Diversity Project: Why hiring veterans makes good business sense

Veterans workstream lead

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When you think of a military veteran, what kind of person do you see? Perhaps an older gentleman with a large moustache and a chest covered in medals?

I bet you don't think of a middle-aged mum of two, who now works full time in the world of finance. However, before joining the universe of megadeals and multiple computer screens, I was an officer in the British Army. I served for nearly 8 years, on operational tours to Iraq, as well as postings in plenty of other far-flung places and made it to the rank of Captain. But then came the day when I decided to have a go in the ‘real world' outside of the military bubble that was all I had ever known (my father served and my brother still does serve in the Royal Engineers). I uploaded my CV t...

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