Military & Veterans Outreach

Barclays supports serving personnel, veterans, reservists and the wider armed forces community across the UK and US, through its Military & Veterans Outreach (MVO). 

Commitment to those serving, veterans and their families

In 2022, Barclays re-signed the UK Armed Forces Covenant, boosting its commitment to the military community, ensuring those who serve, or have served, are treated fairly. The bank’s commitment to fulfilling this pledge has been recognised through the highest-level Gold Award by the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme. Barclays has also received the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award in the US.

Military programmes

Barclays’ military programmes support members of the armed forces community to develop the skills they need to transition into civilian life, and gain employment, and are enabling veterans to grow their own businesses. The bank also offers tailored banking services for the military community and has a military leave policy, supporting serving reservists and military family members.

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Military Talent Scheme

The Military Talent Scheme supports service leavers who are in their resettlement period through a 12-week work placement with Barclays, helping their transition into civilian careers. 

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Direct Hire

Barclays values the transferable skills military talent brings and encourages veterans and military spouses to join through one of the many varied roles the bank has to offer. Register with Barclays’ Military Talent Pool to hear about upcoming events and opportunities. 

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Armed Forces Banking (UK)

Armed Forces Banking offers a range of tailored banking products and services, designed to meet the unique needs of the armed forces community.

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Veteran Founders Programme (UK)

Veteran Founders is supporting veteran entrepreneurs by providing mentoring, learning and insights, and the opportunity to connect with industry experts and potential investors. 

Partnering with the experts

Barclays is working with trusted charity partners, including Royal British Legion Industries, Walking with the Wounded, Groundwork Greater Manchester and Mission Motorsport, to help veterans build employability skills, and secure employment, following their service.