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Date live: Mar. 15, 2023

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Operations

Reference Code: 90366903

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.

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 Global Markets Operations

Barclays is a market leader in many of the global markets and asset classes. The Global Markets Operations function sits within the Global COO division and plays an important role within Barclays International (BI) working with IB, Corporate and Wealth businesses to support growth and businesses, manage risk and the control environment, develop operating models, and managing change and strategy to build an effective and scalable platform.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Overall purpose of role

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

  • Gain understanding of Network Management, including Relationship Management and Business Enablement, Know-Your-Customer (KYC) processes and knowledge of Derivatives products, including futures, options, FX and OTC derivatives
  • Understand basic control principles including Anti-Money Laundering principles, oversight of suppliers, regulatory requirements and change management
  • Achieve an understanding of Service Management (Third Party Agent Banks)

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide support to the APAC Network Management and PDS management team to drive strategy, execute change and resolve issues
  • Support Regulatory Reporting and inquiries, key control reviews and oversight activities
  • Support issue management using data analytics and process optimization and new business enquiries
  • Attend regular service review meetings with our Agent Banks and support any follow up actions
  • Support Due Diligence and Market reviews, any data analyses and new business initiatives
  • Provide administrative assistance on the client refresh process as mandated by the Barclays Capital Global KYC Procedures and the Global KYC Refresh
  • Assist to perform the KYC refresh process on existing regional high-risk clients by documenting and corroborating the information obtained on the client as required by the Global KYC Procedures utilizing a variety of independent research sources

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.

Learn more


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.