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Veterans to Compete in OA Inter-Services Triathlon

To celebrate 30 years of the championship, special veteran teams will also participate this year.

The OA Inter-Services Triathlon sees some of the best athletes from across the Armed Forces push themselves to the limit in individual and team categories. Competitors will swim through 1.5 km of open water, cycle 41 km of tricky terrain and finish the course with a 10 km run. The Fire, Police and Prison services are also entering guest teams.

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Northern Businesses to Increase Recruitment of Veterans

Businesses across the North of England supported a Veteran Recruitment Roadshow, with over 40 businesses of all sizes from across the region attending to learn more about how they could tap into the veteran talent pool.

The event was hosted by Deloitte, The Drive Project and veterans’ charity the Officers’ Association at Virgin Money in Newcastle.

Whilst 71% of medium and large organisations say they would consider employing veterans, only 39% would consider employing someone with no industry experience.

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Teaching Under a Hot Tin Roof, by Richard Jones

Richard Jones, a former RAF officer, is travelling around the world with his family. He shares what lessons he has learnt on the way.

I scarcely believe it is almost six months since I wrote about leaving my job to travel for a year with my family. I almost feel like a different person now, having travelled from New Zealand across South East Asia. I have experienced many new cultures, and going on this adventure with my wife and children has been incredible.

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How to Job Hunt Effectively

Lisa Jones, an OA Career Consultant and former Army officer, shared her top career searching tips with BFBS Radio.

Give yourself time, because it can often take six to eight months to find the right job. If you are a Service leaver, allocate time away from your current role. Create a schedule so you work smartly and maximise your time developing opportunities. Be open with your family about needing to spend an evening or weekend focussing on your job seeking.

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26th June 2018: OA Webinar – How to build a personal brand for success

Leaving the services means you will have an amazing array of skills and experiences that are wanted by many employers or as a service to others. But how do you differentiate yourself from all the other talent in the market who have experience in the sectors that you want to go into?

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Rory Underwood to Inspire Veteran Success at OA Bristol Networking Event

The former England rugby star and RAF officer will share his career journey and insight with serving and former officers.

Rory Underwood MBE is a legendary international rugby player, scoring a record 49 tries for England, winning six caps for the British Lions and playing at Leicester Tigers for 14 years. He also spent 18 years as a pilot in the RAF, spending more than 3,000 hours flying Tornados, Canberras, Hawks and Domines. Rory is now an experienced facilitator, psychometric profiler and performance coach.

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How Effective is your Military Engagement Programme?

Increasingly more organisations are benefitting from recruiting veterans. Use the checklist below to see where your organisation fits on its military engagement journey.
How many of the criteria below does your organisation meet?

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– The business understands the commercial and social case for hiring veterans.
– There is a dedicated individual to manage this work, in addition to their other responsibilities.
– The organisation supports individuals in their fundraising efforts for military charities.

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19th June 2018: OA Webinar – Interview techniques

In this webinar, Rebecca James, Recruitment Business Partner at Zurich, will show you how to put the skills you have learned into practice at the interview and will provide some top interview tips.

This webinar follows on from the webinar to be broadcast on Tuesday 12th June where Tracey Hall, Senior Resourcing Partner at Zurich, discusses ‘How to prepare for successful interviews’.

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