Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services.

Why is Bank of America a good fit for an ex-military officer?

Here at Bank of America we provide exceptional support to those who serve in the military; whether Regular or Reserve, veterans, spouses or their families. We believe that the unique skills, quality of character and experience that are obtained during military service are invaluable.

The many skills and values developed in military service are extremely transferable into different areas within Bank of America including, but not limited to:

  • Decision-making
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Selfless commitment
  • Organisational skills
  • Focus and discipline
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Adaptability

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What are the opportunities available?

Within Bank of America these skills will be vital to our continued development, goals and ideals as a global bank. Some of the areas that these skills could benefit us include, although are not limited to:

Control Functions 

The bank’s control functions are made up of five sub lines of business including Legal, HR, Finance, Audit, Risk, Compliance and Chief Administration Office. Many roles within a controls functions space such as AML (Anti-Money Laundering), Auditing of critical bank processes, KYC (Know Your Customer), or Compliance & Operational Risk.

Project Management

There are many areas of Project Management, Change Management and Programme Leads across the whole bank that can benefit from excellent leadership experience obtained from service life.

Operations

The organisational skills, focus and discipline developed during military service would fit in our work place environment within our Operation roles at Bank of America.

Technology

There are many areas within Global Information Security and wider Tech areas that would benefit from experience obtained from service life.

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Why should ex-military consider a role at Bank of America?

We have many support systems and networks in place to help with the transition and adjustment from military service to the financial industry. We understand that this move can be daunting but we have many military veterans currently working within Bank of America to make this move as smooth as possible. Below are just some of the systems and programmes we currently have in place:

  • Interview simulations
  • Charity and community engagement
  • Core Recovery Events (CRE) for Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS)
  • Supporting wounded veterans
  • Internal mentoring/ veteran mentorship

 

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Military Support & Assistance Group

Armed Covenant GoldOur Employee Networks provide employees and their allies with opportunities to connect with each other to develop leadership skills, build strong ties with their communities, broaden their view of diversity, address issues that matter to them and bring lasting value to our business strategies.

The mission of the Military Support & Assistance Group (MSAG) is to support the enterprise-wide efforts to attract, integrate, retain and develop military veterans and to help maximise veteran contributions complementing Bank of America’s growth objectives.

The MSAG network aims to provide exceptional support to those who serve in the military, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families. The network also works hard to promote awareness of the skills and ethos of military service, teamwork and leadership to all associates.

 

Testimonials

Mal BradfordMal Bradford – Former Royal Marine

“Believe it or not, since the path from the military to finance had been so well-trodden by my former military colleagues, it was easier for me to transition into the world of banking than remaining a pilot. I eventually joined Bank of America’s London office in May 2019 and soon relocated to Paris.”

 

Greg BaylissGreg Bayliss – Former Army Officer

“The army is a way of life more than a job, which is great when you’re younger but can impact your family as you get older. Making a fresh start in my forties was quite daunting, but luckily I had an opportunity to join a cybersecurity start-up, which helped me move into the commercial world. After a couple of years I spoke to a former military colleague at Bank of America about possible opportunities, which led to me joining the bank in October 2019.”

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