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Transition Story: taking charge of your own destiny

As much as a broad understanding of the commercial world will prepare you for a career in wealth management, ‘it’s whether or not you possess a genuine interest in people that will determine your success.’

Simon Roffey’s opinion may surprise those who still associate the sector with a rather more money-driven attitude – an outdated ‘80s cultural stereotype that perhaps still continues to resonate.

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OA Awards Prize to RAF Cadet for Outstanding Charity Work

OA’s Chief Executive Officer, Lee Holloway, was delighted to present Flying Officer Jordan Polonijo with the Officers’ Association Prize at RAF Cranwell’s Graduation Dining-In Night on 5 May 2017 at RAF Cranwell.

The OA provides the ‘Work in the Community’ charity award in recognition of the work carried out by cadets supporting a charitable cause whilst undergoing officer training at RAF College Cranwell.

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Transition Story: let your curiosity lead the way

You may be forgiven for thinking that Rachel’s voluntary commitments at Barclays sound as demanding and time consuming as her full-time work. From her activities as co-chair of one of the Barclay’s Women’s Initiative Networks, to organising the annual Light The Night Dragon Boat race for Bloodwise and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rachel also supports the veteran community through military Insight days and workshops.

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2nd May 2017: OA Webinar – Career and Vocational Opportunities in the Land-Based Sector with HighGround

Are you transitioning from the military? Ever considered opportunities in Farming, Forestry, Conservation or Landscape-design? Then this webinar is for you.

HighGround is a charity which helps Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans to find jobs, careers and vocational opportunities in the land-based sector.

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22nd May 2017: ‘Me Plc’ – Managing your Career through Personal Leadership – London

‘Me Plc’ – A half day workshop on Personal Leadership

Managing Change Through Personal Leadership – Part of the OA’s Series of Personal Development Workshops

Service leavers are being asked to take more responsibility and ownership for their career development. Within the civilian workforce, people are being asked to be more self-managing, entrepreneurial and adaptable.

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Continuing to provide help and support to former officers, our Benevolence team share their top three stories

The OA’s Benevolence Department continues to focus on providing financial support and advice to former Officers and their dependants throughout the UK and overseas. The work carried out by our Benevolence team is of enormous value to the OA community and it is during our proudest moments that we look to the power of social media and its undeniable influence, to spread the word about what we do and why it’s so important to all at the OA.

Continuing to inform and inspire our social media following, below are just a few examples of the OA’s most popular case studies to date…

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OA confirms Employment Symposium in York, 28th June 2017

The OA will run the first of two Employment Symposia this year, at the Network Rail Training Centre, York.

The Employment Symposium will bring together key employers – both regional and national, industry experts and OA network contacts and supporters to provide a day of industry expertise and insight for those in transition and those looking to take the next steps in their second career.

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Transportation sector comes together to showcase second career opportunities for Service leavers

The OA and Siemens were joined by Network Rail, Northern Rail, Transport for London and Alan Dicks Communication at the National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton, on 30 March, to provide an insight day for Service leavers.

Phil Heathcote, Sales Director for Siemens Rail Systems stated that rail passengers numbers were now at the same level as the 1920s – the supposed ‘golden age’ of rail – and are set to double within 20 years.

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