Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people. Through our Investment Bank, we provide large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs.
Graduate and internship opportunities are available across the business, from front-office areas such as Investment Banking, Trading and Sales, to specialist support functions such as Compliance, Technology and Operations. We hire ambitious and analytical graduates from all degree disciplines although some roles, such as Technology, can require a specific qualification.
The Graduate Programme is our key future talent stream and new joiners will typically enjoy early exposure to business-critical projects, gaining valuable experience as they work alongside senior managers as valued members of the team. The programme kicks off with a comprehensive introduction to our products and services, offering a thorough grounding in the financial markets, and continues with a range of presentations, case studies and workshops. Graduates can also expect to undertake role-specific training and one-on-one mentoring.
More graduates are recruited through internships than any other route. Internships generally last for 8-10 weeks over the summer and offer the opportunity to gain real experience in a real role, working on anything from live transactions and marketing projects to research and analysis, according to the business area joined.