Blog  •  24 Apr 2024  •  3 min read

Transitioning from the British Army to a Career at Optima Systems Consultancy

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By Andrew Cobbett, Principal Consultant at Optima Systems Consultancy

At Optima, we value the expertise of veterans from the British Army, utilising their unique skills to bolster Defence operations. This diverse experience grants us a competitive advantage, sought after by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and industry partners for delivering highly effective results.

Leveraging military experience to deliver effective results

Our mission is to provide unparalleled support across Defence, deploying Leading Systems Thinking to define and solve complex challenges, enhance critical decision-making, and optimise equipment used by our armed forces.

As a company deeply rooted in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and its industry partners, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide effective support to Land, Maritime, Air and Joint operations. What sets us apart is not just our expertise but the diverse backgrounds of our team, some of whom bring invaluable experience from their service in the British Army, alongside colleagues from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Royal Air Force.

From the Front Line to the world of Engineering Consultancy

Transitioning from the structured yet dynamic environment of the military to the world of consultancy might seem like a daunting task, but at Optima, we recognise and value the unique skill set that veterans bring to the table. We understand the intricacies of the MoD, navigating its processes with ease, and leveraging our experience to deliver effective results. Being able to seamlessly integrate veterans into the team ensures that our clients receive valuable military expertise in every project we undertake.

One of the key advantages of joining Optima as a veteran is the opportunity to transfer and put into practice the skills gained during military service. Whether it’s leadership, problem-solving, adaptability, or effective communication, these skills are not only highly valued but essential in our line of work.

Our ex-Forces consultants understand the importance of timely delivery, flexibility in approach, and uncompromising quality, traits honed on the battlefield and expertly applied to our consultancy projects.

But it’s not just about leveraging skills; it’s about a shared sense of purpose. At Optima, we recognise that the work we do directly impacts front line forces and ultimately promotes and protects our nation. This understanding fosters a profound sense of pride among our team,
knowing that every task completed contributes to a safer world.

A new Chapter in your career awaits…

Head over to our careers page to see our latest available roles. We hope you will join us at Optima Systems Consultancy and embark on a new chapter in your career, where your skills and experience are not just valued but celebrated. Together, let’s continue to make a difference, both on the front line and behind the scenes.

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