13th February 2020: External Event – RuRALink Networking Evening – Cirencester

A celebration of one year of rural networking for ex-forces and the land-based sector. Last year The Rural List launch event attracted over 90 people and created a supportive community which has continued to meet monthly and launched several new careers in 2019, as well as laying a foundation for several fantastic initiatives by employers, […]

13th February 2019

25th February 2020: External Event – Military is Good for Construction Networking Day – London

This Military is Good for Construction networking day is designed to provide Service leavers and veterans with a broad understanding of construction and how the military skill set transfers to the sector. On the day you will have the opportunity to network with construction companies, whilst learning about current and future opportunities. Forces Friendly employers […]

25th February 2019

17th March 2020: External Event – Leavers’ Link Networking – Colchester

“It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference.” Why: 65% – 85% of jobs are found by networking (Harvard Business School). If you are leaving the Armed Forces, you cannot afford not to network! Who: Service leavers: Are you leaving the Armed Forces soon or just thinking about it? Or are you […]

17th March 2019

18th February 2020: External Event – Leavers’ Link Networking – Colchester

“It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference.” Why: 65% – 85% of jobs are found by networking (Harvard Business School). If you are leaving the Armed Forces, you cannot afford not to network! Who: Service leavers: Are you leaving the Armed Forces soon or just thinking about it? Or are you […]

18th February 2019

12th February 2020: BDAS – Katherine Bennett, What Does Internationalisation Mean in C21st for Global Corporations? – UWE Bristol

Katherine Bennett CBE, Senior Vice President of Airbus and Chair of Western Gateway will deliver a lecture on her company’s approach to internationalisation. Topics to be touched on include internationalisation versus the role of continents from an economic perspective, a summary of Airbus current issues and ambitions, reflections on the Brexit debate and finally, in […]

12th February 2019

12th February 2020: Networking Workshop – UWE Bristol

With 75% of jobs found through networking ensure you have the skills to network effectively Join OA Career Consultant Jo Sturdy for an evening of networking and career inspiration as she leads you through a practical and intensive one-hour networking workshop. Networking is about forming and maintaining relationships and whether you are networking for business development […]

27th February 2020: External Event – BuildForce Armed Forces Insight Day – Manchester

Hosted by Wates, the Insight Day will focus on local and nationwide construction and the built environment, current and pipeline opportunities, and a chance to talk to key employers from the BuildForce Alliance, including Amey, Balfour Beatty, Balfour Beatty Vinci HS2 JV, Building Heroes, Danny Sullivan, Eiffage Kier HS2 JV, Highways England, Jacobs, Kier, Mace, […]

27th February 2019

29th January 2020: BDAS – Dr Bevis Watts, Bankers must become Eco-warriors – Bristol

Could banks serve the needs of society better? Are they undermining our long-term ability to sustain ourselves by not actively seeking to address the climate emergency, inequality and societal needs? Perhaps the first and only environmentalist to lead a UK bank, Dr Bevis Watts puts forward the case that much of the financial sector is […]

29th January 2019

29th January 2020: External Event – X-Forces Military In Business Networking Evening – Durham

The X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) Military In Business Network is an exclusive space to connect entrepreneurs from the Armed Forces community to share experiences and support one another. By joining your local Military In Business networking event you can: Share and gain both knowledge and learning to accelerate your path to success in business ownership – […]

23rd April 2020: External Event – Barclays Military Talent Day – Manchester

The Barclays Military Talent Day (MTD) provides an opportunity for service personnel and veterans interested in Financial Services to get an insight into the sector. The event will begin with a series of presentations about the different business units and functions across Barclays.  Presentations will be delivered by colleagues from across the business, including a […]

23rd April 2019

23rd April 2020: External Event – Barclays Military Talent Day – London

The Barclays Military Talent Day (MTD) provides an opportunity for service personnel and veterans interested in Financial Services to get an insight into the sector. The event will begin with a series of presentations about the different business units and functions across Barclays.  Presentations will be delivered by colleagues from across the business, including a […]

6th February 2020: 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. Agenda: […]

6th February 2019

12th February 2020: External Event – ONWaRD Networking Evening – Manchester

You are invited to join ONWaRD for their networking evening. This is a fantastic chance to hear from officers now in civilian careers and gain some transition top tips. Networking at any stage of your career is vital, and during this event you will make new contacts, hear about opportunities and discuss challenges. ONWaRD is a […]

12th February 2019

19th February 2020: The Leaders Club – Arun Singh and Mike Mister, How to Lead Smart People – London

The Leaders Club welcomes Arun Singh and Mike Mister, co-authors of “How to Lead Smart People”, a bestselling Business Leadership Book in the WH Smith Business Book Chart and in various countries abroad. Drawing on over 60 years of collective experience the book uniquely brings together the knowledge and experience of years practising and working in […]

19th February 2019

12th February 2020: Financial Services Seminar – Manchester

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

12th February 2019

31st January 2020: External Event – Boston Consulting Group Insight Afternoon – London

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) invites serving or former military personnel looking to explore opportunities within consultancy to their London office for the afternoon. During the afternoon you will have the opportunity to learn more about consulting and life at BCG, hearing from a range of speakers at various levels within BCG.  You will also have […]

31st January 2019

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

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