Posted: 14th Apr 2021

Exploring the opportunities and challenges for ex-military personnel and spouses

Listen to our Women into Employment webinar series to hear from business leaders, employment experts and inspirational women who have successfully transitioned from military to civilian employment.


Understand what employers like Jacobs, Balfour Beatty, JP Morgan, Braze, and MOD Defence Equipment & Support are looking for from future employees and why they’re recruiting from the ex-military and spouse talent pools.


  • Gain practical, useable advice on finding & securing your next role
  • Develop a better understanding of civilian employers and what they're looking for from new hires
  • Realise the potential of online networking
  • Be inspired and motivated to take your next step
  • And understand where 'my best fit' is within the civilian jobs market.

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Session 1 Online Foreword: Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE
Session 2 OA & Jacobs Welcome
Session 3 Keynote: Sue Liburd, Managing Director of Sage Blue
Session 4 Research: Dr Emma Parry, Cranfield School of Management
Session 5 Transition Panel with female veterans from Skanska, NHS, PA Consulting & KPMG
Session 6 Keynote: Pavita Cooper, Founder of More Difference
Session 7 Opportunities with Jacobs
Session 8 Afternoon Welcome: Johnny Mercer MP
Session 9 Employer Panel with JPMorgan Chase, Balfour Beatty, Braze, Goldman Sachs & KPMG
Session 10 Support for Military Spouses: Heledd Kendrick, CEO of Recruit for Spouses
Session 11 Higher Education Opportunities: Andi Frkovich, London Business School
Session 12 Executive Insights Panel:
Sarah Morris, Group Chief People Officer of Compass Group
Leonor Stjepic, CEO of Montessori Group
Heather Benjamin, Chair of Board of Trustees, Air Ambulance UK
Leona Barr-Jones, COO of Focus7 & IOD Director of the Year
Session 13 Closing Remarks: Laura Blair, OA Employment Director
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