Every year, through the AFTER programme, Barclays supports thousands of Servicemen and women with their transition into civilian employment after serving in the Armed Forces, and aims to highlight the economic value these highly skilled individuals can bring to the corporate world.
Established in 2010, Barclays AFTER helps to address the issues faced by ex, as well as current Service personnel – regardless of rank, Service or circumstance – in their transition, by providing work placements, direct employment opportunities, CV and interview coaching, and money management sessions, as well as millions in funding for education and vocational courses for Service Leavers through Service charity partnerships.
Case Study - Pippa Hannaby
Current Position: Investment Bank Intern, Barclays Bank Plc
Military Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Pippa commissioned into the Royal Navy in 2006 and her career highlights include supporting the evacuation of Lebanon, working with the Australian Navy in Sydney, leading the logistics team for Ex COLD RESPONSE in Norway, setting up a Forward Logistics team in Bahrain and conducting outer office duties for 2 Admirals.
Pippa always knew she wanted a second career after the Navy and the longer she left it, the harder it would be.
She reached a stage in her Naval career where she felt it was the right time to make the move and seek and a new challenge.
Pippa started her search for her second career by looking at lots of industries to see where her skillset was best placed and where she could bring a USP.
The skills and experience she had developed in the military, coupled with a maths degree led Pippa to Financial Services. The AFTER programme really stood out for her, and she secured an internship place in the Barclays Military Internship for 12 weeks.
During the internship, Pippa spent time with many areas of the bank, in both retail and investment, and took advantage of the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’. She used the time to learn the new business language and to understand how the pieces of the banking jigsaw fit together.
Pippa joined Barclays Investment Bank full time in January 2018 in the Markets Macro Distribution team. She is responsible for driving the ongoing build-out of the electronic Fixed Income franchise, and is looking forward to embracing the new challenge.