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

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

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

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

Symposium 2016: Be open to change during your transition

How do you ‘lead yourself’ during a period of change? What value can you give to people? What’s your vision for the future?  Just some of the questions explored at the OA’s London Symposium, where officers in transition gained an insight into new careers and met employers who are actively recruiting. At our busiest symposium […]

15th December 2016

What to expect from the OA Employment Symposium 2016

We met up with the OA’s Head of Employment, Liz Stevens, to get a brief overview of what you can expect form the 2016 Employment Symposium in London on 13th December… Register for this event Watch the video: Register for this event

14th November 2016

OA Announce Date For London Symposium In December – Register Now!

We are are happy to announce that this years OA Connect Employment Symposium in London now has a confirmed date of 13th December 2016 at Deloitte’s London headquarters. More to come on this event in the coming weeks, but for now, please see more information below. The Officers Association (OA), trusted experts in the transition space […]

27th October 2016

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