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About the role
Our two-year Explorer Programme is a deep dive into Enabling Functions at Barclays. As an analyst, you’ll enjoy three rotations around a chosen area, with one rotation potentially taking you into a related Enabling Function. You’ll get insight into what we do, how we do it, how our Barclays businesses fit together – and how your role fits in. And you’ll get exposure to the whole bank – giving you the opportunity to build a strong network and great prospects for development.
Compliance is a critical function in the financial services industry. Our compliance professionals guide our business through the evolving world of regulations and establish risk-mitigating controls to protect our reputation. They focus on continuing investment in our risk management capabilities, along with simplifying, automating and digitising our processes wherever possible, and delivering industry-leading compliance analytics. Join this team, and you’ll share our objective to become the most respected compliance function in the world.
The better we understand the numbers, the better our decisions — and our performance — will be. Finance (including Treasury) oversees financial control, reporting and forecasting, as well as product control. It also monitors budgets and gives us accurate, high quality management and financial information. But our Finance teams aren’t just experts at interpreting figures — they’re also business managers who help drive strategy and keep us on track. Join us, and you’ll be part of truly bank-wide team that makes us competitive on a global scale.
This is the team that makes sure all our 83,500 employees grow, develop and get the most from their careers. Work here, and you'll be pivotal to our performance, whether you're recruiting top talent, promoting an inclusive culture or making sure our rewards are fair, imaginative and motivational. You'll also have opportunities to learn from experts, work across geographic and divisional boundaries, and potentially contribute to policies that could affect not just our business but the industry as a whole.
Internal Audit is an independent control function that’s critical to our business right around the world. We provide independent, reliable, insightful and timely assurance to the whole business about effective governance, risk management and how we can control current and evolving risks. We’ve built a reputation across financial services for our innovative thinking and approach — and we want you to get involved in thinking about how we can drive change whilst our global management team help support your career development.
In marketing, you’ll help attract and retain customers and clients, communicating the benefits of banking with Barclays. Working on diverse projects with this exciting and highly commercial team, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively and creatively across a range of marketing channels. Roles include everything from branding to advertising, social media to digital marketing, plus events, sponsorships and sales collateral — all focused on helping us promote our services and win new business.
Risk is part of every single transaction, every product, every service and every decision that Barclays makes or delivers. We work hard to adapt to the changing financial landscape, technology and the needs of our customers and business, and that makes risk an exciting, complex and varied place to build a career. You’ll join one of the areas within Risk, including credit, operational and treasury, gaining deep knowledge of your area and its importance to our risk function.
Put your quantitative analysis skills to work as you explore the world’s ever-changing financial markets and contribute to critical live projects, developing invaluable skills for the future. Successfully managing risk isn't about just anticipating what’s coming next in the world’s markets — it’s about planning and providing the right response. This is what you’ll be doing, in a team that works at the very heart of our business.
Barclays’ financial health is of the utmost importance — not only to our clients, shareholders and employees — but to a wide array of stakeholders, too. Our finance function, which treasury sits within, is essential to our success and includes our business performance & analytics, product control, financial control, cost management and tax teams. This is your opportunity to learn how financial concepts are applied in a global financial institution like 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 welcome people of any educational background, but you should be excited about pioneering new services and setting new standards of excellence. 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. 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.
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