Apprenticeships at Barclays
If you're thinking about your next step, and want a tailored, career boosting experience, then a Barclays apprenticeship could be right for you.
As an Apprentice, you'll join us in a full-time role - doing real, challenging work from the start. We'll also give you training towards recognised, meaningful professional qualifications. And we'll be there to support you at every stage. From a dedicated career coach to our e-learning platform, there are endless opportunities for our apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills.
Whatever your qualifications, and whatever stage of file you are in, there's a Barclays Apprenticeship for you.
Jan. 12, 2022
COO & Functions
Apprentice - Higher Apprentice
Getting qualified. Whether it’s a degree or professional status, it’s a huge achievement that can completely change your prospects – but it’s not always open to everyone. Some of us can’t afford it. For others, the timing just wasn’t right. But with our Higher Apprenticeship, all that can change. At any point in your life, we'll help you gain a university-level or professional qualification while building an extraordinary career at Barclays.
What do I need?
To be eligible for our Higher Apprenticeship in Operations or one of our Functions, you'll need:
- For roles in England, 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at BCC
- For roles in Scotland, BBBB in your Highers (or equivalent), any subject
Who thrives here?
Requirements for the programme are not all about your results. To us, your eligibility also comes down to your attitude, commitment and will to succeed.
Inquisitive, conscientious and raring to go - that's you. You're ready to discover new things, about yourself and within your role. Ask yourself if you're ready to commit to both work and degree-level study.
We'll be opening applications for our Higher programmes later this year - click below to register your interest.
With home markets in the UK and US, Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management.
With over 325 years of expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries, employing around 83,500 people to help move, lend, invest and protect money for customers and clients worldwide.
About our Functions pathway
Our business functions deliver the expertise behind every deal, change or transformation. Whether it’s devising strategy to navigate an increasingly regulated business environment, managing people, financial resources or systems – you’ll help us make sure Barclays runs smoothly and seamlessly.
We currently recruit into:
- - Compliance
- - Risk
- - Finance
- - Internal Audit
Higher Apprenticeships in Functions are available in London, Northampton, Glasgow and Knutsford (Radbroke).
Where you’ll be based
Northampton is a key strategic hub, and home to a community of over 3,000 talented people. Our team is behind global business developments such as fraud leveraging machine learning, and redesigning technology for the contact centre of the future. With so much happening, it’s the ideal place for a diverse career path.
You’ll find our brilliant Barclays minds in our lakeside office, built in 1996. It’s not only environmentally friendly, but also people-friendly too. Here, we encourage wellbeing – from mental health to healthy living to health awareness.
What you get in return
However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.
What makes a successful Apprentice at Barclays?
Our Apprenticeships are designed to be career boosting experiences, regardless of your qualifications. To us, it all comes down to your attitude, commitment and will to succeed. We’re looking for potential, and here are some of the qualities that will help you excel.
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.
More about working at Barclays
We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.
Respect: We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
Integrity: We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
Service: We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
Excellence: We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
Stewardship: We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.
Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.
We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a Carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.