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Define The Next Reality as a Technology Apprentice

Want to build your future career on a history of innovation? 

At Barclays, we’re behind over 325 years of firsts. Join us for your opportunity to work with some of the industry’s legends, learn the best ways to contribute to fintech’s biggest innovations – and reshape tomorrow’s world today.

Earn while you learn

As a Barclays Technology Apprentice, you’ll have a real job from day one. You’ll also benefit from unrivaled training to help you create industry-changing products and technologies. Together, we can improve the financial lives of millions of clients.

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Why Technology at Barclays?

Join us and you’ll propel your technology career in a place behind numerous firsts. Like Barclays Live, the number-one ranked, research e-platform. We were also the first financial institution to help cyber experts at Interpol. Plus, last year, we cut trading time from days to hours by co-executing the first blockchain global trade transaction.

So why are the big banking breakthroughs down to us? Our CEO Jes Staley says: “Barclays is a technology company with a balance sheet”. It’s why we invest so heavily in technology – and why we’ll invest so heavily in you. Giving you the skills to deploy – or project manage – the most advanced tech across AI, big data, machine learning, real-time programming, cyber and DevOps to power the modern – and future – investment bank.

World-leading Technology training

Our training program is as innovative as our technology. It will kickstart your development and ability to succeed.

Like many, you probably learn best by doing and you’ll have lots of on-the-job training working on real projects that have real impact. You’ll also benefit from experiential training with hackathons and virtual ‘play and learn’ spaces.

On top of this, you’ll have more formal training. This includes Cloud accreditation and the chance to access 6,000 technical courses on demand (many of which are bite-sized and might only take an hour or two). Throughout it all, you’ll also have endless support from a mentor, career coach and buddy.

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Our technology opportunities

Visit our site regularly to be the first to know when applications open. You could be just out of school, or just out of retirement. You could even be changing your career. If you have a genuine interest in technology, are ready to work hard to develop your skills and want to help define The Next Reality, this could be for you. You must also be able to travel to our New York office.

Read what our current apprentices have to say:

Steve's story

“I was playing basketball at college and was going to stay on when I heard about the Barclays Apprenticeship Scheme. 

I was a bit nervous before I started, but everyone was really welcoming and supportive. It’s great because you have real work from the start – and immediate responsibility. I started in web platform support and now work in encryption on big projects with people from around the world.

The most exciting part of my role is our contingency training. We get together as a team and recreate what we’d do if our data center blew up – it shows how the team need to be prepared for this.

In terms of career progression, the sky’s the limit. If you’ve got the drive to want to progress, Barclays will allow you to do this. I’ve been promoted twice in three years.

The Barclays apprentice scheme is life changing. It can be scary to try new things, but it’s very supportive here and it’s great to develop your skills.”

Steve, current Technology Apprentice