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Barclays’ business language is English, so you must speak English fluently no matter which role and region you apply to. It's not always necessary to speak the local language of the office you are applying to, although for client facing roles (e.g. Sales, Banking, Research), native fluency in the local language is very important.

Absolutely not. There are people here from all kinds of degree disciplines. When it comes to applications, we’re more interested in who you are than what you’ve studied. That said, certain roles do require a more technical degree. You’ll find further information about our requirements on each of the programme pages.

We do not offer Summer Internships for first year undergraduate students. However, we encourage you to check out and apply for our Insight Opportunities for first and second-year students. Please visit our Insight Events page for more information.

If you are pursuing or have an MBA, Masters or PhD degree, you may still be eligible to apply to our internship and graduate programmes. Certain business areas offer Associate level placements, which are dedicated to students pursuing an MBA, Masters or PhD degree. If applying to Analyst level roles, your post graduate qualifications will not qualify you for additional benefits or responsibilities should you be offered a role. Please see our programme pages for more information.

In many cases we will reimburse you for travel costs related to events or interviews per our travel policy. We’ll send you the policy and reimbursement information with your event or interview invitation. If you have questions, check with your recruiter.

Unfortunately, we can't visit every campus. If we don’t visit your college or university, you can still apply and be considered. All applications we receive are considered against the same criteria. Note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it pays to apply early.

Only in exceptional circumstances do we defer offers. You should only submit an application if you plan to be able to start in the year specified.

We run a structured internship programme for university students during the summer. Beyond this, some business areas and locations offer off-cycle internships which last up to 6 months, as well as a number of ad-hoc insight events that last one to two days. Please visit our opportunities and events pages for more information.

For open vacancies, we recruit on a rolling basis and fill on a first come first served basis, so we recommend applying early. If we recruit on your campus, check with your career advisor’s office for any applicable application deadlines. If we don’t recruit on your campus, review the respective opportunity pages for any application deadlines.

With the exception of our off-cycle internships, offered in certain locations, which offer flexible start dates, all of our programmes have fixed start dates. You will be informed of your start date in the months leading up to your programme.

Rewards and benefits are country-dependent and your recruiter will discuss our competitive package at the point of offer. Please note our package is non-negotiable for internship and graduate opportunity hires.

The majority of our internship opportunities commence in June. If you are applying for an off-cycle internship, the date would be agreed based on your availability and business requirements. Most full-time graduate opportunities will begin in August or September; however, in some cases we can accommodate early starts for individuals graduating early.

We offer a number of different opportunities, all which vary in length. Typically, we offer the following:

  • Insight Events: 1-2 days
  • Summer Internships: 6-9 weeks
  • Off-Cycle Internships: up to 9 months
  • Full-time Graduate opportunities: 1-2 years on programme, followed by roll-off into a permanent role

Analyst level roles are appropriate for those studying toward a Bachelors or Masters degree. Associate level roles are appropriate either for those with significant work experience who are now studying toward an MBA, or for PhD degree seekers.

Absolutely. Many of our programs support study for a recognized professional qualification where relevant.

UK programmes: Barclays will ask you about your right to work/work authorisation status during the internship/graduate/full-time analyst recruitment process. Candidates who do not have a current right to work in the UK, or who will require visa sponsorship from Barclays are not precluded from applying to internship and graduate opportunities. However, Barclays may take your work authorisation status into consideration depending on the availability of candidates with the right to work in the UK.

Americas and APAC programmes: To participate in an internship or pre-internship program, you must have the legal right to work in the location to which you will be assigned for the duration of the internship. If you are joining Barclays in a full-time position and you need a work permit, we apply on your behalf. However, you should be aware that the granting of work permits is beyond Barclays’ control and subject to local immigration laws.

You can only apply to one full-time graduate or internship role globally each year. We encourage you to research the opportunities available so you can make the right decision during the application process. If you submit multiple applications, only your first application will be considered.

Yes, we'll simply arrange for telephone or virtual interviews. Any relevant application deadlines still apply to you, regardless of where you are studying at the time. If Barclays recruits on your home campus, be sure to submit your application by the deadline (if applicable) shown in your school’s career system. If we don’t recruit on your campus, simply apply by the deadline shown on the programme page of our careers site. If no deadline is specified, we are likely recruiting on a rolling basis, however, early application is highly recommended.

We accept one application per candidate per year for our graduate and internship programmes. If you have previously applied to us during this season and been unsuccessful, you can reapply once the next recruitment season begins. At that time, you’ll be asked to include details of any previous applications. If you’re interested in a role at Barclays that isn’t a full-time graduate or internship programme, you may apply at any time.

Barclays is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment. As part of that, we will make reasonable adjustments to the selection process wherever it's necessary. If you think you have a disability that may impact your performance anywhere in the selection process, please contact a recruiter to discuss your personal circumstances. There is also a section on the application form where you can tell us if you need special adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process.