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Your Learning & Development

Going the extra mile? We take it a step further. With our Learning and Development programme, we’ll give you the tools you need to take your curiosity, passion and career further. It’s time to challenge what you know, disrupt the everyday and strive to find a better way. Do that for us and we’ll do the same for you.

Your learning journey? Let's modernise it

Your future depends on continuous learning and development. But with our ever-changing digital world, your way of learning needs to change with it. So it’s time to challenge tradition and focus more on experiences, connections and opportunities. With our continuously evolving Graduate Development programme, we’re moving away from formal classroom environments and encouraging innovative thinking through social and experiential atmospheres. Simply put, we’re making your learning more focused around you.

Your Graduate programme framework

Our programme structure is tied to how we train leaders across Barclays – as well as being shaped by junior talent feedback from our annual Happiness Index survey. It means you get exactly the right training to become a future leader, and you stay happy and supported in the process.

Click on the different coloured segments of the wheel to find out more.


Through our programme managers we build close working relationships with junior talent. We work to understand interests, ambitions, strengths and development.

How will we do that?

  • Programme Manager
  • Line Manager support
  • Performance feedback
  • Wellbeing support
  • Recognition programme


We encourage junior talent to get involved in activities across the bank, providing constant sources of inspiration. We encourage you to think more widely than your current role and understand how you can have a meaningful career at Barclays.

How will we do that?

  • Executive Committee engagement
  • Barclays induction
  • Careers Fair
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Working together – time in branch
  • Citizenship opportunities


We aim to provide constant challenges and opportunities to stretch ability, so that junior talent are continuously growing, learning and developing.

How will we do that?

  • Rotations
  • Professional qualifications
  • Financial concepts training
  • Business-specific technical training
  • Self development with our global curriculum modules
  • Leadership curriculum


Our programmes provide junior talent with the opportunity to build a dynamic network of peers, leaders, mentors, coaches and sponsors across all areas of the bank.

How will we do that?

  • Graduate buddy
  • Mentoring programme
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Graduate alumni
  • Early Careers Portal
  • Networking events
  • Diversity & Inclusion networks
  • Peer-to-peer learning


We collect continuous feedback from junior talent to ensure our programmes are constantly evolving and improving.

How will we do that?

  • Happiness Index engagement survey
  • Training/events feedback & focus groups


We build on the tech-savvy mindsets our junior talent already hold to ensure they are constantly bringing new ideas and fresh thinking.

How will we do that?

  • Digital curriculum
  • Intrepreneurial project
  • Entrepreneurial project

Experiential - this means ‘learning by doing’

  • Desk specific training
  • Access to interactive online learning content
  • Team integration
  • Regular feedback
  • Interactive career expos
  • Social impact projects
  • Immersive skills and leadership experience
  • Entrepreneurial learning
  • Intrapreneurial learning

Social – this means ‘learning through others’

  • Graduate portal
  • Buddy programme
  • Mentors
  • Peer to peer learning
  • Senior speaker sessions
  • D&I networks

Formal – this means ‘classroom-style’ learning

  • Technical training
  • Colleague curriculum
  • Leadership curriculum
  • Professional qualifications - programme dependent

Creating an inclusive environment is extremely important to us. That’s why we focus on your performance and potential throughout our recruitment and selection process. We want to get to know our candidates regardless of their past academic grades and experiences.