Barclays expands Encore! program to help professionals across the globe re-enter the finance industry

01 October 2018
Barclays today announces that registration for its Encore! Program is officially open for applicants who want to participate in the 12-week program focused on workforce re-entry. Barclays is building off the success of its third New York class and inaugural London class last year, by expanding applications to locations around the world including: Whippany, NJ; Birmingham, UK; and Manchester, UK. 
Encore! provides professionals returning to the workforce the opportunity to refresh their professional skills through leadership and development training, mentorship, networking opportunities, and a paid working role for the program’s duration. 
“This program allows Barclays to source a new experienced pool of diverse talent, which I am confident can lead to improved profitability and business performance. The Encore! Program has introduced Barclays to a talented pool of candidates who have added great value to our clients, colleagues and communities in which we do business,” says Stephen Dainton, Global Head of Equities, Co-Head of Markets and the Encore! 2019 Executive Sponsor.
Candidates for the program should meet the following criteria: 
Have achieved the equivalent of a Vice President level or above when previously in the workforce. 
Have taken at least a one-year career break. 
Be able to commit to working full-time at Barclays for the full twelve weeks and have an interest in a full-time position with Barclays after the program ends.
Potential candidates in New York, Whippany, London, Birmingham, and Manchester can now complete the application form on the Encore! Website. Applicants will undergo an initial qualification screening by the Barclays Resourcing team, followed by interviews in November and December. The twelve-week paid program for successful candidates will begin in January 2019.
For more information please visit https://www.home.barclays/careers/joining-barclays/work-experience/Encore.html