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Military Veterans

The Veterans workstream functions as a conduit for the Savings and Investment Industry to attract, develop, support and retain highly skilled ex-military personnel.

Our industry is not capitalising on the opportunity to hire talented and committed veterans. Our aim is to help employers recognise the valuable, highly transferable skills veterans possess and support veteran employees in understanding how they can thrive in the Investment and Savings Industry.

Our 2024 objectives are: 

Culture and behaviour: 

  • To support and promote the DP objectives so that financial industry organisations will better reflect society at large through recruitment of diverse talent 

  • To help DP member firms and the industry as a whole, to understand why hiring veterans and accessing the veteran talent pool makes great business sense through ‘how to’ articles, focussed events and discussion forums 


  • To encourage all member organisations to show their active support for hiring veterans by signing the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC). In 2024, we are working with the MOD to make the DP itself a signatory of the AFC. We hope this will inspire member firms to follow suit! 

Working together: 

  • Alongside the City Veterans Network, the Forces Employment Charity, the MOD Civic Engagement Teams and other DP member organisations, we will share ideas, best practices and provide support for veteran hiring initiatives across the industry 

To see our full Military Veterans aims and objectives, please click here

Workstream Videos

Remembrance Day – interview with Kelly Mullane and Tom Fox

Battlefield surgery and mental resilience

UK military response to Covid:

Military veterans lightning talk – DP Annual Event 2020:

Member Quotes

"Hiring a military veteran means gaining an employee with a wealth of skills and positive characteristics. The value of the UK’s highly skilled veteran population is evident in their professionalism, experience delivering against tight deadlines under pressure, and their ability to operate both as a leader and within a team. I applaud the members of The Diversity Project for their advocacy of veterans, service leavers and the wider Armed Forces Community. "

Leo Docherty, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Veterans

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