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6th September 2017: External Event – JP Morgan, Ex-Military Insight Day – London

Now entering its eighth year, JP Morgan’s Ex-Military Transition Program is committed to providing a market leading opportunity to Ex-Military personnel.

Their events offer prospective candidates a comprehensive brief on the entry routes available to ex-military personnel across all ranks and Services; from their market-leading internship to their direct-hire opportunities.

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OA Facebook Page Celebrates First Birthday

The OA Facebook Page was launched in July 2016, and is now a crucial way for us to engage with people.

It has 12,269 followers and has become an active hub for the transitioning and former officers’ community. We also use Facebook to reach a wider audience, including beyond the military sector. We share key stories, promote events and broadcast live to connect directly with our community in real time.

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Five Key Steps to Building a Military Network

Networks are an effective way to gain insights, connections and confidence in your future plans. Pete Liddle, OA Business Development Manager (North), recently ran a webinar on Building a Military Network, with Alex Nancolas and John Mayo. They run Two Roses, a business networking group in the North of England for former members of the Armed Forces. Here are our five steps to building a Military Network.

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28th June 2017: OA Connect – LinkedIn Workshop – York

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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Royal Marine veteran swaps front line for finishing line to run London Marathon

A former Royal Marine Commando from Surrey will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Combat Stress, the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity.

On 23 April, Steve Mansfield will run 26.2 miles in the Virgin Money London Marathon, one of the three fundraising events he is taking part in to raise money for Combat Stress. Steve completed his first fundraising event for the charity, the Royal Parks Half Marathon last October, finishing in under one and a half hours. In July he will take part in the final event, the UK IRONMAN, a long distance triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and a 26.2 mile run.

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Paralympian Joe Townsend visits veterans’ mental health charity

Paralympian and former Royal Marine, Joe Townsend visited veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress last week at their Surrey based treatment centre to hand over the funds he raised for the charity.

Joe got involved with Combat Stress last year after taking part in the #22PushupChallenge, a viral social media campaign that aimed to raise awareness and support for veterans’ mental health. Putting his own spin on the challenge Joe completed an alternative type of push-up, called planche push-ups and encouraged supporters to donate by adding an extra push-up for every donation. On the final day of the challenge Joe completed over 100 push-ups, a personal best.

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Veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress to host business symposium

Educating businesses about the mental health treatment and support available to the veterans they employ is the focus of this year’s The Military Mind business symposium, sponsored by Thales UK.

Hosted by Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans, the event on 9 May coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week and will explain how and why some ex-service personnel and reservists develop mental health issues, and what their employers can do to help support them at work.

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Employers Knowledge Swap – 15th November,   0930 – 1400: Developing your Internal Military Network – London – Kindly hosted by BT

Organisations will be aware of the benefits of developing internal employee networks such as LGBT and BAME, with an increasing number of organisations now recognising the opportunity to develop their own internal military networks as part of the diversity of support they offer.

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