13th November 2018: OA Webinar – Financial Services, Consulting and Mythbusting with CAPCO

Capco is a financial services management consultancy working with some of the world’s largest financial institutions helping them to adopt new technology, re-design processes and meet regulatory requirements. Capco has over 5000 staff in 28 offices across the globe and 1000 consultants in the UK alone. The Capco ex-forces programme has been running since 2014 […]

13th February 2017

6th November 2018: OA Webinar – Building your personal brand

We are delighted to welcome Nicola, Tom and Craig, members of the Bloomberg recruitment team, to speak to us tonight about the know-how and value of building your online personal brand to set yourself up for success. In today’s current employment market, being able to network in a confident and effective way is important for […]

20th February 2017

Management Opportunities within Construction through BuildForce

In this webinar, BuildForce will examine the construction sector, explore the managerial opportunities that it presents and explain the routes into construction offered through BuildForce and the 74 companies that the organisation works with. Watch the webinar:

9th October 2018

30th October: OA Webinar – Opportunities with Lloyd’s Military Network

This webinar will be looking at the diverse opportunities in the London Insurance Market open to service leavers, often with help from the Lloyds Military Network. We will be joined by Ben Howell (PPL Technical and Change Project Manager) and Alex Holderness (Offshore Energy Underwriting Associate) who will give an introduction into Commercial Insurance, the […]

27th February 2017

BlackRock: Overview of asset management and introduction to the VETS programme

In this introduction to the BlackRock VETS programme, discover more about BlackRock’s culture, recent journeys from the military into the firm and get an overview of the opportunities that BlackRock presents as the world’s largest asset manager. This will be a unique opportunity to gain insight from recent new joiners ahead of the BlackRock Insight […]

4th October 2018

24th October 2018: OA Webinar – Step into Health – Transitioning to an NHS career

This webinar, which will be held on a Wednesday, will look at: ‘Step into Health’ and how to get the most from it How opportunities in the NHS can be accessed What ‘Step into Health’ has delivered for the Armed Forces community and the NHS Why the NHS values employees from the Armed Forces community […]

6th March 2017

Transitioning into Aviation with General Electric

We are joined by former officers Tim Elliott and Jez Kerswill who will be providing an insight into working in the aviation supply chain industry for General Electric Aviation Systems and Dowty Propellers. The webinar will be exploring opportunities within GE and their experience of resettlement into the aviation industry. Tim is currently working as […]

11th September 2018

Six Key Insights About Becoming a Project Manager

Matt Wright and Freddie Milne, former Army captains and FDM Ex-Forces Consultants, share their top transition tips and how FDM can support your career journey. 1. Networking Never network for network’s sake. Always have a purpose. 2. Decide what you want from your new role There are different factors to consider when choosing a role, […]

23rd August 2018

Want to Work in Finance? Apply for this Opportunity with Citi.

Three Citi employees spoke to us about the Citi Salutes Graduate Programme, and how you can prepare for a successful transition into financial services. Jack Pile, a former Army officer, is currently on the programme, while Lucy Griffiths and Jessica Plant are from Citi’s HR Team, and are responsible for recruiting veterans to the programme. […]

20th August 2018

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 […]

31st August 2018

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 […]

25th July 2018

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