Hear about Ambers experience on the graduate scheme and the positive impact mentoring has had on her career
I first joined Barclays as an Operations summer intern in my penultimate year at university. Over nine weeks, I learned all about the world of Operations, the way Barclays do things, and met loads of people. I remember thinking that this was a company I could see myself really enjoying working for, and it’s true to this day.
As part of the Governance, Analysis & Solutions team, my workload is very project focused. Adaptability is key: I’ve got to keep building up subject matter expert knowledge to best support multiple projects at the same time, so there’s a lot of detail and information to absorb. I collaborate with different business areas, and there’s a real sense of achievement when everything comes together and you see the end result.
I’m proud to work at Barclays because of the people.
Having access to mentoring and coaching has really helped both my career and personal development. I genuinely wouldn’t have the skills or confidence I do today without the encouragement from colleagues and managers, who’ve helped me from my internship right through to my graduate programme.
The culture here makes it more than just your place of work; it makes it a place you’re excited about going to every day. Barclays values shine through everywhere, in everyone, and I’m proud to work here because of the people. You see the power of those values as we all collaborate to make things better, both from a business perspective and across the diversity and inclusion agenda.
There are so many ways to get involved with different initiatives, networks and volunteering opportunities. Personally, I joined the committee for the Barclays Scotland Gender Network as I’m an advocate for female empowerment and women in leadership, and it’s great to work alongside so many likeminded people to achieve a common goal.