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Your career in Markets

Fast, fascinating and always in motion, the Markets business is a barometer of world events - not to mention an incredible place to build your career. You’ll work closely with clients around the world to help them achieve their ambitions in the right way.

In Markets you can apply to the below business units. Barclays will then match you with a suitable asset class within those business units.

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Areas in Markets

Perhaps you have a talent for building great relationships. Maybe you’d thrive on the pressure of a fast-paced business. Or you might want to stretch your problem-solving or communication skills. Whatever your strengths, you can make the most of them in one of our teams.

Whether you join us an as intern or a graduate, you can rely on our commitment and support to help you learn fast and make achievements to be proud of.

Business Units

Business Units
  • Sales

    Key to the growth of our clients’ businesses – and our own – our sales teams deliver well-informed, up-to-the-minute advice, and an around-the-clock service. As a Salesperson, you’ll work with high-profile corporate and institutional clients. These are organisations that have significant capital to invest – pension funds, insurance companies, central banks and the like. It’ll be your job to match their needs to our products and services. It means often thinking beyond the obvious, always acting responsibly, putting our clients first and partnering with colleagues from across the bank. You’ll have a flair for relationships as well as a talent for analysis and numbers.

  • Structuring

    Structurers are entrepreneurs and project managers. Our goal is to set Barclays apart from our competitors by creating innovative investment ideas and solutions. Sitting in the front office between Trading and Sales, we work closely with Trading to develop ideas and make sure products can be efficiently hedged in the markets. We also provide content to sales teams and technical expertise in client meetings. As we develop and market products, our work involves liaising closely with our legal, compliance and quantitative teams, too.

    Join us and you’ll be part of a dynamic environment that gives you the opportunity to learn a lot, quickly. Working with many areas of the business, you’ll build a strong internal network. You’ll also develop invaluable communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Trading

    Our Traders trade a wide range of products and across a variety of markets. They’re highly focused, and they need to think on their feet.

    The products we trade vary from foreign currency to interest rates, credit and equities (stocks). Whatever area you work in, you’ll stay abreast of market movements in order to make informed decisions that build your clients’ trust as well as the strength of their portfolios. It’s fast-paced and demanding, but also team-driven. So expect to collaborate with colleagues in Sales and other areas of Markets, enjoy ample support while using your analytical skills to the full.

Within our business units, there are a number of areas you could work in if you join us as an intern or graduate.


This is a globally coordinated and client-driven platform which offers sales, trading, structuring, financing and research on products like bonds, loans and credit derivatives across developed and emerging markets.


The team offers services across sales, trading and research for the major equities products, including cash, derivatives and prime services. In this team we help clients to access deep liquidity through high touch, electronic and portfolio execution services and tools.

Foreign Exchange and Rates (Macro)

For all our clients, understanding the interconnectivity between rates and foreign exchange (FX) markets has become increasingly important. Our Macro business area combines coverage of these asset classes so that we can respond better to their needs.

We always strive to give clients the critical insights they need to effectively manage their portfolios, and we partner with them to structure, buy and sell products to meet their hedging and investment goals.

Securitised Products

Securitised Products is a global, client-focused business that offers a wide range of products and solutions across origination, secondary market trading, structuring, distribution and financing.

Our teams help their clients to structure and underwrite new transactions, as well as to sell and trade securities in the secondary markets. We provide our clients with research and other market intelligence to deliver seamless execution of securitisation transactions.

Fixed Income Finance

The Global Fixed Income Financing trading desk provides secured financing to institutional clients across a wide range of products. The group’s primary function is to provide leverage to a well-established client franchise by lending cash or securities – either through a repurchase agreement or margin lending agreement.

Electronic Trading

BARX is Barclays’ cross-asset electronic trading platform, which helps clients optimise execution performance of equities, fixed income, futures and FX. It does this by accessing deep pools of liquidity through Barclays’ innovative and evolving trading technology solutions.

Cross Asset Solution

We provide cross-asset structured solutions through our global Equity & Fund Structured (EFS) Solutions platform. This team offers derivatives, structured products and strategic investments for both sides of the balance sheet for clients worldwide.

Cross Markets

Here there are a number of teams responsible for helping to drive returns and manage financial resources across the Markets businesses. This includes managing capital, leverage, risk assets and funding optimisation.

Prime Services

Our prime brokerage services include equities and fixed income financing, which are also complemented by access to our Prime Derivatives Services and to our Capital Solutions team. Alongside these services we also offer:

  • asset protection strategies
  • margining solutions
  • industry intelligence, and
  • analytics and execution technologies

In conversation with Arnaud Heckenroth

Hear from the Managing Director of Equity Structuring.

Opportunities in Markets

We offer a wide range of career opportunities to help you think bigger and learn to create smarter solutions. You’ll find an overview of all of our roles in Markets 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 ideal roles to your wishlist for later.

Sales and Trading
Summer Analyst

On this summer internship, you'll learn what it takes to capture trades, providing support to the Sales and Trading team and gaining vital skills along the way.

Education level
Sales and Trading
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2020
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Trading and Structuring
Full-time Analyst

As a Trading and Structuring Analyst your goal is to differentiate us from our competitors by creating innovative investment ideas and solutions.

Education level
Trading and Structuring
Full-time Analyst
Start date
July 2021
Opportunity duration
1 year

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