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Corporate, Consumer and Retail Banking

Join Barclays Corporate & Consumer Banking, and you’ll find yourself working in one of these areas: Barclays Payments, Retail Banking and Private Banking, or Corporate & Consumer Banking. Each has an important role to play in helping our customers and clients achieve their goals in life. The Explorer Programme builds an extraordinary depth and breadth of experience through a deep dive into a chosen business area. By the end of your programme you’ll have gained all the understanding and skills you need to move into a fulfilling permanent role.

Highlights

  • Discover the power of client and colleague relationships
  • Gain real responsibility from day one
  • Get an insight into a changing industry

About the role

Barclays is leading the way in enabling customers to use their credit cards and make payments in new ways. Bring us your enthusiasm, technical skills and analytical mind to help us stay one step ahead. We’ll give you an unrivalled insight into our fast-changing business, and all the training and expert support you need to explore where your talent will take you. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity.

Private Bank

Barclays Private Bank works closely with high-net-worth clients and their advisors who have complex banking and investment needs, both in the UK and across the world. We are here to understand their situation and their aspirations, so we can help them to reach their goals. We harness a global network of knowledge, expertise and professional partners to meet our clients’ unique requirements. Whatever they want to achieve, our Private Bankers and specialists create the personalised solutions that will help them achieve it.

What to expect

Our two-year Explorer programme develops your understanding and expertise through a deep exploration of three vital areas: Product, Strategy/Business Management and Relationship Management. As part of this programme you will have the opportunity to obtain a professional qualification. You’ll gain international exposure to our business and build a close relationship with the Corporate and Investment Bank, as you help our clients build on their achievements and fulfil their potential.

How you’ll develop

You’ll learn continually, from start to finish – whether it’s the hard skills you need to be brilliant at your job, or the professional skills to be brilliant in a business of this size, we give you the essential learning experiences you need to play a full role in Barclays. At all times you’ll be supported by an experienced line manager and a talent coach who together will help you realise your potential and discover where you’d like your career journey to take you in Barclays. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues you can share with and learn from. You’ll get lifetime membership of our global graduate network, with exclusive access to content, events and forums to support you and help you develop. And you’ll get the opportunity to have an impact on the communities in which we live and work.

What’s more, you might qualify for a bursary towards your professional development. By the end of your programme you’ll have gained all the understanding and skills you need to move into a fulfilling permanent role.

Who thrives here

We’re committed to making Barclays everything it can be – for our customers, for our clients and for the future of our business. So we need graduates who are ambitious self-starters who’ll give their all for our customers. We welcome people of any educational background, but you should have a keen interest in business and finance. You’ll be great at communicating and collaborating, competitive but caring. Motivated by pace and pressure, you’ll be driven to achieve — and to do it right. You’ll also be customer-obsessed, ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes. These are qualities that people at Barclays have in abundance, and we’ll help you develop and strengthen them from the day you arrive.

What to expect

This is your opportunity to get to the very heart of our Retail Bank on a development journey you’ll design yourself. Explorer is a two-year programme that develops your skills through a deep exploration of the whole of our business. All of this with our full support and guidance. You’ll develop the curiosity, innovative approaches and strategic thinking you’ll need to thrive in the ever-changing world of Barclays.

How you’ll develop

You’ll learn continually, from start to finish – whether it’s the hard skills you need to be brilliant at your job, or the professional skills to be brilliant in a business of this size, we give you the essential learning experiences you need to play a full role in Barclays. At all times you’ll be supported by an experienced line manager and a talent coach who together will help you realise your potential and discover where you’d like your career journey to take you in Barclays. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues you can share with and learn from. You’ll get lifetime membership of our global graduate network, with exclusive access to content, events and forums to support you and help you develop. And you’ll get the opportunity to have an impact on the communities in which we live and work.

What’s more, you might qualify for a bursary towards your professional development. By the end of your programme you’ll have gained all the understanding and skills you need to move into a fulfilling permanent role.

Who thrives here

We’re committed to making Barclays everything it can be – for our customers, for our clients and for the future of our business. So we need graduates who are customer-obsessed, ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes. To make the most of this opportunity, you’ll be curious and creative, tech-savvy and adaptable. You’ll be great at communicating and collaborating, competitive but caring. Motivated by pace and pressure, you’ll be driven to achieve — and to do it right. These are qualities that people at Barclays have in abundance, and we’ll help you develop and strengthen them from the day you arrive.

What to expect

Joining Barclays US Consumer Bank is a fantastic opportunity to work within a diverse, growing and innovative business. You’ll spend your time on strategy, digital, product and analytics, encompassing how we work with clients and consumers.

As an analyst with our Data and Analytics team, you’ll join the team responsible for all analytical support for Credit and Marketing initiative strategies. Data and Analytics champions the company’s ambitious growth agenda by utilizing data and advanced analytics and converting it into actionable energy.

How you’ll develop

You’ll learn continually, from start to finish – whether it’s the hard skills you need to be brilliant at your job, or the professional skills to be brilliant in a business of this size, we give you the essential learning experiences you need to play a full role in Barclays. At all times you’ll be supported by an experienced line manager and a talent coach who together will help you realise your potential and discover where you’d like your career journey to take you in Barclays. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues you can share with and learn from. You’ll get lifetime membership of our global graduate network, with exclusive access to content, events and forums to support you and help you develop. And you’ll get the opportunity to have an impact on the communities in which we live and work.

Who thrives here

We’re committed to making Barclays everything it can be – for our customers, for our clients and for the future of our business. So we need graduates who are customer-obsessed, ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes. To make the most of this opportunity, you’ll be curious and creative, tech-savvy and adaptable. You’ll be great at communicating and collaborating, competitive but caring. Motivated by pace and pressure, you’ll be driven to achieve — and to do it right. These are qualities that people at Barclays have in abundance, and we’ll help you develop and strengthen them from the day you arrive.

What to expect

Joining Barclays US Consumer Bank is a fantastic opportunity to work within a diverse, growing and innovative business. You’ll spend your time on strategy, digital, product and analytics, encompassing how we work with clients and consumers.

As an analyst within the US Consumer Bank business, you’ll join the team responsible for delivering results for customers and our co-branded credit card partners. Our business management analyst roles are placed throughout our business areas provide you with real-world experience in one of our key business areas.

How you’ll develop

You’ll learn continually, from start to finish – whether it’s the hard skills you need to be brilliant at your job, or the professional skills to be brilliant in a business of this size, we give you the essential learning experiences you need to play a full role in Barclays. At all times you’ll be supported by an experienced line manager and a talent coach who together will help you realise your potential and discover where you’d like your career journey to take you in Barclays. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues you can share with and learn from. You’ll get lifetime membership of our global graduate network, with exclusive access to content, events and forums to support you and help you develop. And you’ll get the opportunity to have an impact on the communities in which we live and work.

Who thrives here

We’re committed to making Barclays everything it can be – for our customers, for our clients and for the future of our business. So we need graduates who are customer-obsessed, ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes. To make the most of this opportunity, you’ll be curious and creative, tech-savvy and adaptable. You’ll be great at communicating and collaborating, competitive but caring. Motivated by pace and pressure, you’ll be driven to achieve — and to do it right. These are qualities that people at Barclays have in abundance, and we’ll help you develop and strengthen them from the day you arrive.

What to expect

The International Corporate Bank fuses the power of the corporate and investment bank, that allows us to anchor our relations with the world's most significant organisations by offering lending, trade finance, cash management, liquidity, digital banking, and hedging solutions to our clients. We are focused on developing lasting relationships with Barclays’ clients and providing them with the right products and solutions at any given time.

As a graduate in the International Corporate Bank, you will be joining at a unique moment in time, as we are doubling the size of the ICB over the next few years. This means we will be investing in the skills of our people to empower them to drive out future.

How you’ll develop

A graduate will have the opportunity to work alongside fellow analysts, mentors, and senior bankers in a flat, organizational structure; exposure to a variety of banking products and sectors; client facing opportunities / exposure by preparing and participating in client meetings in support of senior Relationship Directors. You will also receive support for personal career development, and professional qualifications in Credit Risk Management and Certified Treasury Professional.

Who thrives here

We’re committed to making Barclays everything it can be – for our customers, for our clients and for the future of our business. So we need graduates who are customer-obsessed, ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes. To succeed in Corporate Bank, you will need to be proactive, organisational and a desire to learn.

What to expect

Our UK Corporate Bank supports large and medium Corporate clients within the UK, compromising of specialist businesses each of which are market leaders in the UK market; Large Corporate, Medium Corporate, Public Sector and Real Estate. We support the entire range of its clients’ needs from day to day banking through to complex corporate financing arrangements. As a UK Corporate banking colleague you will be responsible for supporting your clients gain access to all of Barclays group solutions including Barclaycard and Personal Banking.

How you’ll develop

Our Graduate programme will teach banking from a grass roots level and inform graduates on the role a bank plays in the UK economy as we support strategic clients with complex needs ranging from day to day banking through to complex mergers and acquisitions as well as broader topics such as ESG planning.

Who thrives here

We’re committed to making Barclays everything it can be – for our customers, for our clients and for the future of our business. So we need graduates who are customer-obsessed, ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes. Candidates that succeed in this role will show a curiosity in the UK corporate market place, keen to develop skills in analytics, stakeholder management and be solution orientated.

What to expect

Transaction Banking works closely with the Corporate and Investment Bank, supporting clients with the critical aspects of their day-to-day business operations. We aspire to be the leading provider of digitally enabled working capital and transaction banking services to our clients, in the UK and Internationally. As a Transaction Banking graduate, you will be responsible for working across a range of payments products and services to support our Corporate Bank clients with their day-to-day banking needs

How you’ll develop

This programme will help you understand how our payments products and services stand at the heart of our Corporate Banking proposition. You will work on developing new and exciting payment solutions, to be utilised by some of the biggest and best-known companies in the UK and worldwide, and learn how to manage products from ideation through end of life, incorporating all the appropriate risk and control requirements.

Who thrives here

Transaction Banking is a diverse part of the bank made up of colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences. There is no typical ‘transaction banker’ but having a positive, can-do attitude is key. We need graduates that can work in a fast paced, dynamic environment; candidates need to be able to adapt and think on their feet with good problem-solving skills. You are someone who enjoys taking on new challenges, is curious, enjoys learning and are confident in bringing innovative ideas to the table.

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Graduate development journey

Your development

Induction

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.

Induction

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.

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