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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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29th March 2017: OA Connect – LinkedIn Workshop – London

Are you unsure how to get started on your LinkedIn profile? Or are you simply concerned that your LinkedIn profile isn’t getting the attention that it should? If you’ve had enough of hearing how important LinkedIn is and are yet to see its value, then this workshop is for you! Our renowned expert and social media consultant, Lincoln Coutts will take the mystery out of LinkedIn and reveal the secrets of creating a profile that shines.

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OA Celebrates Second Anniversary of Bristol Office Opening

Two years ago the Officers’ Association opened its first regional office in Bristol with the aim of reaching out to military officers, providing them with support as they transition into civilian life. What started out as a blank canvas is now evolving into an impactful community – engaging with organisations and Service-leavers through networking events and Employer Knowledge Swaps.

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Former officer community faces new challenges

The OA has produced an infographic to sit alongside their latest report – funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and released last week. The report provides a definitive demographic profile of the serving and ex-officer community.

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Demographic Research of the Serving and Former Officer Community, states that there are over 26,820 serving UK officers, and an estimated 371,600 veteran officers in Great Britain, including 19,200 over ninety years of age.

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2017: The year of the Virtual Careers Fair

“A Virtual Event is a gathering of people sharing a common virtual environment on the web, rather than meeting in a physical location. Virtual events are highly interactive, looking and feeling a lot like their physical counterparts. Popular uses of virtual events include virtual tradeshows, virtual job fairs, virtual conferences and virtual companywide gatherings. Virtual events are used to deliver presentations, trainings, meetings and sessions led by stakeholders from company executives to human resources.” – (Wikipedia)

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28th March 2017: OA Webinar – Virtual Career Fairs

Join OA careers consultant, Lisa Jones, as she helps you to prepare for the OA’s first virtual career fair taking place on 4th and 5th of April 2017. Lisa will explain the benefits of attending the fair and give you information including what you should expect, how to prepare for the event and how to approach employers.

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