Citi Salutes Graduate Programme – Everything you need to know

In this webinar we speak with Citi to learn more about career opportunities available through their front office graduate programmes. We will learn from a current analyst about his experience of transitioning from the military into his role in the Markets business. We will also hear from Citi’s HR team on what they are looking […]

15th August 2018

18th September 2018: OA Webinar – How to start a career in cyber security with no tech experience

For this webinar we are joined by Jacob Barker, Head of Information Security at Redington, the 4th biggest investment consultancy in the UK. Redington have approximately 150 employees, are based near Bank, and advise on £350bn worth of assets. Jacob was the first ex-military member of staff that the company recruited earlier this year and […]

12th May 2017

BT Security Career Opportunities – Summer 2018 – Part 2

BT Security are currently hiring, with a number of exciting new roles in the following areas: Cyber security operations & delivery Cyber security sales Security product & portfolio management UK Government Security Threat intelligence & investigations All roles are available to view on the OA’s Executive Jobs Board (You must be registered with the OA […]

31st July 2018

21st August 2018: OA Webinar – Atkins: An insight into professional services and project management consultancy

Michele Crossman, former RAF Logistics Officer, now a Senior Project Manager in SNC-Lavalin’s Nuclear & Power EMEA business, will provide her perspective of transition. She will provide insight into professional services and project management consultancy at SNC-Lavalin (SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins in July 2017), and how to make the most of your transferable skills. She will […]

30th May 2017

Franchising Offers Good Career Opportunities and Less Risk

Franchising can be an ideal career for veterans wanting to avoid the normal ‘9-5’. Ed Ross, a former Army officer who went into franchising to escape the ‘job hamster wheel’, shared with us his insights on working in this industry. What is franchising? A franchise gives the franchisee (you) to start your business by legally […]

13th July 2018

Interviews part 2: interview techniques

In the second in our 2 part series on Interviews, Stacey Hunt, Resourcing Business Partner at Zurich, will show you how to put the skills you have learned into practice at the interview and will provide some top interview tips. This is the second part in our interviews series with Zurich. Watch ‘Interviews part 1’ […]

19th June 2018

Interviews part 1: How to prepare for interviews

We are delighted to welcome Tracey Hall, Senior Resourcing Business Partner who currently works for Zurich within their in-house Resourcing Function, as we discuss how to go about preparing yourself for an interview. Hear some words of advice at a personal level and also from someone who for the last 16 years has interviewed lots […]

12th June 2018

Opportunities with Highways England

Highways England is actively recruiting; this webinar will discuss the diverse range of opportunities available including project management, engineering, HR, procurement and communications. We are joined by Robert Jaffier, former Royal Navy, now an Asset and Resource Manager in Operations and Polly Nicholls from Human Resources. They discuss the current roles within the organisation and […]

5th June 2018

Networking for knowledge – Get the most out of building connections in your transition

With over 70% of jobs for transitioning officers coming from networking, its importance can’t be denied and at the OA we encourage people to take the opportunity to network, gain knowledge and build long term connections. In this webinar Sophia Koniarska, Director of Programmes and Partnerships at The Officers’ Association, explores the importance of networking, […]

29th May 2018

Career Paths at Royal Mail for Service Leavers

This webinar provides an overview of Royal Mail in the current climate. Former officers, Lyanne Maclean, Head of Fleet, and Simon Carpenter, Regional Head of Delivery Product Deployment, share their own experiences of the organisation and provide advice on possible career paths for service leavers. Royal Mail Group is a £10.8 billion business and is […]

15th May 2018

How to get the most out of 1-2-1 career consultations

Learn how to get the most out of career consultations at the Officers’ Association. Ashka Raval and Clive Lowe discuss the aims of a career consultation and how to maximise their effectiveness based on extensive practical experience. Ashka is a Recruitment Consultant at the OA and has extensive experience of recruitment across a variety of […]

22nd May 2018

The Pro’s and Con’s of a ‘Portfolio Career’

OA consultant Fiona Jackson is joined by Vix Anderton, a former RAF Intelligence Officer who left the Service in 2014. She shares key insights into her career including pros and cons of a portfolio career – working simultaneously in different areas of expertise – and lessons she has learnt along the way. Vix works in […]

8th May 2018

How Can You Identify Your Values, Goals and Next Steps?

Matt Driver and Phil Hayes, Coaches at Management Futures, explain how coaching can prepare you for your working life after leaving the Armed Forces. Coaching is vital to a successful transition. Leaving the military and starting a civilian career is a huge change, involving more than swapping jobs: you need to find new purpose and […]

16th May 2018

The Challenges of Buying a Business

Sometimes it makes sense to purchase an existing company rather than starting your own. Simon Watson, a former RAF Wing Commander who runs ET Cleaning Services and Swift Cleaners, discussed his own experiences during a recent webinar. Getting started Find an appropriate company to buy, search online or through word of mouth. Dalton Business is […]

8th May 2018

The Perils of Setting up in Business

We are joined by Simon Watson, ex-RAF Wing Commander, as he discusses establishing your own business and the best ways of going about it. Simon shares some words of wisdom as someone who recently established two of his own cleaning businesses. The webinar covers purchasing companies, the pitfalls, staff, cash flow, loans, different kinds of […]

11th April 2018

What Does Being an NHS Non-Executive Director Involve?

Former officers make ideal NHS Non-Executive Directors, because both require excellent operational skills and a strong sense of social responsibility. In an OA webinar, Pete Liddle, OA Business Development Manager, discussed the role of an NHS Non-Executive Director, with Janice Scanlan, Head of Non-executive Development at NHS Improvement, and Dusty Amroliwala, a retired Air Commodore […]

4th April 2018

Joining an NHS Board – Becoming a Non-Executive Director

This webinar is for any former officers looking for possible career paths into the the role of a non-executive director on an NHS Board. With 237 NHS trusts across the country, there are plenty of board level opportunities to explore. The qualities that an officer could bring to a board are recognised but it is […]

5th December 2017

How to Draft a CV to Catch Recruiters’ Attention

This webinar focuses on what recruiters are looking for in a CV and how to draft a CV that will catch their attention. We include some first hand advice given by HR recruiters from companies that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Clive Lowe, a Career Consultant here at the Officers’ Association, also provides some […]

13th March 2018

What does a ‘Good’ Employer look like?

The OA are often approached by officers who are seeking a good quality employer with their secondary consideration being what type of role or the sector they would like to work within. In this webinar we look at what a good employer is and how would you can find one. We are joined by Michelle […]

6th March 2018

What is it like to work for a charity?

In a recent webinar, Simon Allen, OA Chief Operations Officer, shared his experiences of working in the charity sector. Overview of the sector (Figures from the Charities Commission, covers England and Wales only) 167,000 registered charities 853,000 people work in the sector Combined annual income of £74 billion Majority (73%) are small (income < £500,000 […]

28th February 2018