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

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 in […]

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

How a Military Internship Can Give You The Opportunity to Explore ‘Various Functions’

Is a military internship right for you? Hear from Ed Carter who has forged a successful career at JP Morgan in both the organisation’s Canary Wharf office and its regional Bournemouth office. Ed first heard of the JP Morgan military internship through contacts from his Regiment who were already working for the bank. Having discussed […]

Finding your way into the financial services sector

For many Officers, a career in the financial services sector can provide a viable opportunity to maximise the skills gained during their Service career. Ian Philpot (pictured right) had a 12 year career in the Military Corps. He is now Senior Business Control Specialist in the Transaction Reporting Team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. […]

16th May 2016

72% of you Think Project Management is Your Best Fit for Roles in Finance

46% of Financial Services organisations predict a rise in employment in the next quarter and interestingly, two-thirds of those jobs are available outside London. BNY Mellon’s Global Talent Aquisition Manager Andrea Crompton and our own Lisa Jones, discuss how to move into this ever-expanding sector, with roles that aren’t just based in London. Not as […]

23rd May 2014