Our programmes

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

Please note the highlighted programmes are United Kingdom only based programmes. If you are based in the United Kingdom or the United States and are interested in finding out about work experience opportunities within the United Kingdom, please register your interest by completing the below registration form.  Barclays is committed to safeguarding the privacy of your personal information in line with our Data Privacy policy and principles. Please do not complete the registration form if you are based in locations other than the United Kingdom and United States.

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.

programmes life

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

(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



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.


Skills and employability

We will scale our award-winning employability and skills partnerships that address critical challenges and commit to new targets. 


Economic growth

Barclays has been part of the fabric of the UK for over 328 years. In addition to our role in the UK as a leading employer and provider of financial services across all segments of the economy, we will also pursue targeted local economic growth initiatives working in partnership with a range of stakeholders. 


Graduate 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.


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

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.