Yesterday the OA launched a roundtable discussion, in partnership with Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), on recruiting veterans aged 50 plus.
Top UK companies attended the event hosted by AMS at their London headquarters. The discussion focused on ‘Older Veterans – An Untapped Talent?’ a report which compared the transition experience of Veterans leaving the Services pre and post the age of 50. This primary research was commissioned by the OA and conducted by Chime Insight and Engagement Group.
Rosaleen Blair, Founder and CEO of AMS, opened the event, which was chaired by Sir David Walker, Non Executive Director and facilitated by the OA team.
According to the research, veterans aged 50 or older are:
- 12% less likely to find a job
- 7% more likely to be looking for a job when they leave the military
- 10% less likely to find a job by directly applying for a role through a recruiter or to an employer.