Supporting people with disabilities
At Barclays, we’re fully committed to increasing opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health conditions.
To move forward, we’ve launched campaigns and continually consider different recruitment models. We’re also introducing new internships and apprenticeships.
This is me
In 2014, we
launched our flagship campaign – This is Me – to tackle the stigma around
mental health in the workplace. The basic idea was simple. Real
colleagues would introduce themselves with their own personal story. And, as in
real life, their mental health condition and how they manage it would be just
part of that story. Three years later, This is Me has gained incredible
momentum, helping people not only within Barclays but across the City of London
feel able to speak out and break cultural silences.
A brand new internship
In the UK, one of the ways we’re helping to make Barclays
more accessible to all is through our new internship: Able to Enable. Open to
people of all ages, this scheme aims to provide valuable workplace experience,
while addressing some of the myths surrounding the accessibility of banking. We’re
delivering it in partnership with diversity and inclusion specialists, Remploy.
Join Reach - our employee disability network
Reach is open to everyone who either has a disability or
mental health condition, or supports those who do. As a member of the network,
you’ll benefit from mentoring, career development support and education
opportunities. You’ll also have the chance to help us identify new ways of
making our products, services and facilities accessible to everyone.