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Your career in Group Functions

Our business functions are there behind every deal, change, or transformation. They are critical across every area of our business. They help us operate efficiently and sharpen our edge in a fiercely competitive industry. Work here, and you’ll experience and influence every part of the business.

Areas in Group Functions

Joining one of our business functions puts you at the heart of the bank. You’ll work across geographic and divisional boundaries, discovering how one of the world’s biggest banks operates and delivers across multiple regions. You’ll learn from experts and add to your knowledge and expertise. You might even contribute to policies and frameworks that affect not just our business, but also our industry.

We recruit into six different functions:

  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Audit
  • Marketing
  • Risk

Learn more about each below.

Group Functions

Group Functions
  • Compliance

    Compliance protects the integrity of Barclays and its role in the financial services industry. They make sure we have the right decision-making boundaries and processes in place to meet our regulators’ expectations. These boundaries help us mitigate potential principal risk exposure, as well as protecting our reputation.

    The function’s key strategic objective is to become the most respected Compliance function in the world. To do this, our teams focus on continuing investment in our risk management capabilities, along with simplifying, automating and digitising our processes wherever possible, and delivering industry-leading Compliance analytics

    The Compliance programme is made up of 3 rotations covering activities undertaken in both the Business Oversight Compliance & Compliance Risk Management services teams, all of which will provide you with exposure to teams fully engaged in, and aligned to, the delivery of the functions strategic aim.

  • Finance

    The integrity and accuracy of our financial records is of utmost importance for us, our regulators, our investors and our community. With so many people relying on the outcome, this task falls to our highly skilled Finance colleagues. You’ll get a great overview of how the bank is set up and run, reassuring our regulators that we’re financially secure and stable, and managing the bank’s financial resources safely and commercially on behalf of our stakeholders.

    Bringing a variety of specialities, as well as fiercely analytical thinking, our Finance team (including Treasury) advise and support all our businesses with high quality reporting, accounting and Treasury services. The teams aren’t just experts at interpreting figures and managing financial resources, they also uphold Barclays’ vision and values as integral business partners who help drive strategy. Finance is integral across Barclays’ locations globally meaning plenty of international exposure. So whichever team you work in, you’ll develop the technical and business know-how to influence decisions that affect a whole host of different products and initiatives.

  • Human Resources

    The role of HR in supporting the Barclays of the future is vital to our success. Working in partnership with senior leaders across Barclays, the HR team helps bring our people strategy to life, helping to embed a positive and values-driven culture.

    There are many roles across HR - from partnering directly with the business to building highly engaged and effective teams, to specialisms such as recruiting and developing top talent, managing employee relations or shaping our compensation philosophy.

    If you have a passion for driving people strategy, continually enhancing the status quo through innovation and the use of solid data insights, then HR is for you.

  • Internal Audit

    Internal Audit is an independent and influential control function that’s critical to our business right around the world. You’ll be joining a global team of around 650 people, trusted at the highest level to undertake work that has real impact across the bank.

    We have a strong reputation across Financial Services, known for our innovative thinking, vision and commitment to developing our people. We want you to help us drive change across the bank – and at the same time our global management team will help you drive your career ambitions.

  • Marketing

    From potential retail customers to corporate clients, our Marketing teams help communicate the benefits of banking with Barclays. Every day, they work with teams across the business to promote our products and services and win new business.

    When you join our Marketing team, you’ll find the opportunity to explore a wide range of specialisms. Whether it’s brand strategy or advertising, social media or events, sponsorships or content development, our teams are constantly looking at new and creative ways to help attract and retain customers and to protect and enhance the Barclays brand. So whichever team you join, you’ll build your skill set and even gain professional qualification as you help us achieve our commercial objectives.

  • Risk

    Risk affects all parts of life. In business, this ranges from Credit, Market, Operational, Model, Treasury to Capital Risk. This is the team that ensures that risk is monitored and controlled in order to protect our financial performance.

    We’re a resilient bank with a long history. The sharp technical acumen of our Risk professionals has a lot to do with that, working to identify, assess and minimise risk across our business. So whether you’re addressing the implications of an economic downturn, or advising leaders across the business, you’ll learn from the best across a range of disciplines.  

Get to know our Group Functions graduates

Hear from our current Group Functions graduates about what life is like on the programme.

Opportunities in Group Functions

At Barclays, we offer a wide range of career opportunities to help you chose the right path for you. You’ll find an overview of all our Group Function roles below, so use our dropdown filters to find the ones that suit you best. Then, just click to find out more or use the star in the bottom left to save your perfect roles to your wishlist for later.

Compliance
Full-time Analyst

Join our Compliance teams and you’ll find early responsibility within a high-profile area of our bank. You’ll develop skills that impact not just on us, but on our industry.

Education level
Graduate
Compliance
Full-time Analyst
Start date
July 2021
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
Glasgow
Compliance
Summer Analyst

Spend a summer immersed in a high profile area of our bank. Gain an understanding of how control and regulation works at the highest level.

Education level
Penultimate year undergraduate
Compliance
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2021
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
Glasgow, London
Finance
Full-time Analyst

Join the team that drives financial strategy and find the skills to drive your career. This rotation-based programme will give you professional qualifications and great exposure.

Education level
Graduate
Finance
Full-time Analyst
Start date
August 2021
Opportunity duration
3 years
Location
London
Finance
Summer Analyst

On our summer internship you’ll take on graduate-level responsibilities. You’ll work on live finance projects and learn the skills you'll need to take your next big step.

Education level
Penultimate year undergraduate
Finance
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2021
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Human Resources
Full-time Analyst

Find exposure to teams across our business by rotating through different roles in HR. Become an invaluable team member, while laying the foundations for a lasting career.

Education level
Graduate
Human Resources
Full-time Analyst
Start date
July 2021
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
Glasgow, London
Human Resources
Summer Analyst

Gain exposure to a wide range of business areas. Build your skills and your network, and you’ll find the stepping-stone to a brilliant career.

Education level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Human Resources
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2021
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
Glasgow, London
Internal Audit
Full-time Analyst

Join a business-critical team. Hone your skills on a series of vital placements. All as you learn to improve the processes and controls that make us a better business.

Education level
Graduate
Internal Audit
Full-time Analyst
Start date
July 2021
Opportunity duration
Ongoing
Location
Northampton, Radbroke (Knutsford)
Internal Audit
Summer Analyst

Spend a summer in a high-profile area of our bank. Build your skills in the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance.

Education level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Internal Audit
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2021
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Marketing
Full-time Analyst

In this rotational programme, you’ll move through four roles to gain new skills and find a deeper understanding of how we market our services – both B2B and B2C.

Education level
Graduate
Marketing
Full-time Analyst
Start date
July 2021
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
London
Marketing
Summer Analyst

Spend your summer helping Barclays promote its services and win new business.

Education level
Undergraduate
Marketing
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2021
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Risk
Full-time Analyst

An immersive rotational programme designed to grow and challenge you through a combination of technical exposure and soft-skill development.

Education level
Graduate
Risk
Full-time Analyst
Start date
July 2021
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
Glasgow, London, Northampton
Risk
Summer Analyst

Spend your summer immersed in live projects and responsibilities. Gain a strong understanding of the Risk business and build a network that gets your career off to a competitive start.

Education level
Penultimate year undergraduate
Risk
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2021
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London

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