Introduced in 2010, Barclays’ Armed Forces Transition, Employment & Resettlement programme (AFTER), is designed to help current and ex-service personnel make the transition from the military to a civilian career.
The AFTER programme comprises a number of different elements, including the provision of mentoring, work experience – often within Barclays itself ?, CV and interview coaching, educational events and employment opportunities.
Ashok Vaswani, Group Chief Executive at the Personal and Corporate Bank, Barclays, said: “I’m proud of the difference we are making to the lives of thousands of ex-service men and women. Through life skills training and education courses, work placements and permanent jobs, Barclays’ AFTER Programme is helping make the transition to civilian life less challenging.”
The most recent initiative is a new round of the Barclays Military Internship. This offers 12-week placements running from 4 April 2016, although there is flexibility as Barclays recognises that everyone’s resettlement process is unique. These internships are available only to those currently still in Service and looking to take the position as part of their official Resettlement period. They are unpaid placements, with the costs to be incurred as part of the Resettlement process.
The internships will be based in London within the Barclaycard, Internal Audit and Investment Bank departments. They will cover a wide range of functions within those departments, including project management, financial crime, risk management, operations and technology.
Barclays will also be hosting its latest Military Talent Days in March 2016. These consist of a number of presentations highlighting some of the transferable skills possessed by many service leavers and how these can fit into a new career in the financial industry. There will also be an informal networking session, allowing attendees to ask questions regarding their transition.
More details about the AFTER programme and application process can be found here.