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I felt valued from the start

As a recent Computer Science graduate from Glasgow University, my passion was to be a part of the growing Tech industry. Joining Barclays on the graduate scheme allowed me to follow that passion and do what I love, developing new applications with a focus on security. Thanks to the investment in the Glasgow Campus, I also get a programme of career development and benefit from being near my family and friends.

I found my ideas and input were valued right from the start

The transition from student to a team member, especially during COVID-19, was scary at times, but I found my ideas and input were valued right from the start. Every member of the team is invested in my success. I’m excited to be working in a place that challenges, inspires and encourages diversity in every way.

I’m very grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had since I joined Barclays. I was asked to be a part of a panel to speak to incoming graduates about being a female developer – being in an industry where I’m trying to break the stereotypes (I’m female, I’m not a gamer and I don’t spend a lot of time on a computer when I’m not working). I spoke to 50 people about what I do every day and they understood me, it was amazing, has given me more confidence and increased my network on platforms like LinkedIn. I also joined the Women in Technology network at Barclays. The network works to ensure apprentices, interns, graduates and students understand the varied and exciting career options in tech that the bank has to offer. I want us to inspire the best technical minds in Scotland and be able to snap them up. People are talking about Barclays and technology – it’s an exciting career option.