Our Foundation Apprenticeships are a rare blend of opportunity: meaningful work, professional development, a good salary, and investment in your potential – all within a globally-respected financial organisation. Whatever your experience, whatever your age, it’s a firm foundation for the career you want, with support to achieve what you’re capable of. If you never imagined you could find success in a world-class bank, or you never thought apprenticeships could be the start of something big, it’s time to think differently.
Why a Barclays Apprenticeship?
Our Foundation Apprenticeship will build your skills and set you on the path to becoming a fully-fledged professional. You’ll gain professional qualification and you’ll be a full-time employee from day one, which means you don’t have to apply for a job with us at the end: you’ll already have one.
We’ve spent 11 years perfecting the support that you’ll receive on our Apprenticeship programme. That starts with our market-leading Talent Coach model: from day one, you’ll be assigned a talent coach matched to your needs and background, and together with your line manager, they’ll support you as an individual. We’ll also match you to an expert in your specialist subject, ready to share their knowledge.
The Apprenticeship route gives you the opportunity for self-discovery and helps you to explore different career paths. With over 325 years of expertise in Banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries, employing over 80,000 people to help move, lend, invest and protect money for customers and clients worldwide. Giving you endless opportunities to network and discover what makes you tick.
Our programme is open to anyone, no matter your background or your age. So you’ll be joining an Apprenticeship cohort who are from all different walks of life, whether that’s school leavers starting their career, ex-military wanting to kick-start a career in the corporate world to parents wanting to return to work after having time off.
Retail Banking at Barclays
Join the team that designs and drives brilliant customer experience across Barclays. It’s where we delve for deep understanding of our customers’ needs and ambitions. It’s where we dream up just the right products to help them along the way. It’s where we craft truly connected customer journeys, ensuring great interactions at every single touchpoint. And it’s where we keep our eyes on the future, shaping what the best customer experiences will look like for years to come.
Are you eligible?
First, you’ll need the right qualifications. For the programme you’ll need 5 GCSEs including Maths and English Grade C or 4.
Beyond that, you’ll have a natural interest in data and finance. You’ll be curious and creative, agile and adaptable, with a highly analytical mind. You’ll be ready to develop the technical skills you need for the job, and be great at communicating and collaborating. Motivated by pace and pressure, you’ll be driven to achieve and always search for the best solution. You’ll also be ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes. These are qualities that people at Barclays have in abundance, and we’ll help you develop and strengthen them from the day you arrive.
Working in London
If you love the buzz of city life, our global HQ is the place to be. Our London hub is in Canary Wharf, at the heart of London’s financial district. Here, you won’t just be perfectly placed to explore the nation’s capital; you’ll be in a place where you can explore all the many functions and opportunities of a global financial giant.