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Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership launches innovative e-learning programme aimed at the Armed Forces

Warwickshire County Council, on behalf of the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership is launching today an innovative e-learning resource for Armed Forces personnel and their families. This training programme has been designed to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and highlight how it can support them in reducing disadvantages that can occur as a result of their Service. The launch includes a social media campaign targeted towards Armed Forces personnel and their families to encourage them to access the training.

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8th May 2018: OA Event – Project Management Workshop – York

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, but what does this look like in a civilian context?

Kindly hosted by Network Rail this event is one of a series of OA career-focused workshops delivered in conjunction with employers which explores these questions…

The workshop will begin with an overview of project management within a business setting, including a review of qualifications.

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30th January 2018: OA Webinar – Pay in the Civilian World

Nick Everard, Managing Director of J1 Consulting, will seek to debunk the tricky issue of pay during this session.

Nick will help you to identify what your starting point could be by looking at what you are being paid now and what you are worth in the civilian market, given your skills and experience.

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Forces Radio BFBS Now on DAB+ in the UK

Forces Radio BFBS, the ad-free broadcaster which entertains, informs, connects and champions the British Forces community, launched on DAB+ in the UK this morning.

Station favourites such as X Factor finalist, Jay James, and award-winning presenter, Hal Stewart, are part of the station line-up with their highly energetic, fun-packed music and entertainment radio programme, ‘The Big Show’.

Former Magic co-host, Verity Geere, and forces favourite, Richard Hatch, are now waking up the nation with their breakfast show every weekday morning on DAB+.

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23rd January 2018: OA Webinar – KPMG – An Insight into Transitioning into the Corporate World

In this webinar we will be joined by Lesley Gold, senior recruiter in HR, and Sid Welham, COO Financial Services, a former officer in the Royal Welsh.

They will be discussing transitioning into the corporate world and myth busting the areas of consultancy ex-military can move into. They will also be exploring opportunities within KPMG and what skills are required to get your foot in the door.

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OA Shares Weekly Career Advice Across BFBS Radio

Officers’ Association (OA) Career Consultants will give employment and transition advice to Service Personnel on Armed Forces radio.

Every week, Chris Kaye, a presenter on the radio station for Catterick Garrison, will discuss with an OA Career Consultant a different aspect of starting a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. Upcoming topics include coping with the challenge of transition; preparing for interviews and networking. The interview will then be shared across the whole British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) network.

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New Year New Career

Make 2018 the year you get the job you want.

If at the end of last year you were feeling dissatisfied with the direction you career was heading in, then you might want to consider a change. Easier said than done, but engineering a career move or a change in role is perfectly possible, provided you plan carefully and make the effort. Here are some top tips.

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16th January 2018: OA Webinar – The Importance of Personal Resilience for a Successful Transition

Transition from the military world to the civilian workplace can be an exciting and personally enriching experience.

This process is not always easy and having a high level of personal resilience is important in helping to sustain motivation and achieve goals. Recent research has confirmed that resilience is a skill which can be learned or developed.

In our webinar ex-officer Dennis Flynn will explain how we each have the capacity to choose our mindset and how this choice underpins how we respond to setbacks and stress.

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17th January 2018: The Leaders Club Networking – Lord Hennessy, The State of British Politics – London

The Officers’ Association (OA) has secured a corporate membership with The Leaders Club, a networking group that meets in London. This will allow up to 5 serving or former officers from the OA community to join their monthly networking events. If you wish to attend simply click ‘Register’; places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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Applications open for 2018 Media Course at the Forces Media Academy

The Forces Media Academy is inviting applications from service leavers, veterans, and reservists to embark on a free one-year Higher National Certificate (HNC) Media Production Course.

The Academy, which is part of the Services Sound & Vision Corporation (SSVC), provides 15 ex-service personnel per year with the training, experience and qualifications they need to forge successful careers in the media, whether videography, digital, TV or radio.

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