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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.

Barclays Armed Forces Banking Services

We’ve got a range of banking services to help support you when you’re in the Armed Forces, and tailored business support; whether you’re looking to start up or scale up.

Personal Banking 

Business Banking 

Veteran Founders Programme 

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. 

Are you a veteran interested in 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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Are you leaving the UK Armed Forces and interested in a career at 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.

Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for 2023 and we will be opening the application portal for 2024 applications, mid-July time, so check back here for updates.

How to Apply

Are you leaving the UK Armed Forces and interested in a career in Financial Services?

The Barclays Military Talent Scheme (MTS) is a transition and resettlement placement programme, open to any Service Leaver – regardless of Service or rank who is in their resettlement period for the duration of the scheme, 10 to 12 weeks. 

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. 

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 career in Financial Services.

Click here for further information about Barclays Purpose, Values and Mindset  

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, enthusiasm for self directed learning and development and a genuine interested in careers in financial services. 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.

The Military Talent Scheme aims to support your transition into the civilian workplace, by providing the following:

  • Corporate acumen: Participants will broaden their knowledge of the Financial Services industry and develop an understanding of the corporate environment
  • In-depth experience: Participants will have the opportunity to leverage their skills and gain sector experience by undertaking a role as part of a permanent team
  • Networking: Participants will attend speaker sessions hosted by senior leaders across the bank, have the opportunity to ‘shadow’ key business people and also attend regular networking events 
  • Mentors: Participants will each be assigned a mentor to support them throughout their placement, commencing directly after acceptance on to the programme
  • Setting up for success: Participants will attend CV and interview skills workshops and will be guided through the internal roles to understand how their skills align

Application Process

The application window for the Military Talent Scheme 2024 is open and all applicants must apply via the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) - RightJob Number N575607

Further details on the application process and frequently asked questions can also be accessed. We run three cohort intakes per year.  

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact the team at MVOteam@barclays.com  

Barclays Military Talent Scheme Insight Session

Event date Tuesday 5th March 2024

Event time 12:30 to 13:30 GMT

Location Virtual/Online

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. Attendees of this virtual event will have the opportunity to hear from the Barclays Military and Veterans Outreach team. They will outline the Military Talent Scheme and the opportunities on offer throughout 2024. In addition, they will also highlight the transferable skills that service personnel can bring to the business. Please note this event is only relevant to those who are in their final six months to one year of service in the UK Armed Forces.