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Technology Graduate Apprenticeship 2023

Glasgow, Scotland

Apprenticeships at Barclays

As an apprentice, you’ll join us in real, permanent, well-paid jobs – doing real, challenging work from the very start. At the same time, you’ll receive world-class training towards recognised, meaningful qualifications – up to Master’s degree level. Every apprentice is given the same level of support, no matter where you start or where you come from. We’ll guide you all the way, from the application process, through your training, to qualification and beyond.

So, if you’re thinking about your next steps, think differently. Think Barclays.

Key information

Date live Nov. 25, 2022

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Apprentice - Higher Apprentice - Technology (Scotland)

Contract Higher Apprentice

Reference Code 00280466

Job description

Technology Graduate Apprenticeship 2023

Annual Salary: £21,220 + benefits

Getting a degree is a huge achievement that can completely change your prospects – but it’s not always open to everyone, whether that's due to the cost of university or the timing not being right. But with our Higher Apprenticeship programme, all that can change. Here at Barclays, we offer a world-class programme that provides you with a permanent, full-time job with a competitive salary from day one - all whilst gaining a degree qualification from a top university at the same time. Whether you're a school-leaver looking for alternative options to the traditional university route or you're someone thinking differently about your future, we'll help you to build an extraordinary career at Barclays, no matter your background.

Why a Barclays Apprenticeship?

  • You’ll get the opportunity to earn while you learn, gaining a degree with a top university at the same time as earning a full-time salary in a permanent job. A unique chance to get a degree qualification without the student loan, all whilst getting 4 years of work experience under your belt. Your studies will allow you to explore the theoretical learning of the technology world, whilst working full-time in a role that will give you the opportunity to apply your learning to real-life impactful work that’s central to the success of the digital future of the bank.
  • We’ve spent 11 years perfecting the support that you’ll receive on our Apprenticeship programme. 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.
  • The Apprenticeship route gives you the opportunity for self-discovery and helps you to explore different career paths. With over 325 years of expertise in Banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries, employing over 80,000 people to help move, lend, invest, and protect money for customers and clients worldwide. Giving you endless opportunities to network and discover what makes you tick.
  • Our programme is open to anyone, no matter your background or your age. So, you’ll be joining an Apprenticeship cohort who are from all different walks of life, whether that’s school leavers starting their career, ex-military wanting to kick-start a career in the corporate world to parents wanting to return to work after having time off.

Technology at Barclays

Why build a career in Technology in our global business? Because this is where some of the industry’s biggest innovations were born – and you could create the next. Join us and work alongside industry experts who are behind major leaps in FinTech. You’ll be following our innovative learning programme which includes on-the-job training and valuable hands-on experience.

Our Technology Apprenticeship is the perfect option if you want a rewarding technology career that isn't just focused on writing code. Even if you have no technology experience, your university studies will equip you with the foundations of programming, data analysis and technology and your role at Barclays will enable you to apply that to the real world. Whether you're a Business Analyst focusing on analysing and presenting data to stakeholders, or you're a Project Manager supporting developers to build and launch a new app. If you're a problem solver by nature and communication skills come naturally to you, this programme is the perfect way to launch your career in tech.

Are you eligible?

  • First, you’ll need the right qualifications. For Technology roles in Scotland, it’s 4 Highers (or equivalent) at BBBB including Maths and/or English.
  • Technology roles are wide-ranging – 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.

Working in Glasgow

Our brand-new state-of-the-art campus in Glasgow is somewhere you'll want to work. It's the home of a team of 2,500 colleagues who thrive in an environment that's designed with collaboration and the future of work in mind. The campus is made up of creative spaces and technology with hybrid working opportunities at the heart. The campus is inclusive to all, with a specific focus on neurodiversity through our partnership with Scottish Autism.

As well as offering the perfect space for collaborative working, there's also plenty to get involved in outside of your day job. From live music in the canteen, a rooftop bar that overlooks the Clyde for meeting up with colleagues after hours and even an on-site beekeeping club.

What you get in return

Our apprenticeships are open to anyone, from any background, and any age. And that’s why we make sure to offer you a competitive package of benefits that are flexible to you, whatever stage of life you are in – from school leavers to return-to-work parents.

Paid holiday

Competitive salary of £21,200

Private medical care

Enhanced parental leave

Flexible working

Life assurance

Employee resource groups

World-class office facilities

What makes a successful Graduate at Barclays?

These key qualities will help you lay a solid foundation for success on our programmes. From day one, we’ll help you further develop and strengthen them.

Qualities we look for: Resilient, adaptable, confident, driven, empathetic, curious

Why Barclays?

There’s no other business quite like Barclays. There are no other careers quite like ours. We’re here to champion your development, and we truly want you to enjoy your career journey. We’ll give you all the support and encouragement you need to make the most of this experience. And you’ll have the chance to make a genuine contribution to our inclusive culture and support our purpose as we serve our customers, clients, communities and colleagues.

The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

Learn more

Purpose

We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.

Values

We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Mindset

We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.

Barclays encourages growth and career progression. Don’t be afraid to contribute. Everyone’s opinion is valued.

Megan

Higher Apprentice

The exposure to various areas of the bank really allows you to plan out your ideal career path.

Alister

Higher Apprentice

You’ll always have the support you need within your role.

Mathew

Foundation Apprentice

Barclays is a supportive and encouraging company, so never be afraid to ask questions. Always take advantage of any opportunities provided.

Claire

Foundation Apprentice

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