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The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents people with disabilities and mental health conditions can bring to the workplace. Developed by the UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions, the scheme encourages employers to think differently about how they employ and retain disabled and neuro-diverse people.


9% of our employees say that they consider themselves to have a disability, or physical or mental health condition.


74% of colleagues say that Barclays supports employee efforts to enhance their wellbeing.


We were one of the first businesses to sign up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment.

Candidates who apply through the Disability Confident scheme at Barclays and meet the minimum criteria for the role are offered an interview. These candidates are also supported to ensure they have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job.

Being a Disability Confident Leader is important to Barclays, because it enables us to broaden our understanding of the needs of all stakeholders – customers, clients and colleagues – and as a result, work to create opportunities and improve life for everybody. - Ashok Vaswani, Global HO Consumer Banking & Payments

We encourage everyone working at Barclays, or thinking about joining us, to tell us what support and adjustments they need to be their best at work. We are committed to recruiting and supporting people with a disability or mental health condition and we are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Leader status by the UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions. 

We are committed to ensuring we:

  • Actively look to attract and on board candidates with a disability
  • Provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Be flexible when assessing people so job applicants with a disability have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • Make reasonable adjustments as required
  • Providing disability confident and mental awareness training to all colleagues
  • Promote a culture of being Disability and Mental Health Confident
  • Support colleagues to manage their disabilities and health conditions
  • Ensure there are no barriers to the development and progression of employees with a disability or mental health condition
  • Ensure line managers are aware of how they can support staff who are sick or absent from work or support those needing medical appointments
  • Value and listen to feedback from colleagues with disabilities and mental health conditions

Whilst we try to ensure all candidates who are living with a disability or mental health condition receive the support and adjustments they need, we recognise we are not perfect. However, we encourage people to share their feedback and work together with them to address any areas needing improvement.

If you’re currently in the application process, then you’re welcome to contact our Recruitment Helpdesk about any reasonable adjustments that you may need at any time. We’re mindful that not everyone is readily able to take the online assessments that we often use. So if you need to get in touch, then please reach out to our Recruitment Helpdesk by emailing