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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Cycle closed. For 2010 applications, clossing date for schemes is 31st December, and 13th February for internships.
  • Starting salaries: Competitive
  • Regions: Nationwide
  • Industries: Finance
  • Website: http://www.barclays.co.uk/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: Contact the graduate recruitment hotline: 0845 241 4936
  • Address: N/A

What is Barclays Bank?

Barclays Bank is one of the UK's most recognisable high street banking chains, offering a wide range of personal, business and commercial banking for its clients. Barclays diverse business strategies make it a competetive and successful player in the financial services market. Barclays employs more than 147,000 people in over 50 countries, providing high quality service for more than 42 million people.

What roles are available at Barclays Bank?

Commercial Banking, Tax, Treasury, Finance, Human Relations, Marketing and Products, Barclaycard, Retail Banking, Technology.

Application process for Barclays Bank.

Online applications except in exceptional circumstances.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for Barclays Bank.

Focused and determined graduates with evidence of a wide range of extra curricular activities will stand in better stead. Personal communication and leadership skills are welcomed. Good numeracy skills in most positions is obviously vital.

Barclays schemes welcome applicants with a 2:1 from strong academic disciplines - Finance requires a suitably related degree; Retail Banking requests a 2:2 or higher plus at least 3 C's at A-Level; Technical positions require a 2:1 or higher in Business or IT. Some positions also require relevant work experience.

See http://www.barclays-graduates.com/home/programmes for further details on individual programs.

Future prospects and training at Barclays Bank.

Graduates can expect on the job experience alongside formal training to prepare them for their role within the company. Barclays also runs a number of life-long learning programmes, as well as supporting graduates wishing to take professional qualifications in the industry meaning graduates who succeed will always be offered the opportunity to gain more skills and experience, and move up the ladder towards their own personal successes.

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If you have applied to Barclays Bank, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.

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