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Operations - Foundation Apprentice Programme - 2022

Northampton, England

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.

Key information

Date live Jan. 13, 2022

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Apprentice - Foundation Apprentice – All other businesses

Contract Foundation Apprentice

Reference Code 00277441

Job description

Foundation Level 2 Apprenticeship

As the name suggests, our Foundation Apprenticeship is all about giving you the foundation to build a trailblazing career at Barclays. It's a chance to move forward and achieve your ambitions - at any point in your life. As a Foundation Apprentice, you'll take on a role in one of our business areas (we'll tell you more about that later) and work towards professional qualifications. All with constant support and plenty of personalised training.

How is my programme structured?

Our Foundation Apprenticeship is the start of a programme (lasting a maximum of 2 years) that will build your skills and set you on the path to becoming a fully-fledged professional. You’ll gain professional qualifications equivalent to two A Levels, and you’ll even be a full-time employee from day one, which means you don’t have to apply for a job with us at the end: you’ll already have one.

You’ll learn alongside the people you’ll be working with day-to-day – getting the same professional training as they do. You’ll even benefit from one-to-one training and tuition, and have dedicated mentors (both inside and outside of Barclays) to turn to for advice and guidance.

We’ll support you with both your work and your studies, with time set aside at work for you to complete your assignments. Our training is going digital (just like our customers), so we’ve developed a new e-learning platform you can access on the go, for help in your studies. We’ll also sign you up for the Digital Driving Licence - an innovative virtual way to learn new skills to then inspire our customers and colleagues.

Towards the end of your Foundation Apprenticeship we’ll put together a portfolio of evidence that you’re ready to move forward. That will include observations about your progress from your manager and your Talent Coach; statements from you about what you’ve learned; customer comments; a copy of the Personal Development Plan you’ve set with your manager, and chats with both you and your team about your knowledge.

What do I need?

Some of our programmes have minimum entry requirements, others don't. Here's exactly what you need for each Foundation Apprenticeship:

  • For roles in Operations and Technology, you need five GCSEs at A*-C (9-5) including Maths and English (or equivalent)

Who thrives here?

Inquisitive, conscientious and raring to go - that's you. You're ready to discover new things, about yourself and within your role. To us, it all comes down to your attitude, commitment and will to succeed. Think of it this way: whether the apprenticeship is your first job out of school or your last before you retire, you're welcome here.

We'll be opening applications for our Foundation programmes later this year - click below to register your interest.

About Barclays

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 Operations pathway

No banking service happens by magic. But that’s how we’d like it to feel for our customers. And to do that, there’s one team we turn to: Operations.

As an apprentice in Operations, your data-driven observations could completely transform the way we work, what we offer and the technology
we use.

Foundation Apprenticeships in Operations are available in Norwich (Gadbroke), Northampton and Manchester. 

Where you’ll be based  

Northampton:

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.

Paid holiday and vacation

Competitive pay

Private medical care

Disability assurance

Flexible working

Life assurance

Voluntary benefits

Retirement planning

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.

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.

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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