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

Why you should consider being coached into a second career

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

Working in the Charity Sector

Simon Allen, Chief Operations Officer at the Officers’ Association, discusses his experiences in the Charity sector in this webinar. Simon will provide an overview of the sector, how to get into it, what ex-officers can offer and what you can do to enhance your employability. He will discuss how he found his way into the sector […]

20th February 2018

An Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

Phil Hayes, Chairman of Management Futures, speaks to us about the value of Coaching and Mentoring. Phil will discuss the benefits of coaching both during your transition as well as throughout your future career. He will explain the differences between coaching and mentoring and will introduce the foundation skills and practices of executive coaching. He […]

6th February 2018

Pay in the Civilian World

Nick Everard, Managing Director of J1 Consulting, seeks to debunk the tricky issue of pay during this session. Nick will help you to identify what your starting point could be by looking at what you are being paid now and what you are worth in the civilian market, given your skills and experience. This webinar […]

30th January 2018

KPMG – An Insight into Transitioning into the Corporate World

In this webinar we’re joined by Lesley Gold, senior recruiter in HR at KPMG, and Sid Welham, COO Financial Services, also of KPMG and a former officer in the Royal Welsh. They discuss transitioning into the corporate world and myth busting the areas of consultancy ex-military can move into. They also explore opportunities within KPMG […]

23rd January 2018

An Insight into Facilities Management

Are you considering transitioning into Facilities Management role but unsure of what it looks like in a civilian context? Are you wondering how your skills and experience gained in the military can provide value to civilian organisations? This is the webinar for you. Kindly hosted by Lee Grant from BIFM, this webinar will provide insight […]

4th October 2017

Working in the Oil and Gas Industry with General Electric

This webinar is a must watch if you are interested in the opportunities at GE and working in the oil and gas industry. We also give top tips on making a successful application to the Junior Officer Leadership Programme offered by General Electric. The webinar includes top tips for entering the oil and gas industry […]

12th September 2017

Strategy in a FTSE 250 company

This webinar focuses on strategy in a FTSE 250 company. We are joined by Rachael De Renzy Channer who has a background in Strategy, Transformation and Business Planning. Rachael talks about the context of strategy process creation; how to define the problem and develop a solution. She also covers implementing new processes and how you […]

5th September 2017

How to Make it in The City – An Insider View from the Insurance World – Lloyds

The London insurance market is a unique but largely unknown industry at the heart of the City of London. However, many of the skill sets and characteristics held by ex-military and serving reservists are highly valued and sought after. In this webinar Rich Millbank, from JLT group, discusses his transition from the Army into the […]

20th June 2017