We Are Not Damaged Says Minister and Veteran

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood MP says we must challenge false perceptions of veterans. Tobias Ellwood, a former Army officer, said: “That is a real challenge that we have, because too many people out there think because we served we are damaged.” The Minister made his comments at the Officers’ Association Careers […]

11th December 2018

New Data Dispels ‘Negative Stereotype’ About Veterans

A major new study released today by the Veterans Work consortium, reveals that military service is likely to improve your chances of finding employment. The study found that, contrary to what many believe, veteran employment rates at 81% are far higher than the national average of 75.5%. The report, titled ‘Veterans Work: Moving On’, surveyed […]

28th November 2018

A Force for Good: Veteran Support and Recognition

Nigel Hare, OA’s Director of Operations, shares his insight as a former Royal Navy Commander. I was delighted to attend the Cobseo AGM along with many other members of the military charity sector. We were promised a ‘protein rich’ agenda by Sir John McColl, Chairman, and he and his team certainly delivered. Highlights for me […]

23rd July 2018

Veterans Minister to Promote ‘Military is Good for Business’

The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP will outline why business should recruit former officers, at an OA event in London. As Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Mr Ellwood will highlight that ‘Military is Good for Business’. As a former Army captain, he understands the career challenges officers face […]

5th October 2017

OA Volunteers Meet Defence Minister

Several of the OA’s volunteers met Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, during a recent training session in London. The Minister was visiting a number of military charities and spoke to several Honorary Representatives (Hon Reps), the OA’s network of key volunteers that provide the crucial link between head office and […]

19th July 2017

Defence Minister Visits OA London Office

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, met OA staff and volunteers, while visiting several military charities in London on Thursday 6th July. The Minister, who is responsible for Defence People and Veterans, spoke to Lee Holloway, OA Chief Executive Officer, and Nigel Hare, OA Head of Benevolence, about how we support […]

13th July 2017