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OA Extends Military Skills Agenda with new London based Employers Knowledge Swap event

The OA are to repeat the success of previous employer insight days by bringing together employers looking to translate military skills within the civilian workplace.

Employers Knowledge Swap events set out to explore how a business is able to translate the skills gained in the military when seeking to attract, select and develop talent within their own organisations. The next OA Employers Knowledge Swap event will take place on 24th May, in London.

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Stoll recommit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant with Chief of Defence People visit

The Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CVO CBE, has visited Stoll to meet beneficiaries of the charity. He had a tour of Stoll’s Fulham site which is home to over 150 Veterans and the centre of a large number of charities offering services to Veterans. General Nugee was at Stoll to witness the charity recommit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.

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Physiotherapist and Team GB athlete from Sheffield to take on London Marathon for military charity

A physiotherapist and Team GB athlete from Sheffield is competing in the London Marathon this April for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Steve Canning, 37 and originally from Haywards Heath, Sussex, will be competing in the world famous event for the third time, and will be running in honour of his Great Grandfather, Leonard Howell, who received support from the charity over 100 years ago and created a legacy which continues to inspire his family to this day.

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Veteran from Dursley to take on mammoth 100k challenge for military charity

A man from Dursley is training to compete in a 100k walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Paul Breen, 33, is himself a veteran, having served in the King’s Royal Hussars for ten years. During his Service, he completed tours of Iraq, Northern Ireland and Kuwait, and it is largely due to his Service, as well as those he served alongside, that Paul finds himself preparing to take on the challenge.

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Finding your home on Civvy Street: research coming soon!

Housing Options Scotland (HOS) is a housing charity with almost 20 years of experience helping disabled people find the right house in the right place. In 2012 the organisation created a pilot project called “Military Matters” which aimed to give housing advice and support to disabled veterans in Scotland, or those who wished to return or relocate to Scotland. Through the life of the Military Matters project, HOS has also carried out housing briefs, created publications and given advice and support to all veterans, those in transition and those currently serving in the Armed Forces.

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