22nd October 2019: OA Webinar – City Veterans’ Network

The City Veterans’ Network (CVN) brings together veteran networks within firms across the City, and Financial Services in the UK, to share best practice on employing ex-Service personnel and reservists. The Network provides a forum where issues impacting veterans & Service leavers can be debated in confidence, and where activities aimed at enhancing veteran activity […]

22nd October 2018

2nd December 2019: Officers’ Employment Forum – London

Join us at this year’s Officers’ Employment Forum as we bring together employers, industry experts, HR directors and career consultants to provide a complete day of networking, industry insight and expertise for those planning their next civilian role. Hosted by BT, the day combines career focused break-out sessions with opportunities to meet directly with employers […]

2nd December 2018

17th October 2019: External Event – BlackRock Military Insight Day – Edinburgh

The BlackRock Veteran’s Network are hosting a military insight day on 17th October from 1300-1730, to give military and ex-military personnel an insight into BlackRock, the finance industry in Scotland and transition advice. Please join us for an afternoon of talks, CV workshops and introductions, followed by networking drinks. Dress is Business Attire. Date: Thursday […]

17th October 2018

10th December 2019: External Event – BNY Mellon Insight Afternoon – London

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, they deliver informed investment management and investment services through their client-focused efforts in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. Transfer Your Military Skills […]

10th December 2018

10th November 2019: External Opportunity – Morgan Stanley Military and Athletes Internship – London

Morgan Stanley recognises the experience and dedication of Military veterans and athletes. Our Sales & Trading division has a strong track record of successfully supporting talented individuals in transferring the skills gained from these initial career paths into second careers within financial services and our business. We are offering Service leavers and former athletes the […]

10th November 2018

7th November 2019: External Event – Financial Services CV Masterclass – London

If you are interested in a career in Financial Services, do not miss this workshop. During this session, Wellington Management will give you expert advice on tailoring your CV, and navigating the ever competitive Financial Services industry. This event will provide Service leavers with practical insight, insider knowledge and top tips on how to put […]

7th November 2018

Quilter’s launches trainee programme for Service Leavers

Lauren Ashworth, Recruitment Manager with Quilter Financial Advisers School, met Service leavers at the launch of Quilter’s fast-track financial advisers programme. Sitting around the table with 5 military personnel, looking for their next career move, I was struck by their nervousness around this next phase of their careers. I mean, to me, these individuals had […]

22nd August 2019

Working at Citi Group – A veteran’s point of view

Laurence Whittingham spent 7 years in The Queen’s Royal Lancers, based in Catterick. Over the course of his career he completed two tours of Afghanistan, an exchange with the Australian cavalry and exercised in Norway, Lithuania, Canada and the UK working as a Troop Leader, Aide de Camp, Operations officer and finally as Adjutant. Laurence […]

22nd July 2019

Financial Services, Consulting and Mythbusting with CAPCO

In this webinar Capco will cover: What is Financial Services What a consultant does Mythbusting Capco is a financial services management consultancy working with some of the world’s largest financial institutions helping them to adopt new technology, re-design processes and meet regulatory requirements. Capco has over 5000 staff in 28 offices across the globe and […]

13th November 2018

BNY Mellon Returning Military Programme 2018

This webinar will be focusing on the BNY Mellon six-week work placement and training programme. 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 benefits of the programme, how to apply and […]

17th April 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

‘Joining the Armed Forces doesn’t hold 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