Prince Harry Supports Military Friendly Organisations

Prince Harry presented government awards to organisations that offer the Armed Forces community employment and training opportunities.

The Prince was joined by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon at a recent Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) awards ceremony. They gave 33 Gold Awards to employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support for the Armed Forces community. The recipients included Airbus, Combat Pest Control, Balfour Beatty, General Dynamics UK, Network Rail, the Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London.

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OA Leads Discussion on Recruiting Veterans Aged 50 plus

Yesterday the OA launched a roundtable discussion, in partnership with Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), on recruiting veterans aged 50 plus.

Top UK companies attended the event hosted by AMS at their London headquarters. The discussion focused on ‘Older Veterans – An Untapped Talent?’ a report which compared the transition experience of Veterans leaving the Services pre and post the age of 50. This primary research was commissioned by the OA and conducted by Chime Insight and Engagement Group.

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17th October 2017: OA Webinar – Mind Flip Chat and Q&A with Zena Everett

This webinar will be focusing on how to flip your focus away from yourself and instead look outwards – to the value you add and the problems you, uniquely, can solve for other people.

Join us for this ‘fire-side’ style chat and Q&A with Zena Everett, Organisational Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Coach and author of Mind Flip, where she will focus on helping you to find and sell your unique mix of skills, knowledge, experience and networks.

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Veterans Minister to Promote ‘Military is Good for Business’

The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP will outline why business should recruit former officers, at an OA event in London.

As Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Mr Ellwood will highlight that ‘Military is Good for Business’. As a former Army captain, he understands the career challenges officers face on leaving the Armed Forces. Former Trade Minister and Crossbench Peer, Lord Digby Jones, and Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, will also attend.

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Officers’ Association to recognise Step into Health as leaders in the recruitment of former Armed Forces personnel

A programme devised to access the skills of former military personnel to meet skills shortages within the NHS, is set to receive an award of recognition from the Officers’ Association (OA).

The Step into Health recruitment programme connects employers within the NHS to the pool of talent available from within the veteran Armed Forces community.

With over 350 plus career opportunities available, half of which are non clinical, Step into Health aims to capitalise on the training, leadership and personal qualities of former Service personnel to fill this roles.

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Officers’ Association Supports Launch of New Military Networking Group in Wales

The Porffor Group, a new network in Cardiff for people who are serving and former military Personnel, is launching later this month.

The group’s first event is on Thursday 26th October 2017, at The Hopbunker in Cardiff (The Kingsway, CF10 3FD).

It was founded by John Solosy, a Chartered Financial Planner who previously served as an Army Major.

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10th October 2017: OA Webinar – Insight Into Medical Practice Business Management

This webinar will be focusing on how your military skills and experiences could translate into medical practice business management, an area many ex-military officers add value to.

The webinar will be giving a broad overview of the sector including what is attractive about this industry and how you can develop within it.

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11th October 2017: OA Event – Networking Masterclass and Talk with CEO of Grant Thornton – Bristol

The Officers’ Association have partnered with the University of the West of England as part of their annual Bristol Distinguished Address Series to host a networking workshop exclusively for OA members before the main talk by Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton and a follow up opportunity for networking.

The evening’s events will take place in the new Faculty of Business and Law building on Frenchay campus with the OA Networking Workshop running from 17:00 – 18:00, hosted by Tim Hughes, Professor of Applied Marketing, and Bryan Foss, Visiting Professor Business Markets.

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6th October 2017: BlackRock Open Day – London

If you are in your last 12 months of service or within 12 months of leaving the Armed Forces and looking to transition into a career within financial services, then sign up to the BlackRock London Open Day.

BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Its clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations, and a better life. BlackRock is passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future.

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4th October: OA Webinar – An Insight into Facilities Management

**Workshop now to be delivered as a Webinar**

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 into the breadth of opportunities within facilities management across different civilian sectors.

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