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Earn your degree or professional qualification while on our programme

Work in a full-time role where you’ll gain specialist experience within a global bank

Benefit from line managers, mentors and talent coaches all picked specially for you

About the role

A business of our scale needs complex global systems. We’re constantly processing trades and transactions; providing products to our customers and clients; maintaining accounts, and much more. To keep things running smoothly, we analyse our data thoroughly – and use it to improve customer experience, offer new products, and even develop new tech.

Our apprentices bring us fresh ideas, boundless energy and new perspectives that help us shape our business. Many of them are now in senior roles, driving our business forward. All of them are thoroughly set up for rich and rewarding careers with us. Apprentices at Barclays are transforming their careers. At the same time, they are transforming our business, our culture and our future.

You’re setting out on a significant journey with us – up to 4-5 years, depending on your programme – and we invest in your development at every step. That starts with our market-leading Talent Coach model: from day one, you’ll be assigned a talent coach matched to your needs and background, and together with your line manager, they’ll support you as an individual. We’ll also match you to an expert in your specialist subject, ready to share their knowledge.

You’ll also learn a lot from your team too in your full-time role with us. Whether you’re improving our mobile banking app in Technology; learning our regulatory obligations in Functions; or analysing the data behind our transactions in Operations, you’ll be doing real work, gaining impressive experience, and learning from the colleagues around you.

Then, there’s your studies – either a degree or a professional qualification. Either way, you’ll have ring-fenced study time to help you balance your workload, and e-learning to help you study in a way that suits your lifestyle.

What to expect

The structure of your apprenticeship will depend on your location and what’s available there, but wherever you are, our Operations opportunities guarantee two things. The first is hands-on experience of the ways Operations guides and drives our bank. The second is committed investment in your development, with mentors, coaches and line managers all there to guide your individual path.

Who thrives here

First, you’ll need the right qualifications. For Operations roles in England, you need 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at BCC, and for roles in Scotland, it’s 3 Highers at Grades BCC (or equivalent HND, HNC, B’ Tech L3)

Beyond the basics, we’re looking above all for enthusiasm to learn and commitment to work hard. You’ll also need to be collaborative: Operations touches on all aspects of life at Barclays, so it means lots to take in and plenty of people to talk to. If you’re ready for it, it means access to experts across Barclays – all with advice to help you think differently about your future and what you could do.

What to expect

The next generation of tech talent is in high demand. Here at Barclays, we grow our own, with apprentices joining our global centres of technical excellence. In fact, more than 10% of our community of 4,000 experts joined us as apprentices.

For you, that means the chance to start a life-long career full of opportunity and support, where you’ll deliver critical work across our digital world. From new apps to improved platforms to the latest in cybersecurity, you’ll learn to build and deliver innovation – and you’ll learn that you’re capable of more than you imagined.

Who thrives here

First, you’ll need the right qualifications. For Technology and UX Design roles in England, that’s 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at BCC.

For Technology roles in Scotland, it’s 4 Highers (or equivalent) at BBBB including Maths or Computing.

Technology roles are wide-ranging – Developers to Analysts to User Experience Designers – so you don’t have to become a coder to thrive here. What you do need though is the will to learn and the commitment to see your programme through. And of course, you’ll need a keen interest in helping us create the future of our bank. Ready to think differently about what’s possible in the tech world? Bring your ideas here.

Technology Developer

Come and work side by side with the brains behind our tech. This is more than just learning how to code; you’ll take on real, challenging work from the very start as you design, install, test and maintain new and exisiting systems. Together, let's continue designing innovative solutions, products and services for our colleagues, clients and customers around the world.

Technology Analyst

Don’t want to write code, but still want a rich, rewarding technology career? Bring your fresh ideas and energy, and help us implement cutting-edge technology into our transformational business – no experience necessary.

Cyber and Security Analyst

Our Cyber and Security team help protect our bank. Discover a path that’s refreshingly different; an opportunity to put everything you learn into practice to keep our customers, clients and colleagues safe in a world full of 21st century digital threats.

What to expect

There are four different areas you can join as a Higher Apprentice in Functions – Compliance, Finance, Internal Audit, and Risk – and different UK locations offer different options. Each of the programmes comes with different qualifications, meaning course duration can vary, but whichever you choose, you’ll find individual mentoring and vital skills that help us operate more efficiently as a business.

Who thrives here

First, you’ll need the right qualifications. For Functions roles in England, you need 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at BCC, and for roles in Scotland, it’s 3 Highers at Grades BCC (or equivalent HND, HNC, B’ Tech L3)

Beyond that though, we’re also looking for commitment and enthusiasm. Our Functions Apprenticeships place deep investment in you as an individual. That means we need you to match that commitment: you’ll turn up every day ready to work hard, push yourself, and think differently about what you’re capable of. You’ll have the backing of a global bank, and you’ll rise to that expectation.

What to expect

As a Barclays User Experience apprentice, you’ll design and implement services that people value and trust.

Put the customer journey front and centre by joining the team that’s creating the future of banking experiences. Help to design systems and process that improve customers’ lives, making every experience efficient, accessible and effortless; whilst thinking differently about your future too.

Who thrives here

In order to apply for UX Design roles, you’ll need 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at BCC.

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