15th August 2018: External Event – Citi Military Insight Day – London

Citi are hosting a day for serving and ex-military personnel that are interested in a career in the Front Office of a global financial institution. This event will give you an understanding of the graduate programmes on offer for Sales, Trading, Banking and Private Banking roles and a chance to meet current ex-military employees working […]

17th June 2017

BNY Mellon Returning Military Programme 2018

This webinar will be focusing on the BNY Mellon six-week work placement and training programme running from 24th September to 2nd November 2018. Areas that will be covered in the webinar include: Transferable skills needed for a career within BNY Mellon Detail on the business areas where placements will be available Further information on the […]

25th April 2018

KPMG – An Insight into Transitioning into the Corporate World

In this webinar we’re joined by Lesley Gold, senior recruiter in HR at KPMG, and Sid Welham, COO Financial Services, also of KPMG and a former officer in the Royal Welsh. They discuss transitioning into the corporate world and myth busting the areas of consultancy ex-military can move into. They also explore opportunities within KPMG […]

23rd January 2018

The Value of Veteran Internships at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs held a networking evening on Tuesday 17th October 2017 to promote their 2018 Veterans’ Integration Programme (VIP). An internship programme such as this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the industry and specifically the range of openings available within Goldman Sachs to start your new career in financial services with a top […]

3rd October 2017

Opportunities with Global Investment Firm BlackRock

If you are in your last 12 months of service or within 12 months of leaving the Armed Forces and looking to transition into a career within financial services, then watch this webinar. BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Its clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions […]

19th September 2017

Transition from the Military to the Financial Services Industry on Facebook Live

In this week’s Facebook Live broadcast we are joined by Milo from the Capco office in London, as he discusses his own personal transition from the military into the financial services industry.   Watch the broadcast:    

3rd November 2016

Understanding opportunities in Financial Services – BNY Mellon

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 […]

8th June 2017

Armed Forces to Capco Consulting Opportunities

Capco is a global business and technology consultancy dedicated to the financial services industry. Over recent years Capco has employed a number of ex-Armed Forces Officers and in this webinar Capco give insight into their experience with working in the consulting industry, including the different types of organisations and typical projects you may be involved […]

3rd November 2015

Only days left to join the BNY Mellon Returning Military Programme

There are now only 3 days left to apply for a place on BNY Mellon’s Returning Military Programme, so we caught up with Damian Jones, their Vice President, Programme Manager – Global Talent & Development, to discuss the reasons why officers  should consider working for the worlds largest custody bank. Places are limited, but the […]

26th May 2017

Financial Services – BNY Mellon

We take a look at the employment opportunities in the Financial Services sector with particular focus on opportunities for Military Officers leaving the forces. We have an exclusive insider’s perspective from Andrea Crompton, of BNY Mellon, with extra insight from our own Lisa Jones. Financial services are the largest market resource within the world, in […]

15th July 2014

Financial Services: It’s not just a numbers game

Many believe that money is at the absolute heart of Financial Services and the career paths involved remain unvaried but the OA’s recent Pathfinder article revealed that there’s so much more to the sector than numbers… From FinTech (financial technology) start-ups to operations management and cyber security the diversity of roles means that there is […]

17th May 2017

Transition Story: ‘Joining the Armed Forces doesn’t put you back in your career – it makes you more marketable’

Within five minutes of speaking to Francis, you quickly realise that he isn’t your archetypal private banker. Certainly he is well spoken, erudite and passionate as you would expect, but it’s around helping others to recognise their strengths and abilities to make the most of translating their military skills, that really gets him engaged. Francis […]

15th May 2017

Careers Outside of London – Virgin Money

If you want to secure a role in Financial Services, do you need to head for London? No is the simple answer and in this webinar Nick Calder will explore how he successfully secured a role in Newcastle with Virgin Money after leaving The Royal Regiment of Scotland as a Lt. Colonel. Ed Pashley and […]

16th May 2017

Transition Story: let your curiosity lead the way

You may be forgiven for thinking that Rachel’s voluntary commitments at Barclays sound as demanding and time consuming as her full-time work. From her activities as co-chair of one of the Barclay’s Women’s Initiative Networks, to organising the annual Light The Night Dragon Boat race for Bloodwise and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rachel also […]

9th May 2017

Landing the right role – Careers with HSBC

After a career spanning 20 years in the Royal Marines, Steven Lee is now a Delivery and Assurance Director at HSBC. He joined us to discuss his transition timeline and the range of recruitment opportunities available at HSBC ahead of the forthcoming recruitment day HSBC are hosting. Since joining HSBC in 2014, Steven is now […]

27th April 2017

An Insight into Financial Services and Consulting

This webinar is delivered by Mr Milo Skene, former Operations Manager at The Armoured Fighting Vehicle Gunnery School and Intelligence Officer. Milo provides a unique insight into the Financial Services and Consulting business. He also provides an overview of opportunities available at Capco for ex-Service personnel and the culture within the organisation. This webinar looks […]

17th January 2017

Showing how your military background makes you the perfect candidate for working in HR

Job hunting success in the finance sector is all about clearly matching your military experience with the competencies required by the job. So says Barney Meehan, former Army Captain and now HR Project Manager for Employee Services at Nationwide Building Society. Think ahead Ahead of the application process and interview, spend time considering the competencies […]

4th January 2017

90% of you will consider any role in a bank

“The heart of this industry is helping clients….but often in a big business your clients are actually also within your own company.” Ian Rand, Barclays’ Head of Business Management, Corporate Banking, shares why the industry isn’t all about finance, and why losing your military finesse is the last thing you should do. Many avenues available […]

19th May 2016

Uncovering the World of Financial Services

Ian Philpott, a Senior Business Control Specialist in the Transaction Reporting Team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, uncovers what you need to know for a successful transition into the Financial Services.   Watch the webinar:  

26th January 2016

“Nationwide’s Core Values Are Very Similar to the Military’s”

It wasn’t just the prospect of lunchtime jogs in glorious, green fields that attracted Nick Apps and Simon Feaver to Nationwide’s Wiltshire headquarters. Although, they’re certainly a bonus.. Here, two former officers discuss their career as Project Managers in Financial Services. Initially, neither Nick Apps or Simon Feaver considered Financial Services as a suitable career […]

18th May 2016