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Meet our people

That unexpected opportunity. That spark of collaboration. That sense of pride when your hard work pays off. It’s these kinds of moments that will define your experience at Barclays. We’ll let our people tell you about theirs.

Ali
Wealth & Investments
“For me, one of the best ways I developed was being able to reach out to senior management, who were willing to give up their time and take me under their wing.”
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Markets
“If you work hard, if you prove that you’re passionate about what you’re doing, people are definitely able to see the pressure you’re going through – and they reward it.”
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Corporate Banking
“Through our initial training program, the continued learning and through the women’s network here, I’ve been able to participate in seminars where we get to practice presenting. It’s really good fun and has definitely increased my confidence presenting in front of people.”
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Technology
“One of my major interests in Computer Science has been big data. That is where I wanted to drive my career and that is what I’m getting to do at Barclays”
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Barclaycard International
“I think the best thing about the graduate programme is being in a large group with so many like-minded people from many, many different places. Having that social element makes it more of a community, as well as a business.”
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Barclaycard International
“As a graduate, I've received a lot of support from both my line managers and the graduate resourcing and development team. I've really enjoyed having the opportunity to try out different areas of Barclays.”
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Barclaycard International
“What I've enjoyed most about my programme, by far, has got to be the people that I've met. I've felt that the programme in general has the right combination of on-the-job experience and advice so that you can continue to improve yourself.”
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Barclays UK
“My experience in Barclays UK has been extraordinary. I've been given real responsibility from day one and with that I've gained exposure across a lot of different business areas and have been given the opportunity to network right the way across the bank.”
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Corporate Banking
“I’d say if you’re looking to work on strategy, if you’re looking to set up new businesses or to do something slightly out of the ordinary to general banking, Barclays nurtures that and supports that and it’s a great place to be.”
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Research
“He will pretend to be the client throughout the meeting and then at the end of the session, he will change back to my line manager and just tell me what I did well, what I answered not so well, how can I improve and also point out some knowledge points to me.”
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Trading
“It gave me that appreciation of it being a bigger business than just my desk, a pile of bigger functions that all need to work together. ”
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Risk
“I’ve been really blessed to get two great managers, they’re always happy to give their time to teach you something new, to go through something.”
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Yun
Trading
“The start of my career here at Barclays has been very involved, very hands on with a number of projects that I’ve been working on.”
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Sales
“It’s enabled me to really learn on the job, get a feel for what the clients are like. I was going out to client meetings, working with the team and really coming up with solutions that helped everybody two months after joining Barclays. ”
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Human Resources
“You realise that you’ve got an incredible platform, incredible support to really do your best and achieve the things you need to achieve.”
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Banking
“I was part of a team working on a big deal and given a lot of responsibility. It felt great to see how my work contributed.”
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Dan
Sales
“Graduates from Asia and Europe. People on the Retail, Corporate and Banking programmes. I met them all during my initial training. And it really helped build my network.”
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Banking
“Seeing that sort of level of enthusiasm and excitement from someone who’s been in business for seven years or ten years makes me feel really positive about being here and potentially staying for quite some time.”
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Tom
Trading
“Nine weeks in Equities Trading. They helped me build great relationships and taught me a huge amount. So it was easy to say ‘yes’ to the offer of a full-time job.”
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Banking
“This is a place where you can voice your opinions and ideas – so go for it, right from day one.”
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Mat
Corporate Banking
“Throughout my time at Barclays I have received a lot of guidance, especially when it comes to career planning. At times, I’ve been torn between roles but my colleagues have helped me to see the bigger picture and I feel my managers have always had my career progression at the front of their minds.”
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Barclays UK
“As graduates, we are able to attend a lot of training and even do qualifications if we want. We're can also take part in lots of events put on by other grads and by Barclays itself, which is a great opportunity to meet different people.”
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Apprenticeships
“Before joining Barclays, I was very low in confidence and felt no employer would give me a chance to prove I was capable. When I came across this opportunity with Barclays, all of this changed. ”
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Apprenticeships
“This opportunity has helped me grow so much as a person. It’s made me see things so differently. It’s grown my confidence, and helped me achieve a lot in my life.”
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Apprenticeships
“It’s been a life-changing experience. I have been put in a position that I could have only dreamt of, and I’ve made my family so proud.”
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Apprenticeships
“I didn’t think I’d be able to get a job anywhere, because I left school early. But Barclays has given me a chance to shine.”
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Apprenticeships
“I’ve gone from being unemployed and job searching to full-time employment, learning every day, and being pushed to better myself.”
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Apprenticeships
“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.”
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Apprenticeships
“I can’t believe the leaps forward I’ve made here. Apart from my recent graduation, I’ve also won awards for my service, and spoken to audiences from MPs to heads of industry.”
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Apprenticeships
“Choosing this apprenticeship was one of the best choices I’ve ever made. There are so many opportunities here, and I feel that my future is secure.”
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Higher Apprenticeships
“One of the aspects I’ve really enjoyed is meeting new people, the chance to meet someone new every day, I love that.”
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Higher Apprenticeships
“I get a lot more support than I expected. I’m able to sit down with my manager and talk about how I want to develop and move as quickly as I’m able to. If I want to progress quickly, I’ll be able to - the only thing stopping me is me.”
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Higher Apprenticeships
“Before I joined the programme I was working for Barclays already as a cashier. I always really enjoyed building a rapport with customers and joining the programme was the opportunity to do that still but on a higher level.”
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Apprenticeships
“Barclays helped me transition from Foundation to Higher, but they also support me with the other huge part of my life – caring for my mum.”
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Global Finance
“When applying to the Barclays graduate scheme, I used my extensive experience in Enactus to answer the interview questions. The examples I could give for different competencies were strong and unique, so my involvement in Enactus was instrumental in getting onto the scheme.”
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Apprenticeships
“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.”
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Apprenticeships
“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.”
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Apprenticeships
“I had looked at Apprenticeships before, but I’d never found one I thought would be perfect for me. Then I came across Barclays Apprenticeships. I wanted somewhere with a lot of room for growth and stability – and I knew Barclays could provide me with just that. ”
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Apprenticeships
“You’ll share the same office as senior management. You’ll build a network of colleagues. And you’ll be part of a large group of apprentices and graduates, all in the same boat as you. Everyone’s so supportive.”
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Apprenticeships
“I have bi-weekly one-to-one meetings with my manager, just to chat about my personal development and discuss what I’m working on. And when it comes to university assignments, our lecturers are really responsive and available too.”
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Apprenticeships
“I’ve actually worked at Barclays for more than 10 years – first as a Cashier, then as a Moment Banker. I was eager to progress my career, but I made the decision to stay on in Retail until my children were old enough to give me more flexibility. ”
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Apprenticeships
“I can see endless opportunities, with so many different routes I could take. I’m learning so much about myself throughout the whole process, and I hope that one day I can progress into Leadership and Management.”
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Apprenticeships
“That opportunity came along in the form of Barclays Apprenticeships. They were looking for mature people to join the team, and when I talked to my family, they agreed it would be a great new challenge – and a better future for all of us.”
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Apprenticeships
“I wasn’t really enjoying college. I needed something that would give me practical skills; not just theory. So I made a decision I’ll never regret, and applied to Barclays.”
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Apprenticeships
“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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Sam
Apprenticeships
“When it comes to the skills and lessons I’ve learned, there are literally too many to name. I learn several new things every day, and that’s been ever since I’ve joined the bank.”
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Apprenticeships
“Before Barclays, I served in the British Army as a Corporal – a Chef in charge of catering within both the sergeants’ and officers’ messes. I’d joined the Army at 16, and I completed almost 18 years, before being medically discharged in 2015. After being injured, I knew that career was over, and I would have to start looking for a new one. ”
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Apprenticeships
“I helped my team complete a deep dive into our decentralized cost centres, so that we can better understand the costs going out of them and the resources working under them. It’s the first time the team have ever embarked on a project like this, so I feel like I'm part of something that will go onto help more senior colleagues in the future.”
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Apprenticeships
“I feel quite proud to have been told by my branch manager that within a few weeks of joining, she could see and feel a difference in the branch. She told me that I was having a calming influence on the younger members of staff and that they were watching me and learning how to manage difficult situations.”
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Apprenticeships
“Within three months of joining the programme, I’m really happy to say I won an award for my work. It was because at the end of my shift, I took the time out to help an elderly customer with dementia find his way home. Barclays’ values were one of the main reasons I joined, and I feel like I have the chance to embody those values.”
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Quantitative Analytics
“Changing systems, pricing and models. Resolving issues. Validating results. That project gave me great confidence.”
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