Many Officers leave the Military to work in Financial Services, but it is a diverse industry with many job opportunities. Lisa Jones, OA Career Consultant, and Damian Jones, BNY Mellon (BNYM) Vice President and Programme Manager, ran a webinar about the different roles available in the industry.
What roles are Ex-Military recruited into?
Over the last five years BNYM has recruited Ex-Military personnel as Auditors, Operational Risk Managers, Procurement Consultants, Project Managers, Relationship Managers and Wellbeing Managers. Most of the people employed had completed the Returning Military Programme. Whilst military experience is important, it does not determine your career after leaving the Armed Forces.
How is the business structured?
- Investment Management – Asset Management, Institutional and Retail
- Investment Services – Client Service Delivery, Securities, Technology and Treasury
- Markets – Foreign Exchange, Liquidity and Securities Finance
- Wealth Management – for individuals and families
- Business Partners – Audit, Community Partnership, Compliance, Corporate Affairs, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Marketing and Risk.
There are other employment opportunities beyond the Returning Military Programme. For more information email Lisa.
Lisa has been an OA Career Consultant for nearly five years. She previously worked in financial services for UBS and Morgan Stanley, where she was actively involved in the recruitment process, from graduate programmes to lateral hires. Lisa spent eight years in the British Army before leaving in 2001.
BNYM is the largest custody bank in the world and the sixth largest investment management firm. It provides investment management, wealth management and investment services that help clients invest, conduct business and transact in markets all over the world. The bank safeguards $30.6 trillion of the world’s assets, and processes more than $1 trillion in transactions every day. BNYM runs the Returning Military Programme, a six week work placement aimed at serving officers interested in a career in finance. For more information email Damian.