Looking for employment is never easy
So whether you are still serving, going through your transition or you are a former officer looking for a career change, Officers Association Scotland will provide you with a professional, practical and impartial service to help you find the right career for you.
Are you a spouse or partner?
We will also support you to go forward in your employment career
What we will offer you
An individualised & bespoke employment support package
CV/ Interview skills training & preparation
Varied training, workshops and webinars
Networking advice, opportunities & events
Executive jobs board
Employer events & introductions
Revolving door – we are always here for you!
How we will help
We will enhance your ability to gain the employment of your choice whilst we support you through the transition.
Our expert Employment Consultants will take you on your own individualised journey, assessing your experience, analysing your abilities, reviewing the multiple sectors available to you and then tailoring your skills to find that perfect role.
Our Employment and networking events give you the opportunities to meet employers from a wide range of employment fields while also learning from those who have walked in your shoes. You will have access to training and events, many of which will be delivered by employers or past clients to share what is current and how your skills can fit into their environment.
This is then complimented with our unique Executive Jobs Board which hosts a range of opportunities suited to the skills of an officer.
So if this is what you need, register today and our no-cost service will help you find your next career.
Register today https://www.oascotland.org.uk/register/
RightJob is the CTP’s online job finding site and is an invaluable tool for both employers and our service leavers.
The system can be accessed via the CTP website at www.ctp.org.uk. During your 3 day Career Transition Workshop you will have been given a login, if you have any problems please contact us. At no cost, employers and recruitment firms can also register jobs with us, if you have any queries please contact us.
The Executive Jobs Board is a jobs board owned by OA London but used by both OA London and OA Scotland so that our clients benefit from a wider range of jobs. It contains details of jobs notified to us by employers as well as key jobs from the local job sites in Scotland.
To gain access to the OA Scotland and OA Executive jobs website, please contact us to supply us with your details.
Networking is a key part of any job search and if you're not sure where to start, we can help you. As well as our own Linked In group, OA Scotland, we also work closely with two other ex-military networking groups in Scotland - The Network Edinburgh and The Network Glasgow. If you're not based in Scotland these Linked In groups can offer a way of making connections in Scotland.
If you are in Scotland, why not come along to one of The Network Edinburgh and The Network Glasgow's monthly get-togethers? Both are held in central locations and you will find more details of times and location on their pages. You don't need to book. All you need to do is turn up with the price of a drink in your pocket. You will be made very welcome.
Leaving the RN after a great initial career – with admittedly lots of ticks in the why stay in column – was not an easy choice; and one that should never be rushed into after a hard day at work. My decision was a long time in the making. I had first joined-up to give something back to the country which had provided for me during my upbringing. At the same time, I wanted to grow myself as a person and one day become an attractive candidate for civilian employment. The practical experience I gained from 7 years in gave me everything I had hoped for: unrivalled evidence of leadership, communication, organisation and much more.
Still, I was uncertain as I took the big step to leave. There is immense job security for many in the forces, and the life & camaraderie is unforgettable. The first thing that anyone should do when leaving is, therefore, to tap into the amazing ex-forces network that exists out here. Right at heart of that network is the officer’s association (OA) and officer’s association Scotland (OAS). OAS exists with one purpose: to help service leavers make the transition to civilian employment, and from the moment I gave JPA the its not you it’s me, OAS were ready to offer great encouragement, advice and training. Numerous phone calls, emails, meetings and networking events later, I have a job, and OAS had given me advice at every step of the way. I, therefore, highly recommend OAS to any service leaver.”
OA Scotland have been a huge help in my search for a new career. In my case, they could match my professional attributes, personality and employment aspirations with a specific role which resulted in an offer of employment. At all times, they provided excellent advice, access to informative workshops, worthwhile networking events and were a source of relevant information. What’s more, I feel my new employer has been able to fill a niche position with the right candidate, in good time, thanks to OA Scotland. Their service has been outstanding.
Very many thanks
An outstanding service which I gained much more from than I expected. My OA Scotland rep made some really useful suggestions regarding my CV and exposed me to some employment options, networking opportunities and training events which added considerable value to my overall resettlement planning.’