26th June 2019: External Event – KPMG CV Writing and Interview Workshop – London

This workshop is aimed at equipping Service Leavers with CV writing skills and interview techniques required when looking to transition into the corporate world. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop these key skills by working ‘one on one’ with members of both KPMG’s Recruitment Team and Military Network over the course of the afternoon. […]

26th June 2018

9th July 2019: The Leaders Club – Karl Tucker, Creating Success Organically – Exeter

Karl Tucker, Executive Chairman of Yeo Valley will join the The Leaders Club to discuss the history of Yeo Valley and how they have become one of the UK’s largest organic food brands and one of the biggest independent, family owned, dairy businesses. The Yeo Valley story started in 1974 when Roger and Mary Mead […]

9th July 2018

8th June 2019: The Leaders Club – An Evening at Britannia Royal Naval College – Dartmouth

This is a very special dinner to be held at the prestigious Britannia Royal Naval College. The event will include a tour of the college and a dinner for just 40 guests. Phil Sampson will be speaking after dinner: As a former Royal Marine and a member of the Dartmouth Directing staff, as well as […]

8th June 2018

17th July: The Leaders Club – Richard Bevan, What Makes a Successful Manager? – London

Richard Bevan is the Chief Executive for the League Managers Association. More details of his talk and The Leaders Club’s July networking event to follow. 18:30 – 19:30 Arrival and Networking19:00 – 20:00 Speaker21:00 – close Networking Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019 Time: 18:30 – 20:30 Location: De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London W1B 1PR […]

17th July 2018

19th June 2019: The Leaders Club – How Level is the Playing Field? – London

The Leaders Club believes the playing field still remains far from level. For their June event, The Leaders Club are bringing together four female leaders each successful and with a great story but also having experienced issues and challenges along the way that they have had to tackle in order to move forwards. The panel […]

19th June 2018

26th June 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 […]

26th June 2018

30th May 2019: OA Event – Financial Services Workshop – London

Discover the diverse range of opportunities available in Financial Services. Whether you are still exploring options or actively applying, this workshop will help you decide your next steps. During the workshop you will hear from a range of employers within Financial Services, including those from backgrounds in Wealth Management, Private, Retail and Investment Banking. You […]

30th May 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 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 it with schmoozing. Networking is not […]

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