Here at Barclays we have a number of programmes that offer a breadth of experience and opportunities to a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
Some of our programmes such as LifeSkills give an insight into the world of work and banking over a set time period such as a week. Other entry-level programmes such as our Internship, Apprenticeship and Graduate programmes, are designed to build skills and experiences over a longer period, with some participants going on to secure employment at Barclays
Barclays offers a range of programmes and opportunities globally. We will be updating the work experience information page with further details in the near future so please do check regularly for updates.
Work experience programmes
LifeSkills created with Barclays aims to ensure no young person is left behind by equipping them with the core 21st century skills needed for the work place both now and in the future.
Through LifeSkills young people aged 14-19 years old can access work experience placements within the Bank and also with partner organisations.
To access opportunities young people need to register on the LifeSkills website and then talk to their teacher to book a placement.
(Armed Forces Transition, Employment & Resettlement Programme) We know that ex-military and Armed Forces members have outstanding experience, skills and values and Barclays supports thousands of servicemen and women with their transition into civilian employment. Explore our exciting range of career opportunities within a supportive and dynamic environment.
Entry level programmes
We believe age should be no barrier and it certainly isn't here. It doesn't matter whether you're returning to work after early retirement or raising a family - there could well be a place for you at Barclays. Our Bolder programme mirrors our Apprenticeship Foundation Programme but is built for ages 24 and older. To find out more, click the link below and apply via the Foundation Programme.
As a graduate, you’ll do more than just experience our momentum – you’ll keep it going. Respected and valued, you’ll bring your own perspective to our challenges. And our support and training will equip you to make an ever-larger contribution to work that shapes tomorrow for customers, clients, our business and your career.
Our Apprenticeships give everybody a chance to grow a rewarding career and free their own talent, ideas and personality – whatever your background and whatever your experience of the working world.
Our Spring, Summer and Off Cycle internships will immerse you in our work, culture and business. You’ll learn from our people, while working on live deals and real business challenges. You may also take a significant step towards securing a full time opportunity with us.
Return to work
Encore!, one of Barclays’ flagship diversity and citizenship programmes, helps individuals who have taken a career break prepare to reenter the workforce. Barclays values diversity of experience and perspective among its talent and views Encore! as a way to achieve this.
Work experience at Barclays provides a practical and inspiring insight into the world of work and empowers individuals to make to make an informed choice about their next career steps.
Alumni starts from the moment you join us, or as we like to say "once a colleague, always a colleague". The Barclays Global Alumni Programme helps individuals to stay connected to Barclays and to other Alumni.
We understand that not everybody aligns to one of our programmes above. If you would like to keep in touch with us, you can register your details by clicking the link below. In 2017, we will be providing further information on our global programmes and other opportunities that exist.
If you have any questions, you can contact the work experience team.