Group Functions explained

What do we mean when we say we have opportunities in "Group Functions?" This post explains.

“Group Functions”. “Shared Services”. “Corporate”.  What exactly are we talking about? Searching for the perfect place to start your career is hard enough without having to decipher what each company means by these terms. While we can’t speak for anyone else, here’s what Group Functions at Barclays covers when it comes to internship and full-time graduate opportunities in the US.


It will come as no surprise that the global financial services industry is quite complex, and has similarly complex global and local regulation to govern it. At Barclays we have global, regional and division-specific Compliance teams who guide their partners in the business through the evolving world of regulations. This often means establishing policies, procedures and trainings that ultimately help protect the bank’s reputation.

As a Compliance team member, you could have a hand not only in shaping Barclays’ internal activities in this area, but also possibly the way these regulations are written. Check out Matt’s story to see the kind of impact you could have.

Finance and Treasury

Running a large company like Barclays requires outstanding Finance and Treasury teams that keep things running smoothly. Our Finance team keeps Barclays’ financial records, providing flawless accounting, advisory and reporting services for all business areas. The Treasury team focuses on sustainable value for the company by carefully balancing the supply and demand of money and capital among client, customer and company needs.

In our Finance program, you’ll work on intellectually challenging projects that help our senior leaders make decisions and keep our stakeholders informed. Alena loves this part of her role as a Finance graduate.

Human Resources

Our industry is a competitive one, so it’s important that Barclays is a great place to build a career. That’s where our Human Resources (HR) team comes in. Together with senior management, HR creates and aligns people strategies with the needs of the organization, keeping Barclays’ employees at the heart of all they do. This team supports employees with everything from being hired to retiring, and anything that may happen along the way.

Our HR analysts dive in to meaty projects and crucial day-to-day tasks, like managing training offerings as part of a global team. Whatever you work on, you will be entrusted with immediate responsibility to take on projects of impact, like Amanda, that will help make Barclays a place people love to work.

Market Risk

With our large Banking and Markets businesses running at full steam, our Market Risk team plays a crucial role in ensuring we’re well positioned from a capital standpoint to handle any volatility in our trading book positions, banking book balance sheets and other company commitments. On a daily basis, the Market Risk team identifies and assesses these risks, using that knowledge to determine the best way to handle each risk. The team doesn’t stop there though. They also monitor how effective our actions and changes to the risk profile are to make sure we’re always in balance.

Market Risk team members use their quantitative skills to model various scenarios and their communication skills to deliver that information to senior leaders and other stakeholders. Ei Yin has this kind of impact every day in her role.


Intrigued? Learn more about each of these divisions on the Group Functions page.