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Highlights

Dig deeper into factors that affect the world’s financial markets to find solutions that match the present and fit the future

Provide insights that empower our clients to take informed investment decisions on a range of markets, from equities and bonds to commodities and derivatives

Put your analytical skills to work on complex projects with global impact

About the role

Join us, and you’ll be at the heart of the world’s financial markets, in an exciting, demanding environment where fast reactions and clear analysis of market trends are essential. You’ll be part of a team that’s key to the growth of our clients’ businesses and our own. Working and learning alongside experts in their field, you’ll make sure we deliver the right products and solutions every time.

What to expect

Our two-year Markets Expert Programme focuses on helping you develop specialist expertise in your chosen discipline. Following intensive training, you’ll go straight into a sales, trading or structuring role on a specific desk, where you’ll rapidly build up your knowledge of global markets, as well as your quantitative and analytical skills, through live work including analysing data and developing solutions, monitoring markets and formulating trade ideas, and attending meetings with clients and colleagues. You’ll interact closely with our Legal, Compliance and Quantitative business areas. And you’ll quickly build professional acumen, a great internal network, and a solid understanding of different roles within the bank. From early on, you’ll be exposed to everything from product pricing to proprietary Index Development and managing risk of the team’s trading books.

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 Markets 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 Markets 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 to 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 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 Quantitative Analysts are an integral part of the bank, providing model development, analytics and expert advice across many business areas at Barclays. Applying to our programme means the opportunity to join one of our specialist teams, including:

  • Trading Models - Specialised modellers and developers responsible for researching, innovating, developing, testing, implementing, and supporting all quantitative models used for valuation and risk management across all asset classes, valuation adjustments and the capitalisation of market and counterparty risk.
  • Electronic Trading - Quantitative traders, researchers, and data scientists responsible for developing, deploying and running algorithmic trading models and predictive analytics in markets, leveraging the latest methods in data science, machine learning, AI and applied probability.
  • Quant Developers - Strong logical thinkers and problem solvers with a mathematical mindset and an interest in Computer Science, who can program in one or more of our languages (primarily Java, C++ and Python).

You’ll gain the widest exposure to a variety of modelling techniques and instruments to help drive business strategy. This is your opportunity to gain invaluable exposure to real world problems by working on cutting edge quantitative and technology solutions. You’ll develop specialist expertise by helping deliver solutions that improve everything from the way we price derivatives, develop, deploy and run algorithmic trading models, and build strategies to manage risk.

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 experts: a line manager who wants you to succeed, and a talent coach who’ll be focused on your development. Together, we’ll help you to explore, develop and achieve mastery. We’ll encourage you to learn, at your own pace, all the skills and techniques you need to thrive. 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 to our global graduate network, with exclusive access to content, events and forums to support 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

Logical problem-solvers do well here. You’ll either have completed or be in your final year of a postgraduate qualification of a Masters or higher, in a technical discipline such as Physics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Quantitative Finance, Economics, Statistics, Stochastic Calculus, Computer Science, or other STEM subjects, with strong programming skills, particularly Java, C++, or Python. You’ll be curious and creative, tech-savvy and adaptable. You’ll be great at communicating and collaborating, as well as competitive but caring. Motivated by pace and pressure, you’ll be driven to achieve and always search for the best solution. You’ll also be ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes.

What to expect

Our two-year Research Expert Programme focuses on helping you develop specialist expertise in investment research. After this, you’ll go straight into the credit research team, working with senior analysts and contributing insights and ideas to investment theses and reports. Working on live projects, you’ll find yourself analysing macro industry trends, gathering data, building models and databases and developing and delivering marketing materials for clients. In time, you’ll find yourself presenting your ideas to colleagues as well as clients.

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 research 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 Research 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

You should be an MBA or Masters student with advanced knowledge in areas such as accounting, bond math, corporate financial valuation, financial modelling and the market. You’ll be curious and creative, agile 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 always search for the best solution. You’ll also be 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 Research Expert Programme focuses on helping you develop specialist expertise in investment research. After this, you’ll go straight into the equity research team, working with senior analysts and contributing insights and ideas to investment theses and reports. Working on live projects, you’ll find yourself analysing macro industry trends, gathering data, building models and databases and developing and delivering marketing materials for clients. In time, you’ll find yourself presenting your ideas to colleagues as well as clients.

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 Research 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 Research 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, 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 Research Expert Programme focuses on helping you develop specialist expertise in investment research. It starts with intensive training covering the core knowledge and skills you’ll need to make a strong start. Then, you’ll work closely with a senior analyst to contribute ideas to thematic research reports and investment recommendations. Diving deep into the fundamentals of key markets and economies, you’ll learn how we form our macro outlook on the global economy.

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 Research 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 Research 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

With a Masters or PhD in a technical discipline such as Finance, Econometrics or Operations Research, you must have strong quantitative skills, including statistics and time series analysis. You should also be comfortable programming with Python, Matlab, SAS, Eviews and Excel VBA. You’ll be curious and creative, agile 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 always search for the best solution. You’ll also be ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes.

What to expect

Our quants are highly specialised modellers and developers responsible for researching, innovating, developing, testing, implementing, and supporting all quantitative models used for valuation and risk management across all asset classes. The ability to articulate your ideas will be crucial as you work closely with business partners to develop models and tools, and perform analyses to help guide business decisions, manage risk, formulate and test quantitative strategies, and drive revenue generation and capital utilisation. Joining a group that partners with traders and risk managers across the bank, you’ll gain the widest exposure to a variety of modelling techniques and instruments to help drive business strategy. This is your opportunity to gain invaluable exposure to real world problems by working on cutting edge quantitative and technology solutions.

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 experts: a line manager who wants you to succeed, and a talent coach who’ll be focused on your development. Together, we’ll help you to explore, develop and achieve mastery. We’ll encourage you to learn, at your own pace, all the skills and techniques you need to thrive. 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 to our global graduate network, with exclusive access to content, events and forums to support 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

Logical problem-solvers do well here. You’ll have completed or be in your final year of a postgraduate qualification, of a Masters or higher, in a technical discipline such as Physics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Quantitative Finance, Economics, Statistics, Stochastic Calculus, Computer Science, or other STEM subjects, with strong programming skills, particularly Java, C++, or Python. You’ll be curious and creative, tech-savvy and adaptable.

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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.