We have increased our support to serving and former officers developing their post-military careers, as highlighted in our latest Impact Report.
The OA Employment Team provided 1,125 one-to-one career consultations and CV reviews. In addition, over 1,100 jobs were posted onto the OA Executive Jobs Board.
Gemma Jones is one officer the OA supported, who was an Acting Lieutenant Commander and is now a Military Recruiter for Amazon. She left the Royal Navy because she wanted a more flexible approach to work, especially as a mother of two young children with a husband who also serves. Gemma accessed the Executive Jobs Board, watched several webinars and had a career consultation.
Gemma said: “My career consultation really helped me to improve my CV.”
We work with employers to help them understand how best to recruit veterans, and to highlight the benefits of doing so. Over 300 employers, and our career workshops allowed them to meet officers and discuss job roles. This includes Highways England, where the OA has supported its military recruitment initiatives
Natalie Jones, Resourcing Specialist at Highways England heads its ex-military agenda, said: “We value highly the leadership, project management and fortitude that officers can bring to Highways England. Working with the OA enables us to capitalise on their talents, and at the same provides Service leavers with invaluable opportunities.”
Lee Holloway, Chief Executive Officer at the OA, said: “We would be unable to help officers transition into successful civilian careers without the active support of employers. Thank you to every organisation that has provided jobs, work placement and other career opportunities for officers. This includes former officers now in new careers, who assist Service leavers with taking their next career steps.”