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