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20th June 2017: OA Webinar – How to Make it in The City – An Insider View from the Insurance World

The London insurance market is a unique but largely unknown industry at the heart of the City of London. However, many of the skill sets and characteristics held by ex-military and serving reservists are highly valued and sought after.

In this webinar Rich Millbank, from JLT group, will discuss his transition from the Army into the insurance industry.

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The OA to Sponsor Women’s Royal Navy Cricket Club

The OA will work with the Royal Navy Cricket Club (RNCC) to support the development and promotion of cricket across the Naval Service and specifically women’s cricket, in the form of a three year sponsorship agreement.

Sponsorship from the OA will be used to purchase RNCC Women’s Team clothing and equipment, supporting RNCC and UKAFCA cricket events and assisting in the development of women’s cricket across the service through professional coaching.

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British Forces TV promotes OA Virtual Careers Fair

The OA welcomed British Forces TV to our London office to speak to Head of Employment, Liz Stevens, about the Virtual Careers Fair which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

The ‘Ex-Military in Management’ Careers Fair, organised by the OA and SaluteMyJob, was aimed at serving and former Service Personnel wanting management roles in the commercial or third sectors. Over 300 people took part, and more than 100 CVs were shared with employers and recruiters.

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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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OA to Participate in National Armed Forces Day 2017

The OA is delighted to be exhibiting at the Armed Forces Day national event in Liverpool, on Saturday 24 June. The annual event celebrates the work and dedication of British Service personnel and their dependants.

The OA stand will highlight the services we offer to serving and former officers and their dependants and will give those attending the parade, an opportunity to meet with OA staff and volunteers.

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New leadership programme opens for the Service charities sector

[Date: 12/06/2017]: Today Clore Social Leadership announced a new leadership development programme for the Service charities sector. ‘Clore6: Cobseo’ was designed in partnership with Cobseo, The Confederation of Service Charities, and Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), who are providing the programme’s core funding.

Aimed at emerging leaders in the Service charities sector, ‘Clore6: Cobseo’ seeks to develop a cadre of leaders to provide robust and effective leadership for their organisations and sector. The programme is built around Clore Social Leadership’s Social Leaders’ Capabilities Framework, which illustrates the attributes, behaviours and skills for successful leadership.

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Understanding opportunities in Financial Services – BNY Mellon

Many Officers leave the Military to work in Financial Services, but it is a diverse industry with many job opportunities. Lisa Jones, OA Career Consultant, and Damian Jones, BNY Mellon (BNYM) Vice President and Programme Manager, ran a webinar about the different roles available in the industry.

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