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Your chance to hear from employers, recruitment experts and officers working in successful civilian roles.

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Giving you the confidence to move your career forward.

Today’s job seekers are expected to be more agile, entrepreneurial and results-orientated than ever before. Covid-19 has exacerbated the demands on business, and employers respond by hiring those able to adapt and add value at every level.

Military expertise is shining right now but where do your skills fit in this emerging post Covid-19 marketplace? How do you get job-ready and use your experience to stand out as the candidate-to-hire?

If you’re thinking about transitioning or are already working in a civilian role, our Officer Employment Forum will give you the motivation and confidence to help move your career forward.

Join us and find out what employers like Elbit Systems and OpenReach want from their new hires. Discover what senior leaders and HR Directors expect from market trends in the next 12-months and learn more about the latest sectors hiring.

Let the OA help you succeed. Register today.

The day is designed around you, allowing you to dip in and out of the sessions most relevant to your current situation.

Reasons to attend:

  • Gain practical, useable advice to find and secure that all-important first or second role
  • Know what employers are looking for from their top candidates
  • Learn about the latest job vacancies and register to use OA Recruit
  • Understand where 'my best fit' is within the civilian jobs market.
  • Hear from those who have successfully walked in your shoes.


Sponsored by Elbit Systems

Our Programme:

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome

10:10 - 10:45 Keynote Presentation with Patricia Galloway

10:45 - 11:15 Executive Insights Panel with 3 industry experts

  • Emma Gregory, Head of the Academy Ambassadors Programme at New Schools Network
  • Chris Recchia, Partner, Deloitte
  • Ben Farrell, Partner and Head of Operational Support and Stock Flow, Waitrose & John Lewis

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:30 Industry Insights with actively recruiting employers; Facebook, CGI, TechVets

  • Ben Edwards, Protective Intelligence Manager EMEA, Facebook
  • James Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, TechVets

12:30 - 12:45 OA Services

12:45 - 13:30 Break

13:30 - 14:00 Keynote Presentation with our Headline Sponsor, Elbit

14:00 - 14:45 Transition Panel with former officers now in civilian employment

  • Andrew Clarke, Assured Cyber Protection
  • Tom Huckle, Marclay Associates
  • Oliver Holland, Alexander Mann Solutions

14:45 - 15:00 Break

15:00 - 15:20 Keynote Presentation with Kevin Brady, HR Director at OpenReach

15:20 - 15:50 HR & Recruitment Panel

  • Kevin Brady, HR Director OpenReach
  • Craig Ruff, Recruitment Manager at Jacobs
  • Simon Ware, Talent Acquisition Manger at Hiscox

15:50 - 16:00 OA Update, Questions & Close

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