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

Discover the Right Mind-Set for your Transition Journey at OA Employment Symposium in York

Business Psychologist, Carol Brooks, will share how best to prepare for a successful transition. In her keynote speech at our flagship career event in the North, Carol will discuss the psychological strategies you can adopt for your new career after leaving the Armed Forces. She will focus on the importance of building personal resilience through […]

4th June 2018

Three Steps for a Smoother Transition into a Civilian Career

There are many ways to get job ready when you leave the Armed Forces, but here are three effective approaches that worked for these former officers. Book an OA career consultation A career consultation is personal, being tailored to your requirements. It can help you identify suitable job roles, and the steps needed to achieve […]

3rd May 2018

Register for the OA Employment Symposium in York

We return to the historic city to deliver our flagship career event for officers in the North. The OA Employment Symposium brings together transitioning and former officers with employers and industry experts, so they can take their next step towards a new career after the Armed Forces. Employers from a range of industries will discuss […]

25th April 2018

London Employment Symposium 2017 on Facebook Live

On Tuesday 12th December 2017, the Officers’ Association held their national Employment Services Symposium at Deloitte HQ, London. Five of the talks were live streamed on Facebook and you can watch them below.   For the talk below, we were joined by Ben Keene and Skye Robertson from Escape the City, a global career change community for […]

12th December 2017

OA Helps Service Leavers with Employment Symposium

On Tuesday 12th December, the OA held a national employment Symposium at Deloitte’s London headquarters. Former and serving officers in the Armed Forces attended to gain insight into different sectors and industries, as well as key tips for a successful transition into civilian employment. The main talks were live streamed via social media, and people […]

19th December 2017

How to Get the Most out of the OA Employment Symposium

Here are our top tips to maximise the benefits of attending the biggest career event exclusively for the officer community. About the OA Employment Symposium The OA Employment Symposium in London is the ‘must attend event’ for officers looking to get a head start in their next career after leaving the Services. With its rich […]

11th December 2017

X-Forces Founder to Speak at OA Employment Symposium

Ren Kapur MBE and founder of X-Forces, the social enterprise that supports the military community to start their own businesses, will share her insights at the OA Employment Symposium. About Ren Ren has started several businesses, and believes in people supporting themselves through enterprise. For much of her career, Ren helped organisations with their sales […]

29th November 2017

The Value of Attending the OA Symposium

OA Career Consultants, Fiona Jackson and Clive Lowe, will be discussing the benefits of attending the OA Employment Symposium on 12th December 2017 and how to get the most value from it.   Watch the webinar:

14th November 2017

OA Employment Symposium Now Fully Booked

But you can still register and watch the live stream of key presentations on the day. Due to popular demand, all available spaces have been filled at the forthcoming OA Employment Symposium on 12th December in London. A waiting list is now in operation and you can register your interest. However, you can still watch […]

16th November 2017

Prepare for Your New Career

The OA interviewed Ben Keene and Skye Robertson, from Escape the City, about changing careers. Here are some of their thoughts. About Escape the City Escape the City is a global career change community for people who want to do work that matters to them. It believes in building a future where work powers a happier and […]

7th November 2017

Speakers Announced for OA Employment Symposium in London

Industry experts will share their knowledge on building a career after the military. The OA Employment Symposium in London is the ‘must attend event’ for officers looking to get a head start in their next career after leaving the Services. Bringing together serving and former officers, key employers and industry experts. The day involves breakout […]

18th October 2017

Book Your Place at the UK’s Biggest Employment Event for Officers

The OA Employment Symposium in London is essential for people wanting a new career after being an officer. The event brings together serving and former officers, key employers, industry experts and OA network contacts. The day involves break-out sessions and talks, covering industry insights and career advice. If you attend just one event during transition […]

13th September 2017

What does your personal brand say about you?

A strong digital brand can help you find work, so make yours effective. Employers and recruiters are increasingly researching candidates online to help decide if they are suitable. You therefore need to make sure you have a strong and positive digital presence. Social media expert Lincoln Coutts gave a presentation about developing your personal brand […]

17th August 2017

What do Recruiters Look for in Candidates with Military Experience?

When applying for a job it can be difficult to know exactly what employers and recruiters want from candidates. The OA recently hosted a panel discussion with recruiters to answer questions about the job application process, during the recent OA Employment Symposium in York. The panel included Michael Sanderson, Siemens Talent Acquisition Partner; Leanne Wood, […]

10th August 2017

Military Friendly Employers Share Career Top Tips

The first OA Employment Symposium of 2017 brought together leading military friendly employers and industry experts keen to share their insight with those currently in transition, or seeking a further career change since leaving the Armed Forces. Hosted at York’s Network Rail Training Centre, this year’s event kicked off with a dedicated LinkedIn workshop to […]

5th July 2017