Careers Outside of London – Virgin Money

If you want to secure a role in Financial Services, do you need to head for London? No is the simple answer and in this webinar Nick Calder will explore how he successfully secured a role in Newcastle with Virgin Money after leaving The Royal Regiment of Scotland as a Lt. Colonel. Ed Pashley and […]

16th May 2017

North East Opportunities Network

Formed in 2016, the North East Opportunities Network is an informal group established to develop a network of serving and former officers (Regular and Reserve) in Newcastle and the North East. Now with over 50 members, NEON social events take place quarterly in Toon and are advertised via The OA and LinkedIn. Join us on […]

2nd September 2016

A Day in the Life of… A Security Manager

Martin Falsey is the Security Manager for The Kelda Group, who provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK. He also performs the same function for their main subsidiary, Yorkshire Water, the 9th largest Water Company in the world, which provides the same to some 4.7 million people and 130,000 […]

A Day in the Life of… A Change Manager

Simon Carpenter was in the Coldstream Guards in the Army, where he served for over 18 years. He left after his Company Commander’s tour in 2012. A desire for stability and to spend more time with his family was the main driver behind his decision to leave. Having successfully completed his first year on Royal […]

24th August 2016

Two Roses Networking Group – Leeds

The Two Roses business networking group runs events in Leeds that bring together ex-service personnel in transition and those who have found employment in a variety of sectors. The network is open to all ranks, but the vast majority are former officers from across all three services.   Regular Meetings The group meet every three […]

24th May 2016

ONWaRD Group – North West

Founded by Adam Kaley, Alex Dow and Will Orme, this networking group has been set up for serving and former military officers in the North West of England.  The aspiration is to help officers resettle into civilian working life and then continue this support in civilian employment. The group intends to meet after work on […]

The OA Heads For York With First Northern Employment Symposium

We headed north this week for our first ever Northern Employment Symposium at York St John University. One of the main purposes of running this event was to cater for more officers based in the North. This was a move much appreciated by former Royal Engineer Barry Heap who was happy not to make the […]

18th May 2016

54% of you Would Settle in the North to ‘return to your roots’

Great black pudding, outstanding natural beauty, a straight talking attitude – these are just some of the reasons you may wish to settle in the North of England. There is also reason to be optimistic regarding its employment situation as the Northern Powerhouse continues to take hold. [Watch our ‘Overview of the Northern Jobs Market’ […]

An Overview of the Northern Jobs Market

Director at Valette’s Business School Manchester Ged Drugan, talks to the OA about the recent surge of economic growth in the northern region of England and the variety of opportunities available in the core cities – Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. Northern Powerhouse is a term that was first coined by the 2010-15 coalition government […]

21st July 2015