You've supported them and we'll support you
Empathy. Patience. Determination. Being a carer means you've got skills and qualities any employer should be glad to have. And yet full-time carers and former carers often struggle to be heard. You may have been out of formal work for a long time. Or maybe you're not sure if you have the right qualifications. But whoever you are, whatever your age, if you've got the right attitude, we want to support you.
I felt like I didn’t have a purpose before I started working at Barclays. I’d already been my mum’s primary carer since I was 12, then my little brother passed away when I was 15, and I just lost all focus. I was very lost and I’d almost just become a shell of the person I was. But Barclays helped me find my direction again.
I felt like I didn’t have a purpose before I started working at Barclays. I’d already been my mum’s primary carer since I was 12, then my little brother passed away when I was 15, and I just lost all focus. I was very lost and I’d almost just become a shell of the person I was.
But Barclays helped me find my direction again. I completed my Foundation Apprenticeship first of all, but I knew I didn’t want to stop upskilling myself. I saw how much I’d grown as a person on the Foundation programme, and how the Higher Apprenticeship would help me grow into the woman I knew I could be.
I’m now studying for a BA (Hons) in Business Management and Leadership, and I’ve got a brilliant support network around me. Barclays helped me transition from Foundation to Higher, but they also support me with the other huge part of my life – caring for my mum.
Natalie, Higher Apprentice, Leadership and Management
Our Foundation Apprenticeships are exactly that - a foundation for a rewarding and lasting career. You'll get first-hand work experience and gain professional qualifications, all while earning a competitive salary. And with constant, personalised support, you'll explore the many opportunities ahead for you at Barclays, from full-time roles to Higher Apprenticeships.
University isn’t for everyone, and if you have other commitments at home, we know it can seem like it’s not on the cards. With our Higher Apprenticeships, you can earn a university-level or professional qualification while you work. You’ll kickstart your momentum and open new doors for your career, all with our wholehearted support.