James Page

Over the past few months it has been really exciting to be a part of the Barclays Degree Programme, from a new cohort to a new ambassador board - it’s all happening right now!

But through many engaging conversations and debates, the time and commitment of trainees and the Early Careers team is really beginning to grow our programme in to an exciting space.

I have recently undergone a challenging transition, making the move from the branch network to a head office role. I am now in the Barclaycard Strategy team, and am thriving on this fantastic opportunity. It’s an interesting combination placing a Barclays Degree Programme Trainee in to a role like strategy. In Strategy however, I am learning a completely new skill set.  

Working in a brilliantly fast paced team, I have been getting a real feel for how a business really works, through research and analysis of various business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Having only been there for four weeks, I am really pleased with the progress I have made. I am really looking forward to the point where I am completely settled in to the role, so I can start to showcase in full what a Barclays Degree Programme Trainee can bring to a team.

After a busy month or so, I must admit I am looking forward to a more relaxed March, where I have a week holiday (especially as it’s my birthday!)