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Highlights

Master the art of developing and executing transactions

Understand how businesses capitalize and CEOs strategize

Work with and learn from experts in the business

About the role

This is your opportunity to experience the work that drives global commerce. Working with and learning from experts in everything from privatisations and mergers and acquisitions to equity financings and restructuring, you’ll see what it takes to deliver solutions that matter to our clients and our business. The pace here means there’s always something new to tackle, and you’ll learn constantly.

What to expect

Our two-year Investment Banking Expert Programme focuses on helping you develop specialist expertise as a banker, whether you join one of our coverage or product teams. You’ll get a unique insight into our work from colleagues across Barclays, and take on your own projects with our full support. You’ll start with intensive training to ensure you’ve got all of the financial markets fundamentals you need, after which you’ll join a team focused on a key industry, product or region. You’ll work on live deals and deal proposals, learn how to put together new business presentations and discover the art of executing transactions.

How you’ll develop

This is job-based, hands-on training, as you build your skills on live projects that really matter. You’ll receive bespoke support and coaching from the very best in the business: a line manager who wants you to succeed, and a talent coach who’ll be focused on your development. Together, they’ll help you to explore, develop and achieve mastery. And we’ll encourage you to learn, at your own pace, all the skills and techniques you need to thrive in the world of Investment Banking at Barclays. Our vast suite of learning materials will always be at your fingertips. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues you can share with and learn from. You’ll gain 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.

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 from any educational background, so long as they have a strong interest in business and finance. 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.

What to expect

Our two-year Investment Banking Expert Programme focuses on helping you develop specialist expertise in Banking. You’ll receive a unique insight into our work from colleagues across Barclays, and take on your own projects with our full support. You’ll start with intensive training to ensure you’ve got all of the financial markets fundamentals you need, after which you’ll join a team focused on a key industry, product or region. You’ll work on live deals and deal proposals, learn how to put together new business presentations and discover the art of executing transactions.

How you’ll develop

This is job-based, hands-on training, as you build your skills on live projects that really matter. You’ll receive bespoke support and coaching from the very best in the business: a line manager who wants you to succeed, and a talent coach who’ll be focused on your development. Together, they’ll help you to explore, develop and achieve mastery. And we’ll encourage you to learn, at your own pace, all the skills and techniques you need to thrive in the world of Investment Banking at Barclays. Our vast suite of learning materials will always be at your fingertips. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues you can share with and learn from. You’ll gain 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.

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 looking for people pursuing a Masters, MBA or JD degree in any discipline, so long as they have a strong interest in business and finance. 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.

What to expect

Our two-year Investment Banking Expert Programme focuses on helping you develop specialist expertise as a banker, there are several teams that specialise in different areas – including equity and debt origination, loans, structuring, risk management and syndication. You’ll get a unique insight into our work from colleagues across Barclays, and take on your own projects with our full support. You’ll start with intensive training to ensure you’ve got all of the financial markets fundamentals you need, after which you’ll join a team focused on a key industry, product or region. You’ll work on live deals and deal proposals, learn how to put together new business presentations and discover the art of executing transactions.

Debt Capital Markets

Debt Capital Markets works with investment grade rated companies to raise primary debt. You’ll work with our experts to design and structure fixed income securities and market them to investors. Among other things, this debt helps finance acquisitions and capital expenditures, and refinance bonds or other debt securities with a fixed maturity date.

Global Finance Advisory

This team brings an analytical approach to traditional corporate finance questions. We look at topics such as how companies allocate cash, manage their capital structure and mitigate financial risks. We work closely with other Capital Markets teams, as well as with colleagues in Coverage and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Equity Capital Markets

This team advises corporations on the range of ways to raise equity capital. You’ll help structure and execute equity and equity-linked transactions, such as initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary offerings, share repurchases, private placements and convertible bonds. It’s fast-paced, strategic and always interesting.

Equity-Linked and Hybrid Solutions

Innovative and complex, equity-linked securities are hybrid debt securities whose return is linked to the equity markets – usually a single stock, a group of stocks or an equity-based index. This team originates and structures equity-related transactions. These range from convertible securities, accelerated share repurchases and margin loans to preferred stock, hedging and monetization.

Leveraged Finance

This team generates funding for companies that already have a considerable amount of debt. And because the funding is riskier, it’s also more costly. You’ll help design, structure and deliver the unique financing needed, using high yield bonds and leveraged loans. And you’ll work with corporate and financial sponsor clients, offering solutions ranging from leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings to growth capital and dividend recapitalizations.

Risk Solutions Group

TRSG helps corporate clients manage their exposure to financial risks – such as moves in interest rates, foreign exchange rates and inflation. By structuring and marketing interest rate and currency derivatives, it protects clients against the risks that are part and parcel of mergers, acquisitions, debt funding and many other transactions. So it’ll be up to you to create spot-on solutions that adapt to ever-evolving risks.

Syndicate

This team bridges the gap between the private and public sides of an investment bank, executing primary market transactions of fixed income securities. From multi-billion dollar bond deals to bridge loans for acquisition financing, this team offers a wide range of financing solutions to our issuing clients globally.

How you’ll develop

This is job-based, hands-on training, as you build your skills on live projects that really matter. You’ll receive bespoke support and coaching from the very best in the business: a line manager who wants you to succeed, and a talent coach who’ll be focused on your development. Together, they’ll help you to explore, develop and achieve mastery. And we’ll encourage you to learn, at your own pace, all the skills and techniques you need to thrive in the world of Investment Banking at Barclays. Our vast suite of learning materials will always be at your fingertips. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues you can share with and learn from. You’ll gain 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.

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 from any educational background, so long as they have a strong interest in business and finance. 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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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.