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

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

Landing the right role – Careers with HSBC

After a career spanning 20 years in the Royal Marines, Steven Lee is now a Delivery and Assurance Director at HSBC. He joined us to discuss his transition timeline and the range of recruitment opportunities available at HSBC ahead of the forthcoming recruitment day HSBC are hosting.Since joining HSBC in 2014, Steven is now in […]

27th April 2017

OA confirms Employment Symposium in York, 28th June 2017

The OA will run the first of two Employment Symposia this year, the first of which will be held at the Network Rail Training Centre, York. The Employment Symposium will bring together key employers – both regional and national, industry experts and OA network contacts and supporters to provide a day of industry expertise and […]

11th April 2017

OA to run Leeds Project Management Workshop based on success of York event

“I thought it was a really excellent event. Very well judged, interesting insight and great networking. It was worth my while attending”, Nick Channer, Chief of Staff, Army. A recent OA led Operations Management Workshop in York explored the skills and experience required to transition from managing a project within the forces, to a career […]

2nd March 2017

The Liquid List – London, Salisbury and The Midlands

In business, ‘people buy people’ so the only way they can do that is to meet you at networking event, at a job interview or when you have arranged a meeting through personal contact. It follows that you MUST develop the skills to enable employers to ‘buy you’. That is why The List has been […]

27th February 2017

OA delighted to support a new Networking Group in Birmingham

Former Army Officer Mark Wilson Ramsay is primed to bring former and serving military officers together as he sets up a new networking group based in Birmingham. The networking group will be known as the Midlands Military Meet (M3) and will meet for the first time on 2nd March, 19.30-21.30 at The Old Contemptibles, 176 Edmund […]

2nd February 2017

Midlands Military Meet (M3) – Networking (Tri-Services) Birmingham Area

Midlands Military Meet (M3) is a new networking group in the Birmingham area. The group meets on the first Thursday of every quarter for relaxed and informal networking.If you are leaving the Services or alternatively want to support those that are, you are welcome to attend the meetings. Networking is an essential aspect of resettlement […]

25th January 2017

OA to Target Operations Management as a Career Option with New Workshop

The Officers’ Association will target Operations Management as a potential job sector for transitioning officers with a workshop in York, on Feb 15th, 2017. Hosted by Portakabin, the workshop will combine insight into the sector with practical experiences from key speakers as well as looking at the military qualifications that will translate across to the […]

19th January 2017

The Leaders Club

Those registered with the Officer’s Association get exclusive ticket price discounts for all Leaders Club monthly networking events. You can view all upcoming events on our Events Page. About The Leaders Club: At The Leaders Club, our motto is ‘Bringing Great Minds Together’, and our vision is to inspire each other with inspiring speakers at […]

6th December 2016

Forces into Health

Formed in response to a growing number of ex-forces personnel who have either transitioned, or are thinking of transitioning, into the Health Sector. The group and the network aim to support those individuals with contacts, advice and information, wherever possible. In particular, it signposts opportunities and recommends ‘points of entry’, working where appropriate and mutually […]

29th November 2016

Networking Blog – Overcome that fear of nobody wanting to talk to you

Helen Birchall spent 20 years as an Officer in the Royal Signals. Her main reason for leaving was that she felt she had achieved everything she wanted to do in the military – having completed operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, amongst others, she was after some stability in her life and a […]

11th November 2016

My personal tips on Networking – David Relph

David Relph served as an officer in the Royal Artillery undertaking a blend of regimental duty, operational service, work in a headquarters staff job and a job in the Ministry of Defence. He left Sandhurst in 1994 and the army in 2010.We spoke to David about how networking played its part in kick-starting his career journey.What […]

9th November 2016

“Have a plan when building your networks” – Networking experiences with Anna-Marie Watson

Anna-Marie Watson served in the Royal Logistic Corps for 9 years, from 2000 – 2009, reaching the rank of senior Captain and completed 3 operational tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Her final posting in the Army was as the training officer for military and civil service students attending Northumbrian universities proved a stepping stone for […]

2nd November 2016