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Working at Barclays

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Working at Barclays
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Now is a great time to join Barclays as we continue on our journey to define the industry and become the ‘Go-To’ bank. 

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Barclays is setting the pace of change in global financial services. We are pioneering new services, shaping new markets and setting new standards across the world. For you this means constant challenges and opportunities. It also means joining a global community with many different skills and diverse perspectives, united by a common purpose and shared values.

  • At Barclays we look for people with all levels of experience and backgrounds from early careers to established professionals to join us and help build the ‘Go-To’ Bank.

    Above all we want to the best people who share our Values to work at Barclays. This means that you should:

    • Respect and value those you work with, and the contributions they make;
    • Act fairly, ethically and openly in all you do;
    • Put your clients and customers at the centre of what you do;
    • Use your energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results;
    • And be passionate about leaving things better then you found them;
    • If you are invited in for an interview, you should read more about our Purpose and Values
  • Barclays uses a wide range of tools including competency, biographical, interpersonal and technical based interviews, as well as assessment centres and role based or psychological assessments in order to give us the best idea of how you are likely to perform at Barclays, and gives us insight into whether the position is one that you will enjoy. The number and type of interviews and assessments you complete will depend on the role that you have applied for as well as the corporate division and geographical location of the role.

    As a guide, experienced applicants may be asked about specific situations that they have encountered at work whereas early careers applicants may use situational examples from school, college, work experience or other non-work related organisations. Make sure you listen to the question asked and answer questions fully. Answers are best kept concise - two to three minutes at the most. Show confidence in yourself and your work, be positive and focus on your accomplishments in addition to the qualities and abilities that make you the best candidate.

Working at Barclays

Employee benefits include performance incentives, private healthcare, flexible working and structured opportunities for personal and professional development. Barclays also offers tax-free share schemes, childcare vouchers and plus many more. Take a look below at our range of benefits.

  • Barclays offers a market competitive reward package that is made up of salary, a discretionary annual bonus and pension and benefits.
    Wherever you work at Barclays we have a range of benefits you can select from to help you get the most out personal and professional life. Below are examples of just some of the benefits on offer.

  • Your personal wellbeing is important to Barclays and as a result we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits. These will vary depending on your location but can include employee assistance programmes which provide free and confidential advice on work or home worries, private medical insurance offering quick and easy access to treatment when needed, health screening and discounted rates at health clubs.

  • Employees in certain parts of the world can benefit from YOUniquely Barclays – a range of Barclays’ products and services on preferential terms. The Barclays Buy-A-Car scheme for example provides discounts on Mercedes, Toyota and Renault cars and the You at Work online service offers discounts on everything from theatre tickets to beauty treatments.

  • We offer attractive holidays to colleagues and the number of days you receive is based on your level, location and length of service.

  • We want you to share in the success of the company and offer the opportunity to participate in the Sharepurchase plan. This is a quick and easy way for you to buy Barclays shares and receive up to £600 worth of matching shares from Barclays. In the UK a Sharesave plan is also offered which provides you with the chance to buy Barclays shares at a discount of up to 20% at the end of a 3 or 5 year savings period.

  • Barclays is committed to creating an environment that enables employees to balance work and other life commitments. We offer flexible working arrangements as well as opportunities to take a career break.

  • At Barclays we use our skills, time, money and expertise to support the communities we work in. In 2012, we invested £64.5m and supported 68,000 employees in our community programmes, to benefit more than 1.2 million young people around the world. As an employee we’ll provide you with up to two days a year paid leave for volunteering, access to grants for community projects, and a Matched Payroll Giving Scheme.

  • Whatever level you join Barclays, and in whatever role, we’re committed to providing you with opportunities to develop and progress your career. You’ll be able to benefit from a range of development opportunities such as international assignments and secondments as well as support with gaining professional qualifications.

    For those starting out in their career, we have structured career progression plans, job rotations and international work placements as well as opportunities to get involved in internships, graduate schemes or MBA programmes.

    By providing the right learning and development opportunities, we’ll help you realise your full potential at every stage of your career.

  • As part of our 'Go-To' proposition, we put great importance around our values and the balanced scorecard. It’s something we want our colleagues to live on a daily basis in all aspects of our service delivery. We have a global recognition proposition - Recognition at Barclays and a number of programmes which recognise colleagues.

    We look to promote a number of different behaviours around – Citizenship, Diversity, Business outcomes and Values. By recognising the way we act within the business allows us to celebrate and share the great work Barclays colleagues do around the globe.

  • At Barclays, we view the diversity of our workforce as a differentiator in our journey to become the ‘Go-To’ Bank.

    We drive diversity & inclusion with principles of equality to ensure that diversity is embedded in our organisation globally. We host a number of internal networks to support our colleagues. These groups are linked to five strategic pillars; Disability, Gender, Multicultural, Multigenerational (including parents/care givers and Military), and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). We welcome applications from all backgrounds and all applications to Barclays are judged on merit.

  • At Barclays our goal is to help change 5 Million Young Futures by 2015. We are investing our resources and employees’ time and expertise in community programmes that help improve the enterprise, employability and financial skills of disadvantaged young people.

    Since 2012, we have invested £136.5m and supported 49% of our employees in our community programmes, to benefit more than 2.43 million young people around the world. As an employee you will be encouraged to share your time and skills to support the communities in which we live and work, with up to two days a year paid leave for volunteering, access to grants for community projects, and a Matched Payroll Giving Scheme.

    Read more about Barclays Citizenship activities in the 2013 Citizenship Report Read more about Barclays Citizenship activities in the 2013 Citizenship Report (new window)
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