“On my first day, I met the MD and was asked what I’d like to work on. I said I’d like to be a developer –I didn’t have any experience but I was open to everything. It was difficult at first, but there’s learning involved in everything you do. At Barclays, if you want to do something they’ll give you the opportunity.
There are no barriers. It has been a learning journey. I’ve developed in so many ways, from new technical skills to being able to present in front of the MD. Everyone here has been amazing, everything is designed to support you both personally and professionally, and I’m so grateful to them all.
We are part of one of the largest investment banks in the world, and everything we do is benefitting Barclays. We look at a task, and if it doesn’t have a benefit we don’t do it. I’m proud to be doing work that’s important to the company, and I would like to grow more and more.
This is an environment where you can grow yourself, a place where you can spread your wings and fly. We can do anything, and there’s so much for me to be involved with. There’s lots of charity work to take part in and we care about our environment too – we just planted 60 trees!”
Pritee, current Foundation Apprentice