Barclays is focused on helping people to achieve their ambitions, and the AFTER programme is a great example of this. Through AFTER, ex-military personnel can benefit from a range of support in their transition to civilian employment. The programme provides work placements, direct employment opportunities, CV and interview coaching, and money management sessions, as well as funding for education and vocational courses for Service Leavers through charity partners.
In 2010, Barclays launched a £1M, four-year partnership with Service charity partners providing employability grants to help Wounded, Injured, Sick and Vulnerable Service personnel and veterans develop long-term careers after the military. This partnership was renewed in 2015, with a further £1M committed over four years to our charity partners, providing grants to beneficiaries across all three Services.
Barclays is a founding partner of the VETS (Veteran Employment Transition Service) project. This allows veterans to connect with mentors from business, attend ready to work initiatives and apply for veteran targeted jobs. Barclays sees VETS as key to its strategy in employing more ex-military into the bank by ensuring that candidates are well prepared and applying for the right jobs. If you are interested in applying for a role at Barclays please firstly go to www.veteranemployment.co.uk to start your journey.
These take place two or three times a year in either London or Glasgow. The MTD consists of a series of presentations about Barclays, given by senior leaders, highlighting the transferable skills that Service personnel have and how they fit into financial services. The final presentation outlines live roles that are available to Service Leavers and veterans and how to go about applying. The day concludes with an informal networking event, where delegates have the opportunity to talk to members of the Barclays Military Services Network and ask any questions about the transition from the military into financial services. Service Leavers and veterans with an interest in a career in financial services are greatly encouraged to attend a MTD. The next MTDs are scheduled to take place in 12 September 2017 and you can register via CTP or directly through the AFTER team.
These are bespoke one or two day workshops tailored to the needs of the individual.
They are hosted at regular intervals – for more information about upcoming workshops and to register, please email the AFTER team.
The internship commences on early September 2017, runs for 12 weeks (there is some flexibility in the duration, recognising that each indiviudal’s resettlement period is unique) and is open to any Service Leaver able to complete the placement whilst in the period of their Resettlement. As the placements are for those still in Service, they are unpaid and all costs are to be incurred as part of the individual’s Resettlement process.
Sponsored by the Barclays Executive Leadership team, the internship has senior level support.