This Remembrance Week let us encourage all employers to champion our veterans

The new Office for Veterans’ Affairs can be an ideal vehicle to communicate the benefits of employing ex-forces personnel, but it requires strong cross-party support, argues Lee Holloway, Chief Executive of the Officers’ Association. This week we will take time to reflect 0upon the ultimate sacrifice that men and women have made in the conflicts […]

14th November 2019

OA Webinar – City Veterans’ Network

The City Veterans’ Network (CVN) brings together veteran networks within firms across the City, and Financial Services in the UK, to share best practice on employing ex-Service personnel and reservists. The Network provides a forum where issues impacting veterans & Service leavers can be debated in confidence, and where activities aimed at enhancing veteran activity […]

28th October 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

Goldman Sachs Veterans’ Integration Programme

The Goldman Sachs Veterans’ Webinar is designed to provide potential applicants with information about Goldman Sachs, our career opportunities and the 2020 Veterans Integration Program (VIP), which runs in the first quarter of the year. The webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from VIP alumni and members of the Goldman Sachs EMEA Veterans […]

9th October 2019

My Military Transition Story – Meri Mayhew

My name is Meri Mayhew. I joined the RAF in 1989 and served as an Air Traffic Control Officer until 2003. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the RAF, particularly the interesting and varied roles, the camaraderie and the social life. A professional highlight was my tour in Afghanistan, running day-to-day air traffic operations at […]

27th September 2019

Opportunities with Tesco Technology

Tesco Technology are actively looking for officers to fill their current vacancies. In this webinar you will learn more about what Tesco Technology do, the types of roles available, and how you can successfully navigate the application and recruitment process. We will be joined by Scott Dalton, recruiter with Tesco Technology, who will help you […]

12th September 2019

Understanding your pension in transition

The Forces Pension Society is a not-for-profit organisation fighting and campaigning for Service pensions rights for the armed forces and their families. Major General Neil Marshall OBE, Chief Executive talks about the role of the Society in helping you understand your pension so that you can build a solid financial platform for when you leave […]

7th August 2019

Becoming a Bursar – My Experience

Chris Way presented at our recent Military Vs Civilian Management seminar, where we explored the nuances of civilian management roles for Service leavers. Chris left the military some time ago, and has since established a rewarding career as a School Bursar. Here is his story. How long was your military career? I joined the RAF […]

31st July 2019

OA Receives Grant to Research the Transition Challenges of Service Leavers Aged 50 Plus

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £115K to the OA, to identify the transition challenges and barriers that all ranks of Service leavers aged 50 plus face when entering civilian employment. This is the first time the specific challenges that older Service leavers encounter on the transition pathway will be examined. Spanning a year, […]

13th March 2018

Freelancing – risky business or your best decision yet?

Do your transition plans automatically discount the idea of going freelance? Ever find yourself wondering if you can make a living working for yourself? Or maybe you’ve already transitioned and feel that now could be the right time to find something more gratifying by working for yourself. If you can charge for your knowledge and […]

25th January 2017

The OA to Support Tidworth Job Fair

The OA are to attend the Tidworth Job Fair on 15th March 2017 and will host a dedicated break-out seminar on transferable skill sets and preparation processes aimed at helping Service Leavers transition into industry. Open to all ranks, The Service Leaver’s Journey break-out session will run from 10.30 – 11.15 on the day and […]

24th January 2017