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Develop the skills to code, whatever your background

Learn how to develop world-first applications for customers and clients

Opportunity to Build a meaningful career in our global technology business

What to expect

Our Aspiring Developer Programme is a brand new opportunity for people to learn to code. If you have thought about developing a career in tech but never had the skills to try, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. This is an ideal programme for anyone that isn’t studying a STEM degree to finally receive the training to become a developer. Here, you’ll get the chance to develop the software that will help solve complex banking problems and be vital to the way we all live tomorrow. This is a brand-new opportunity for people who want to make a real difference in a fast-moving world.

Our Aspiring Developer Programme is one year of focused technology training. It can help you become the developer you have the potential to become by giving you experience of everything from software research, design and development to testing, maintenance and analysis. It is everything you need to develop a future-proofed career within a global technology business.

If you can already code, or are looking to explore different ways you can drive technology forward, click here to find out more about our Technology Developer or Technology Analyst programmes.

How you'll develop

You’ll experience an immersive learning journey that will give you the opportunity to work with some of the best technology there is, alongside leading developers at Barclays. It begins with an intense and supportive three-month Coding Academy where you’ll learn how to code. We’ll give you access to the latest coding languages, AI and machine learning. After your coding academy, you’ll begin to put your new skills to work on real projects with a team in our technology business. You may even rotate through different groups to gain more experience with some of our most interesting projects. You’ll also have opportunities to take part in global learning hackathons and immerse yourself in the diverse and inclusive culture that Barclays prides itself on.

Who thrives here

You don’t need to know how to code or have a background in technology. It’s about being curious and creative, wanting to find simple solutions to complex problems and make the world a better place for us all. That calls for all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds. The more unique and diverse perspectives we can bring together, the more meaningful change we can enable.

What you need

  • A degree in any subject
  • Logical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Curiosity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Problem solving capabilities

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Graduate development journey

Your development


Community Membership

Programme‑aligned Learning Labs

Professional Qualifications and Development

Self-paced training library

Talent Coach support

Launching your career

Your development

We’ve designed our graduate programmes so you can truly make the most of everything Barclays has to offer. From the minute you apply and at every step of your development journey we’ll be there with you, supporting you to succeed. We’ll surround you with bespoke coaching and support to bring out the best in you. We’ll support you with self-paced, 365-day continued learning. We’ll offer you plenty of opportunities to network with peers, experts and senior leaders across our global organisation. We’ll support you to succeed in every way, helping you understand what your future might look like and giving you the tools you need to achieve your goals.


Barclays is a rich, diverse, complex organisation with so much to offer. We want you to be equipped to navigate our business and get as much as you can from it. So, the focused training sessions in your induction programme are designed to give you the core knowledge and skills you’ll need to get off to the very best start. From our proud history to the way a bank works, from how we do things here to our strong commitment to sustainability, inclusion and citizenship we’ll help you understand just what it means to be part of Barclays. There’s also technical and leadership training, depending on your programme, and all of this will be reinforced throughout your development journey.

Community Membership

When you join our graduate programme, you also benefit from lifetime membership to our Graduate community . This is a lifetime-membership for Barclays graduates past, present and future. We're creating a vibrant global community that connects people across the business. It’s a chance for you to network, take ownership, gain insight and get inspired. Most of all, it’s a way to connect with your entire graduate cohort and support each other as you grow your careers.

Programme-aligned Learning Labs

Whether you are on our Explorer programme or our Expert programme, our Learning Labs provide bespoke continual training throughout your development. These immersive experiences will give you access to personalised learning that will develop your technical, business and leadership skills. Our focus throughout the whole journey is on giving you real, transformational development; preparing you in every way to make a major contribution to our ever-evolving business.

Professional Qualifications and Development

We take your development seriously, and that includes helping you to achieve serious professional qualifications and/or professional development, whichever programme you join. These may include:

  • Series / FCA regulated training where appropriate
  • Access to a bursary amount to select professional development to support your individual career and personal goals
  • Licenses to external online learning platforms to support advanced technical roles

Self-paced training library

You’ll be learning continually, from start to finish. Whether you’re building the hard skills you need to deliver in your role, or the professional skills to be brilliant in a business of this size, you’ll become more capable and better-equipped with every passing day. To help you learn at your own pace, you’ll have unlimited access, 24/7, to our comprehensive library of on-demand learning resources.

Talent Coach support

All graduates receive dedicated 1:1 support from their personal Talent Coach throughout the duration of their programme. They’ll help you find out who you are and guide you to where you want to be by suggesting approaches, strategies, learning interventions and a host of other techniques to bring out the very best in you.

Launching your career

This is your passport to the world of Barclays, a world in constant motion where every single one of us is always learning, changing and growing as our business evolves. Our programmes will give you everything you need to be agile and flexible enough to flourish in this fast-paced, challenging and rewarding environment.