Welcome from Jes Staley
Jes Staley, our Group Chief Executive, has recorded a personal message for you, sharing his thoughts on who we’re looking for and why you should consider starting your career at Barclays. See if what he describes sounds like the place you want to be.
A values-driven business
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 85,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide, but our competitive advantage doesn’t just stem from this ability. It’s also down to the quality and character of our people. They live and breathe a set of values – respect, integrity, service, excellence and stewardship – that we won’t compromise at any time for any reason. Show us you can bring them to life too, and you’ll go far.
325 years of innovation
Founded in 1690, we’re older than the Bank of England, the US and the UK. Yet we’ve always been ahead of the times. From pioneering international trade finance and large-scale branch banking to launching the UK's first cash machine and mobile cheque deposit technology, we’ve set the pace in the financial services industry. And we have no intention of slowing down now. Ideas are our true currency – and we need your help to grow them.
Life at Barclays
We recognise how important our people are to our continued success and want you to bring your best to work every day. That's why we're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Check out a few of the ways we help you get as much out as you put in.
Like our customers, our people reflect the world. It’s this diversity that fires so many of our ideas and keeps us at the top of our game. We’re proud to say we’ve won awards for our work in this area. And prouder still of the reasons why. For instance, women make up half of Barclay's global workforce. We’re enthusiastic participants in the HeForShe campaign, which encourages men to take action against the inequalities faced by women. And, for the last three years, we have been a headline sponsor of London Pride.
A host of different Employee Network Groups reinforce our commitment to diversity. Linked to everything from gender, multiculturalism, sexuality and age to families, parenting and military service, they give our employees rock-solid support. There’s even one for people just starting out in their careers. Called Emerge, it organises events and experiences that will help you build strong, cross-generational relationships, develop your internal network, share knowledge and gain invaluable skills.
Work’s important. But so is every other part of your life. That’s why we empower you to balance your professional and personal lives in a way that works for you – and which can flex as your circumstances change. Our flexible working arrangements, as well as opportunities to take a career break, will help you achieve all sorts of ambitions.
Barclays wellbeing programme, Be Well, aims to enhance our performance and reputation as a great place to work, while exemplifying the Values and making a positive impact on the lives of all those who work for us. We understand that poor health and general wellbeing directly affect colleagues’ energy levels, effectiveness, resilience and ultimately, quality of life. By actively supporting colleagues to be healthy and happy, by helping them to understand their health risks and how to make sustainable, positive changes, we will deliver better outcomes for colleagues, for Barclays and for society.
Making a positive contribution
We focus on activities and initiatives that are good for our clients, customers, colleagues and the communities we serve. Whether it's helping people develop the vital skills they need to get into work, or by funding solutions to global challenges, we believe opportunities are created by those who like to challenge convention, explore new possibilities and run with bold ideas. People who think differently; who bring all kinds of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and perspectives. Through our volunteering, fundraising and giving programmes, our employees have helped millions of young people across the world. You too can make a contribution that counts.
Barclays in the news: changing the world
Barclays has been named in Fortune magazine’s annual Change the World list for its innovative business practices and efforts to cultivate a “thriving society and planet”.Find out more
Barclays Citizenship Awards
In 2018, we received over 550 nominations for the Citizenship Awards, celebrating the vast and outstanding Citizenship work of our employees and their contributions, not just to our customers and clients, but in helping to find ways in which to drive economic, environmental and social prosperity.Meet the 2018 winners
In The World: teaching tech skills to refugees
Gabriel Abebrese and Gunnar Schoenig both volunteer with the charity App Camps, which gives young people, including refugees, the skills to start a career in tech. The two Barclaycard employees tell us about the satisfaction they get from helping the young people grow in skills and confidence – and how some are already earning money from their ideas.Find out more
The green finance revolution
Barclays’ first green finance conference, held at London’s Royal Geographical Society, brought together speakers from business, finance and government to explore how innovation and investment can tackle climate change.Find out more
In the world: Enhancing employment skills in Singapore
Emma Guy and Anubhav Mehrotra helped create the Dare To Be programme in Singapore. The eight-week programme, delivered by Barclays in partnership with non-profit organisations, supports young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their work skills and job prospects. The co-founders tell us about the satisfaction they get from widening students’ horizons.Find out more