The Officers’ Association (OA) return to the historic city of York to deliver their flagship career event for officers in the North…

The OA Employment Symposium brings together transitioning and former officers with employers and industry experts, so they can take their next step towards a new career after the Armed Forces.

Employers from a range of industries will discuss the opportunities available to veterans, and how to increase employability in civilian life. Former officers, who have built successful commercial careers, will also share their experiences and insights.

The breakout sessions are a great opportunity to explore different industries in more detail. You can learn more about common career paths, such as project management, operations management and consultancy. There will also be networking opportunities.

Liz Stevens, OA Head of Employment Services, said: “The OA Employment Symposium in York is our largest career event in the North of England. It is a great opportunity for transitioning and former officers to gain knowledge, build networks and develop confidence to build the next steps of their career.”

A previous attendee said: “A good opportunity to obtain a general overview of different sectors and to meet others in the same situation – reassuring and encouraging!”

The OA Employment Symposium is on Wednesday 11th July at the University of York, Campus East. Tickets are £10 (plus Eventbrite admin fee) to cover the cost of the venue, lunch and refreshments. Register for the event here.