About Barclays MVO
About Barclays Military & Veterans Outreach
Military & Veterans Outreach (MVO) is Barclays’ interface with all facets of our Armed Forces communities, creating opportunities for Serving personnel, veterans, Reservists and the wider military family.
Barclays Military & Veterans Outreach helps to address the issues faced by Service personnel and veterans as they transition into civilian life, and aims to highlight the economic value these highly skilled individuals can bring to the corporate world.
For over 10 years, our MVO initiatives have supported Servicemen and women to learn more about – and take steps towards building – careers beyond the military, and ultimately land the right job. Barclays’ innovative approach has been recognised by the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, with Barclays being awarded the highest level Gold Award. Barclays has expanded its formal pledge beyond the UK to support US Armed Forces communities – through MVO – signing commitments supported by the US Department of Defense, including the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support and Military Spouse Employment Partnership Commitment. This support has been recognized in the US through the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Military and Veterans Outreach consists of the following areas:
Armed Forces Transition, Employment & Resettlement (AFTER) UK – AFTER supports service personnel through its various outreach activities, including CV & Interview workshops and its Military Talent Scheme, which offers a 12-week secondment into Barclays. Since 2013, more than 7,000 Servicemen and women have been supported by AFTER and over 650 veterans have secured jobs with Barclays.
Armed Forces Banking (AFB) UK – Launched in 2015, this innovative suite of banking products and services is designed to meet the unique needs of those Serving, veterans and forces families.
Veterans’ Employment Transition Support (VETS) UK – Launched in 2015, VETS is a collaborative employability initiative designed to help all veterans – regardless of rank, Service or circumstance – find the right job. Led and powered by Barclays, it is open to any employer keen to employ veterans and is the market leader in peer-to-peer mentoring for veterans in the UK.