Originally published at capitalonecareers.com. Capital One Financial ranked No. 28 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.
Capital One is committed to hiring and helping service members, veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Our longstanding partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that finds meaningful employment for veterans and their families, is one of the many ways we support the veteran and active military community.
A shared mission to support the military community
Capital One has partnered with Hiring Our Heroes since its inception in 2011 as part of our commitment to create a place where associates of all backgrounds can thrive, including diverse military talent. We partner with the program for its hiring campaigns, attend job fairs and, since 2019, have partnered with them in the Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship Program.
Fellowships are open to military personnel transitioning out of service, military spouses and caregivers. The programs range from six to 12 weeks and connect participants with companies, like Capital One, that provide experiential opportunities with the goal of hiring.
A first step to a new career
The Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship begins with interviews of service members, veterans, spouses and caregivers to carefully match them to a company based on their specific skills and the preferences of both parties. Fellowships typically occur three times a year, with participants joining a company in cohorts.
Fellows spend four days each week with their host company for on-the-job training. At Capital One, they work on active projects, receive constructive feedback and evaluations, network with associates and learn more about the company’s culture, business and values. Fellows spend their other day in professional development workshops with their cohort, learning how to craft a resume, dress on the job and interview for a position.
The fellowship doubles as a time for participants to bridge the gap between their military service and civilian career and managers to coach someone in a role. Capital One has the opportunity to hire the fellow into an open position at the end of each fellowship.
You can learn more about the program, Capital One’s commitment to our military associates and their families and our available resources on the military page of the Capital One Careers site.