019: External Event – ONWaRD Networking and Seminar – Manchester

Ahead of the next ONWaRD networking evening, the Barclays Military Network are hosting a seminar for serving and former military personnel. During the afternoon you will hear from the Barclays Military Network, as well as other local employers, who can help you with your transition into a civilian career. You will get the chance to […]

26th November 2019: External Event – Deloitte Military Insight Evening, Networking Event – Women in Leadership – London

You are invited to join us at our third event jointly organised by the Goldman Sachs EMEA Veterans Network, and the Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme. We will be championing Women in Leadership around the following themes: Leadership Resilience Career agility and adaptability This supports both organisations’ Insight Days and veterans events and will […]

26th November 2018

Network Your Way to a Successful Transition

Mention the word ‘networking’ to some people and they will dismiss it as business jargon used by highly paid executive types, but in reality it’s highly likely that you are doing it already, especially if you are approaching a career change… Most of us reach out to friends, colleagues and acquaintances from time to time, […]

17th October 2019

28th November 2019: The Leaders Club – Patrick Kidd, The Brexit Neverendum – London

‘THE WEAK ARE A LONG TIME IN POLITICS’ Patrick Kidd, parliamentary sketch writer, will talk about his new book on the “Brexit Neverendum.” When Patrick Kidd took over the reins of the daily political sketch in The Times, in 2015, politics looked a lot more straight forward. David Cameron had just won a general election […]

28th November 2018

2nd December 2019: Officers’ Employment Forum – London

Join us at this year’s Officers’ Employment Forum as we bring together employers, industry experts, HR directors and career consultants to provide a complete day of networking, industry insight and expertise for those planning their next civilian role. Hosted by BT, the day combines career focused break-out sessions with opportunities to meet directly with employers […]

2nd December 2018

27th November 2019: External Event – Military @ Amazon Insight Day – London

Amazon is always looking for innovative thinkers to join them in making history. Amazon value teams with different backgrounds and experience, including those who have served in the Armed Forces. Whether you are currently transitioning out or have been out of the military for a while, you are invited you to come along and learn […]

27th November 2018

20th November 2019: External Event – The Leaders Club Dinner, Blending In and Standing Out – Liverpool

Blending In and Standing Out: Gender Equality and Leadership in the Modern Royal Navy The Leaders Club invite you to their dinner in Liverpool, with guest speaker Commodore Ellie Ablett. Commodore Ellie Ablett is a real force within the Royal Navy, her exemplary career illustrates what is possible for women in the Armed Forces. She will […]

20th November 2018

5th December 2019: External Event – NEON Christmas Drinks – Newcastle

You are invited to join the North East Officers’ Network (NEON) for their Christmas drinks. The informal group was established to develop a network of serving and former Officers in Newcastle and the North East. Their quarterly meetings are a chance to meet with other Officers to discuss their transitions and potential career paths, so […]

5th December 2018

28th November 2019: External Event – CTP Employment Fair – Telford

The Officers’ Association are attending the upcoming CTP Employment Fair in Telford. 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 […]

28th November 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

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

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