A career that keeps building
You’re not just signing up to some one-off training here. Finishing your Foundation to Advanced apprenticeship is only the start. Whether you go into a full-time role or decide to take on the Higher Apprenticeship you’ll build momentum with us. It all depends on what you want to do, and where you want to go.
Before I started at Barclays, I was studying and also trying to balance that with weekend jobs. I’d been looking around, but I hadn’t really found a company where I could see myself in a full-time career.
Then I heard about Barclays and the Foundation Apprenticeship. I knew that if I worked really hard, there would be plenty of opportunities there for me.
Now that I’m moving through the bank, that’s proved to be more accurate than I could have guessed. There’s genuinely no other company I know who would invest so much time and money in the future leaders of their business.
Shannon, former Foundation Apprentice and current Higher Apprentice
As we mentioned, our Advanced Apprenticeship follows on from our Foundation programme – up to 18 months where you’ll build on what you’ve learned so far, and take your next steps towards becoming a qualified specialist. You can’t apply directly for this programme though – you’ll have to go through the Foundation programme first, and if you pass your assessments, you’ll move onto become an Advanced Apprentice. So, if you’re interested in Advanced, make sure you start with Foundation.
An inside view
You’ve got the facts, but what could your day-to-day really look like with us? Hear it straight from our current apprentices:
My current manager has regular catch ups with me to see how I’m getting on, and sometimes I think he has more belief in me than I do! I’ve always got someone looking out for me, making sure I’ve got time to study and putting me up for opportunities.
I’ve had some massive opportunities to influence and make a huge difference to Barclays, even after only being in the bank and on the programme for six months. The belief you get from senior leadership is incredible, and makes me so proud.
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.
Before I started at Barclays, I had just left school after finishing my GCSEs. I was at a bit of a loose end, to be fair. Life was good, but I wasn’t doing much and wanted to start something new – something I’d enjoy. I knew I wanted to try and find a good apprenticeship rather than going back to school or college. Then I found Barclays.
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