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Foundation Apprentice, Apprenticeships
London

Doris

There’s honestly something special about the Barclays programmes. You get great training, but there are also constant opportunities for you to give back, to share the knowledge you’ve already built up over your career. That’s not something you find at other banks – and certainly not for over 25s.

After being made redundant by the Post Office, I was volunteering as a receptionist at Camden Community Centre. We were near the local Jobcentre, and it was there that I found a leaflet about the Barclays Apprenticeship scheme. It sounded like an interesting opportunity, so I asked if I’d be eligible.

Since making that first leap, my day-to-day has been completely turned around.  Running a till in Barclays’ Edgware Road branch, I look after all kinds of customers and their needs. I credit funds, authorise transfers, order debit cards, print statements, and generally look to give everyone a great experience here. And that’s a brilliant experience for me in return.

There’s honestly something special about the Barclays programmes. You get great training, but there are also constant opportunities for you to give back – to share the knowledge you’ve already built up over your career. That’s not something you find at other banks – and certainly not for over 25s.

I’ve just finished the Foundation programme, and I can safely say it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve given my career new life. From nowhere, I’ve learned all about Financial Services, and my new knowledge of banking is all thanks to Barclays’ training. That’s how I know I’ll keep growing as I join the Advanced programme this year.

Doris, former Foundation Apprentice and current Advanced Apprentice
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