Virtual Employment Forum

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Engage with targeted employers and recruitment experts, to get focused on your civilian job search.

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Now, more than ever, it is vital you know what is happening in the jobs market to understand how it will affect your employment outcomes. Join us as we bring together employers, recruitment specialists and career expertise to help you focus, plan and identify future potential job opportunities.

Whatever stage of career transition you’re at, this event will give you the motivation and confidence to make your next move.

Hear from senior leaders, across a range of sectors, providing up-to-date insights into the changing jobs market. Learn about emerging sectors and current opportunities from those actively recruiting and let us help you find your best fit.

This day is tailored to you – allowing you to access the sessions most relevant to your current job situation.

5 reasons to attend

• Gain practical, useable advice on finding & securing your next role

• Develop a better understanding of civilian employers

• Realise the potential of networking

• Be inspired and motivated to take the next step

• And understand where 'my best fit' is within the civilian jobs market


09:50 - 10:00 Dial-in

10:00 - 10:05 Event Welcome Esme Dickson, Employer Engagement Manager, Officers’ Association

10:05 - 10:10 Executive Welcome Lee Holloway, CEO of the Officers’ Association

10:10 - 10:30 Virtual Job Seeking Advice OA Career Consultants, Lisa Jones and Fiona Jackson

10:45 - 11:30 Executive Insights:

10:45 -11:00 Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of The Recruitment & Employment Confederation

11:00 - 11:15 Kate Jolly, CEO of Briars Group

11:15 - 11:30 Jon Geldart, Director General of The Institute of Directors

11:30 - 11:45 Q&A Panel

11:45 – 11:55 Short Break

11:55 – 13:00 Employer Presentations:

11:55 - 12:15 Conor O'Shea, Operations Lead at Google

12:15 - 12:35 Lyanne Maclean, Chief Operating Officer for UK Atomic Energy Authority

12:35 - 12:55 Andy Haywood, Director of Digital Services for Welsh Ambulance Trust

13:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:00 Get the Job You Want: Creating and Adjusting Your Online Brand Matthew Hand, Enterprise Account Director, LinkedIn

14:00 - 15:00 Transition Panel

15:00 - 15:10 Short Break

15:10 - 15:30 Negotiating Salary & Packages Nick Everard, Managing Consultant, Executive Search at SMJ Consulting Services Ltd

15:30 - 15:50 Maintaining Momentum: Next Step & Personal Development Jo Sturdy, Career Consultant, Officers’ Association

15:50 - 16:00 The Future of the Officers' Association Laura Blair, Director of Employment, Officers’ Association

16:00 Q&A and Close

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