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Military & Veterans Outreach is Barclays’ interface with all facets of our Armed Forces communities, creating opportunities to rise for Serving personnel, veterans, Reservists and the wider military family.  

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For over 10 years, our MVO initiatives have supported Servicemen and women are able to learn more about – and take steps towards building – careers beyond the military, and ultimately land the right job. Barclays’ innovative approach has been recognised by the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme, with Barclays being awarded the highest level Gold Award. This support has been recognized in the US through the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Military and Veterans Outreach consists of the following areas:

AFTER (Armed Forces Transition, Employment & Resettlement) UK – AFTER supports service personnel to enhance and develop their employability skills.  It’s flagship programme is the Military Talent Scheme (detailed below), which offers a 12 week work placement into Barclays for serving personnel in resettlement. Since 2013, more than 8000 Veterans, Service Leavers and Military Spouses/Partners have been supported by AFTER and over 800 have secured jobs with Barclays. If you are a Veteran, Service Leaver, Military Spouse/Partner and want us to keep in touch, please register your details with our Military Talent Pool.

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MVO US (Military & Veterans Outreach – US) - MVO-US supports opportunities to rise for veterans, military spouses and members of the Guard & Reserves in the US. Barclays is proud to participate in the Hiring our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. This innovative program provides transitioning service members with professional training and hands-on experience. Service members have the opportunity to complete a 12 week secondment into Barclays. In addition to AFTER, the bank provides support including: a comprehensive military leave policy, onboarding resources, and support for veteran business owners. MVO-US works with VSO partners nationally and in the communities in which we do business. 

Careers at Barclays

A career with us can offer incredible variety, depth and breadth of experience, and the chance to learn from some of the best minds in technology and finance. We recommend that you register with our Military Talent Pool so that we can keep in touch about events and opportunities. 

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Leaving the UK Armed Forces and interested in a career in Barclays?

The Barclays Military Talent Scheme (MTS) is open to any Service Leaver – regardless of Service, rank or experience - who is in their Resettlement period for the duration of the scheme. At Barclays, we recognise that Service personnel have outstanding experience, transferable skills and core Values that can add significant value to the commercial sector.  From leadership skills to strategic thinking and problem solving, the strengths displayed by Service Leavers and Veterans are highly transferable into Financial Services. 

The Military Talent Scheme is a 10 to 12 week work placement programme. We recognise every resettlement journey is unique, so we aim to provide opportunities to join the scheme throughout the year. To be eligible to apply you must be Serving and be able to complete the placement whilst in the period of their Resettlement.

We invest in the development of our colleagues to make sure we have the most dedicated and driven people in the market and this opportunity may be a stepping stone to a future career in Barclays. Applicants should be aware from the outset that whilst the MTS provides a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a corporate environment, there is no guarantee that it will lead to full-time employment with Barclays, although over 80% of participants move in to permanent roles with Barclays.

No prior experience of the Financial Services sector is expected or required, rather we are looking for candidates with potential. Our aim is to provide you with a platform on which to hone your skills and abilities and highlight the breadth of your transferable skills.

How to Apply

The application window for the Military Talent Scheme 2023 is open. Applicants must apply via the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) - RightJob Number N487179; you will also find further details on the application process and submit a CV and Covering Letter. Your application must be submitted at least 10 weeks before your preferred start date and we recommend submitting your application as soon as you can.

You can further information and a list of FAQ’s on the CTP RightJob pages.

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Barclays North West Military Talent Day

Event date 04/05/2023

Event time 10:00 - 17:00 BST

Location Radbroke Campus

Address Radbroke Hall, Knutsford

The Barclays Military Talent Day will provide an opportunity for service personnel, veterans and military spouses interested in Financial Services to get an insight into the sector. Attendees of this event will have the opportunity to hear from senior business leaders, colleagues and members of the Barclays Military Resource Group, who will share their experiences of transitioning from the military into civilian employment, and highlight the transferable skills that service personnel can bring to the business.

Barclays Scotland Military Insight Session (Hybrid)

Event date 25/05/2023

Event time 14:00 - 17:00 BST

Location Barclays Glasgow Campus

Address 1-4 Clyde Place Lane, G5 8DP

Description This hybrid event will provide an overview of the opportunities that Barclays in Scotland has to offer service leavers, veterans and their spouses. Attendees will be able to join us virtually or onsite at our state-of-the-art campus in Glasgow.