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Top Ten Tips for Developing an Internal Military Network

An internal military network is a great way to maximise the benefits that veterans can bring to your organisation.

If you are thinking about developing your own internal military network, here is what you need to consider.

1, Have a network with clear purpose and vision aligned to your organisation’s brand/vision and ensure activity is linked back to this.
2, Have an individual or group with the commitment/motivation to make the network succeed and share the work load.
3, No need to reinvent the wheel – learn and leverage from other schemes/activities already being run in the business and what other business and sectors have already implemented.

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7th June 2018: OA Insight – LinkedIn Workshop – Swindon

This event is being held by the Officers Association in partnership with Recruit For Spouses. The event is open to officers and/or their spouses.

This workshop is a brilliant opportunity to learn how to amend your profile so that it shines to employers and your network contacts. Bring along your laptop and edit as you learn with Lincoln Coutts, LinkedIn expert and Social Media Consultant.

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How a Career Consultation Helped Antony

Antony was forced to leave the Royal Marines for health reasons, but an OA career consultation provided the turning point he needed to find new employment.

Shortly after joining the Royal Marines, Antony Thompson was deployed to Afghanistan in January 2009. He later served in intelligence roles, and then in 2013 was selected for officer training. Unfortunately, he was injured on the course, forcing him to take administrative roles for two years as a Lieutenant, before receiving a medical discharge in April 2017.

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One Day Google Workshop – FREE to the entire Military community

Do you need help with your CV? Have you started a business and looking for guidance with your social media strategy and self-promotion? Pop in and see us for one, or all three, of our FREE Google sessions

This free, one day workshop is hosted by Recruit for Spouses and presented by Google UK! It is open to all Military spouses, serving personnel, dependants (16+), veterans, ex-service and friends & family.

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X-Forces Enterprise celebrates a successful 2017 Naval Families Enterprise Project Initial Cohort and launches A Second Programme in Plymouth

X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), together with Greenwich Hospital, A Crown Royal Navy Charity, met with the 2017 cohort from the Naval Families Enterprise Project in Portsmouth on Thursday 12 April 2018.

The event, which was held in the stunning surroundings of the Portsmouth Room at the Portsmouth Guildhall, was sponsored by Kilfrost Ltd and hosted by Solent LEP. It was a reunion for the sixteen members of the 2017 cohort and celebrated their success. It was also the launch-pad for the second programme which will start in September 2018.

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RBLI’s transformative employment support programme for veterans expands across Wales after backing from the Morrisons Foundation

Unemployed Welsh veterans are to be handed a lifeline after a transformative employment support programme for ex-service personnel has been given financial backing.

Currently in Wales, 1 in 20 has served in the Armed Forces while, across the country, working-age veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed as civilians.

However, military and disability charity Royal British Legion Industries is now set to tackle the issue by rolling out additional courses of their LifeWorks programme after receiving more than £96,000 from the charitable arm of supermarket giant Morrisons, The Morrisons Foundation.

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22nd March 2018: OA Event – Project Management Workshop – Swindon

The skills and experience required to manage a project are common within the Forces and many individuals look to transition into a new career within Project Management when they leave.
The day will start with an overview of project management within a business setting, including a review of qualifications followed by a series of presentations delivered by those already working in Project Management who will share their experience and highlight key factors to consider when entering a particular sector; The day will be finished by a Q&A led by HR teams within the PM sector who will be able to provide insight on the application process.

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