Why do the Fast Track in Leadership and Management?
Becoming a leader isn’t just about moving up the ranks. It’s about how you act. How you inspire. Becoming the leader others want to follow. You’ve got to learn how to make the right decisions, and how to understand not just the wider business, but also the roles of the people you’re leading. That’s the kind of rounded experience we’ll give you on the Fast Track, both through your studies and through your interaction with our senior leadership team.
Is this right for you?
We're trying to open doors for all our colleagues - not just certain kinds of people. So there are only a few things we look for. You'll need to have worked with us for at least a year, and been promoted into a BA3, BA4 or AVP leadership or management role within the last 12 months. Plus, you should have a 'Strong' or above rating from your last Performance Management review, or for any emerging leaders not yet in role - you'll need to be ranked at least 'Outstanding'.
We're looking for potential, so your previous background and qualifications don't matter (though you shouldn't currently hold a degree in Leadership). Above all we're looking for people with the right attitude: individuals committed to accelerating their careers, who want to make the most of this opportunity.
Ultimately, you'll lead your teams with passion and energy and help Barclays to redefine the future of banking.
How does it work?
Unlike our other Higher Apprenticeships, the Fast Track enables you to stay in your current role. Wherever you are in the bank, you’ll study for your degree as you continue your work. We’ll also send you and your cohort on residential training weeks where we’ll mentor you and teach you the essential skills you need for your next modules.
We’ll give you plenty of support along the way, but this does mean you’ll need to be ready to balance your studies and your workload. We won’t lie – it’s a big challenge, but one with a brilliant career at the end.