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Our Graduate programmes deliver immersive experiences, transformative development and incredible support – giving each graduate the best possible start to their career. You’ll learn continually. From bespoke training to courses on our e-learning platform, you’ll become more capable and better-equipped every day.
Whichever programme you choose, you’ll do meaningful work, discover resources to help you build a long-term career and develop your skillset with the guidance of a hand-picked line manager and a dedicated talent coach.
Sep. 07, 2023
Campus - QA Graduate
Graduate Full Time
Graduate Programme Overview
If you're a recent graduate or soon-to-be graduate join us and unlock a world of carefully curated experiences, knowledge and connections to shape your career.
Along the way, you can expect all the training and support you need to make your mark on the world. To put it simply, we’ll empower you to help determine how we do things and where we go next.
Our graduates are a vital part of our success and we welcome applications from people from all walks of life. Whoever you are and wherever you want to join us, if you’re curious, creative and ambitious, this is a world in which you can truly belong.
Why the Electronic Trading Graduate Associate programme?
Barclays has a leading Electronic Trading franchise, with a high calibre team of Quants and Quant Developers supporting the business.
This programme provides an opportunity to gain practical experience within the area, undertaking tasks of real-world value to the business and its clients.
You’ll take your first steps in the challenging and fascinating world of algorithmic trading & data science. Working with a broad spectrum of colleagues, you’ll learn how data science fits into our business.
What’s more, you’ll help our team to turn mathematical and algorithmic ideas into trading reality by:
·Learning to use statistical models and algorithmic coding in practice
·Testing practical machine learning techniques
·Researching and implementing new models
·Expanding our computational platform by helping solve complex software development problems.
1-2 year targeted, fast-track programme focused on developing specialist technical expertise.
Markets at Barclays
Markets is the financial barometer of world events at Barclays. So every day is different and it’s a challenging and fascinating place to build a career.
We help institutional investors to identify market opportunities, manage risk and generate returns for their portfolios. Our teams provide market insights, execution services, tailored risk management and financing solutions to our clients; we help them protect their capital and make the most of their assets.
As one of the largest investment banks in the world, we offer a full range of products and services across every type of investment market.
Who we're looking for
To be considered for this programme, you must have completed or be in the final year of a postgraduate qualification, Masters or higher, in a technical discipline such as Physics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Economics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science or other STEM subjects.
Additionally, applicants should have strong programming skills, in Java, C++ or Python.
We’ve had a presence in Europe almost as long as there’s been a Barclays. So, we’re building on solid foundations, leveraging our embedded talent, in 10 locations across the region allowing us to draw on a wealth of local and regional insight.
Working in Paris
Our office in Paris provides a full investment banking service to our local and global clients. Our integrated coverage model means we are able to provide our clients with access to deep expertise across sectors, regions and products.
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, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.
We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.
We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.
We're committed to providing a supportive and simplified experience for our candidates throughout the application and assessment process. Here, you will find information about what to expect and some guidance around your assessment and interview.
While the application process depends on the role, there are some constant steps, which are;
Step 1 - Your application
Step 2 - Your assessment
Step 3 - Your interview
Step 4 - Next steps
We aim to create an inclusive work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know as part of your application.
Find out more information here.
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.