What to expect
Expect exposure to real and vital projects in a fast paced and invigorating environment. We’ll provide you with seven weeks of intensive training, to give the core skills and product knowledge you’ll need to make a strong start. Then you’ll go straight onto a specific desk, working with various colleagues to deliver solutions for derivatives pricing, risk management, changes in markets structure, capital utilization and strategic technological advancements. Your work will be highly technical, and could see you tackling challenges such as:
- Putting complex models and quantitative techniques into practice
- Researching, creating and implementing new models
- Expanding our computational platform
How you’ll develop
From day one, you’ll build the skills and experience you need for a successful career. Our seven-week Initial Training Program is an intensive training program designed to welcome you to the firm and jumpstart your knowledge of financial markets before you start on the desk.
After that, our Continued Learning program is a three-phase training program designed to broaden and deepen your understanding of the firm’s products and people, as well as developing the technical, product, role-specific and soft skills necessary for success on the desk.
The first phase of Continued Learning equips you with product knowledge across asset classes, as well as systems training to help you work efficiently. In the second phase, you’ll get a real understanding of how interconnected our Markets and Research businesses really are. Plus you’ll attend small group training sessions focused on the unique skill sets required to perform your specific role. The final phase focuses on technical and soft skills training that will help you excel on the desk.
Throughout your experience, a dedicated Program
Management team will provide detailed performance coaching and development
opportunities to keep your progress on track. You will also find plenty of
opportunities to expand your network and develop your leadership skills.
Who thrives here
Logical problem-solvers do well here. We also look for mathematical and programming skills - particularly C++, Python or R - along with a background in a discipline such as Physics, Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Statistics or Computer Science.
Meet our people
I say if you want to be on the front lines researching, developing, and implementing cutting edge solutions and technologies which are highly visible and impactful to the organization, join Barclays.