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Date live: Feb. 27, 2024

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Investment Banking

Reference Code: 90383626

Contract: Temp / Contractor

Barclays Overview

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

Working Flexibly

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, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Hybrid Working

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances.Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

About Human resource

From recruitment to retention, skills development to talent management, Barclays HR supports them all. The HR Function is made up of 1,500 people globally including centres of expertise specialising in leadership, talent; culture, diversity and inclusion; learning; employee relations; talent acquisition; reward and performance; and HR operations.

We want to create the best possible experience for our colleagues - whether they’re experienced professionals or just starting out. We offer them plenty of opportunities to develop and get the most from their careers.

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.

Overall purpose of role

This is an entry level trainee programme. You will be employed on a 24-month contract during which you will

·Complete three rotations, assisting with several processes and supporting across Employee Relations, Reward & Delivery and Advisory

·Employee Relations: Handling Employee Relations Case Management, Employee Relations Policy, Workforce Change and Restructuring (WFC&R), Colleague Wellbeing Industrial Relations & Dispute Resolution

·Reward: Support the delivery of a broad range of employee benefit plans and programs in Singapore.

·HR Delivery and Advisory (D&A): support leaders, managers and colleagues on a broad range of projects and queries which require HR expertise, including key HR cyclical processes, strategic and complex people queries, transformational and complex people-related activity

Key Accountabilities

Employee Relations

·Wellbeing - Support the team on the execution of the Be Well plan which includes liaising with vendors and Employee Resource Groups on the planning of sessions, as well as the drafting of announcements and preparing the logistics of the sessions

·Case Management - Provide support on ER cases, such as note taking for investigation/disciplinary/grievance meetings, printing of case materials and booking of meetings and rooms

·Policy development – provide support to the team on any policy work, which will include preparing materials for employee engagement, assisting in decommissioning activities

·Workforce Change & Restructuring – To assist the team on the preparation of any regulatory reporting, maintaining master lists of colleague impacts, updating of any collateral etc

·To assist the team in the preparation of reports for any regulatory and internal reporting

·Provide advice on common queries and processes on all aspects of the ER Transaction Cycle

·Respond to data requests from other business areas such as Legal and Compliance


·As part of HR Reward team, assist in the management, construction, implementation and administration of various Benefit Plans at Barclays Singapore

·Efficient and robust administration of the Barclays Benefit Plans

·Support and participate in employee-facing events including seminars, benefit fairs and new hire orientation

·Assist with other Reward duties as appropriate – benefit projects, general queries, and other typical Reward responsibilities as a member of the team

·Assist with the delivery of a broad range of onsite health services

·Ad hoc projects e.g. flu vaccinations, review of benefits provision/providers etc

·Act as one of the points of contact for Benefits queries

Delivery and Advisory

·Building credibility and being seen as an enabler to support the business with HR related matters

·Working with the D&A team to translate business needs into best-in-class HR solutions

·Assisting to drive consistency across the HR function, as and when required

·Advising on organisational design, change and effectiveness

·Ensuring effective delivery of agreed HR products and interventions to the business

·Standardising and continuously improving the HR value-chain end-to-end

·Collaborating across global HRTCs and stakeholders across all areas to deliver the HR agenda

Risk and Control Objective

Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

Person Specification

·Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task

·Able to prioritise work assignments

·Able to communicate effectively with internal staff and counterparts

·Good time management and strong follow-through skills

·We are only able to consider candidates who have and will continue to have the legal right to work in Singapore.

Essential Skills / Basic Qualifications:

·Diploma from a recognised polytechnic

·Academic Qualification in Banking and Finance preferred

Purpose and Values

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.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.


We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.


We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.


We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.


We prize sustainability and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.


Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.


Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.


Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

More about working at Barclays

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.

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Working together for a better financial future.


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.