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Wiltshire Based Veteran Leads New Campaign to Highlight OA’s Work

Bryony Fuller, one of the first female officers to graduate from RAF College Cranwell, is leading a new campaign encouraging Service leavers and their dependants to contact the OA for assistance should they need advice or financial help.

The Wiltshire based former officer broke her neck, back and spinal cord after she fell down the stairs, an accident that left her paralysed on the floor for 30 hours. Bryony spent 12 weeks in the Intensive Care Unit followed by nine months recovering on a spinal injury ward.

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Interview with Sophie Maynard, Forces Media Academy Student

The OA spoke to Sophie Maynard about studying Creative Media Production.

Tell me about your Service history
I joined the Royal Navy in November 2014, and became a Warfare Officer. I left as a Sub Lieutenant in October 2017.

What is the Forces Media Academy?
The Academy is for Service leavers and veterans wanting to work in the media, including television, film, radio, digital and marketing. It launched in September 2017 and offers a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Creative Media Production.

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Career Consultant Becomes Army Reserve Officer

Graeme Taylor, a freelance career consultant for the OA, recently commissioned.

Graeme had a long career in the Army as a Royal Engineer. In the latter part of his regular career he focused on outdoor education and performance coaching, before leaving to start his own business as an executive coach and management consultant. Graeme has worked with many high profile organisations, including Ernst & Young, Carillion, Ministry of Defence, NHS and the Home Office.

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12th December 2017: Officers’ Association Employment Symposium – London

The OA Employment Symposium – London – 12th December 2017 is now SOLD OUT!
We have a waiting list in case we have any cancelations – But don’t worry, We will also be live streaming on Facebook some of the break out sessions and main talks taking place in the auditorium throughout the day.
Join us for our national Employment Symposium at Deloitte HQ, London, on Tuesday 12th December 2017.

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SSAFA Southend Veterans’ Club welcome Mark Francois MP

Former Minister of State for the Armed Forces and current MP for Rayleigh and Wickford attended the weekly session

On Thursday 30th November, the Southend Veterans’ Club welcomed Mark Francois, Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford.

The visit was part of Mark’s ongoing commitment and personal interest in the military community, which he is closely affiliated with.

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X-Forces Founder to Speak at OA Employment Symposium

Ren Kapur MBE and founder of X-Forces, the social enterprise that supports the military community to start their own businesses, will share her insights at the OA Employment Symposium. Ren has started several businesses, and believes in people supporting themselves through enterprise. For much of her career, Ren helped organisations with their sales and marketing strategies, focusing on business growth and client acquisition.

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5th December 2017: OA Webinar – Joining an NHS Board – Becoming a Non-Executive Director

f you are interested in the the role of a non-executive director on an NHS Board and would like to find out more about possible career paths into this position sign up to this webinar.

With 237 NHS trusts across the country, there are plenty of board level opportunities to explore. The qualities that an officer could bring to a board are recognised but it is critical to have a passion for making a difference within the NHS if you would like to secure a role.

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OA Employment Symposium Now Fully Booked

But you can still register and watch the live stream of key presentations on the day.

Due to popular demand, all available spaces have been filled at the forthcoming OA Employment Symposium on 12th December in London. A waiting list is now in operation and you can register your interest. However, you can still watch the key presentations and breakout sessions by signing up to our live stream.

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OA Attends Cenotaph Service

Richard Sankey, an OA Trustee, attended the Remembrance Sunday service in central London.

The Prince of Wales laid a poppy wreath on behalf of the Queen, who watched for the first time from a Foreign Office balcony. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry also attended, alongside other members of the Royal Family.

Across the UK a two-minute silence was held, and poppy wreaths were laid at war memorials to remember those who died in conflict.

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