Barclays Foundation Apprenticeships
No qualifications necessary
Working in a real role in our retail bank
About us Content
Whether you join our Foundation or our Higher programme, you’ll be starting a career with Barclays: one of the world’s leading consumer, corporate and investment banks. Our two home markets are the UK and US, but we operate in over 40 countries, employing around 140,000 people worldwide. We’ve got over 325 years of experience in banking, and we invest in our apprentices as the future of that business. After all – they’re not your average apprentices.
Why work for us
Let’s talk myths – and how to bust them. When it comes to apprenticeships, we’ve heard it all. They’re not real work. They don’t pay. They’re only for certain kinds of people. And here’s the biggest myth of all - they’re not for someone like me. Well, we’ve got news: Barclays Apprenticeships are for everyone. You might be 16 or 55. School leaver or returning parent. A few qualifications in your pocket, or none at all. Whoever you are, whatever your background, this is the chance to get new qualifications and move forward with us. What could my future look like with you? We invest a lot in our apprentices, and we want to hold onto all the talent we find. That means every programme we offer - from Traineeships to Foundation Apprenticeships to Higher Apprenticeships – is just one step on your journey. You might finish one programme and start on the next – or go straight into a full time role with us. What you achieve is up to you. Find out more at joinus.barclays.com/apprenticeships
What’s involved in the programme? When you start, you’ll spend between 12 and 24 months on the Foundation programme, working in a real role within our bank. Over that time, you’ll have our full support to grow both as a professional and as a person. Together with on-the-job training, you’ll study towards an A-level equivalent qualification. Dedicated mentors will look after you at every step, and you’ll grow both your confidence and your career. Key facts: - No qualifications necessary - Pre-interview training - 12-24 month programme - Working in a real role in our retail bank - Support to study for an A-Level (or equivalent) - Dedicated mentors at every step - Next steps: Advanced Apprenticeships or full-time roles.
The Successful Applicant
What are we looking for? Anyone can be our apprentice, but with our net cast so wide, what exactly are we looking for? Just one thing – potential. You don’t need any experience at all, but we want to see that you’ll grab every opportunity that comes your way. It’s a certain kind of spark, and we know it when we see it – even if you don’t know you have it. Applications are open all year round To find out more about our programmes, visit joinus.barclays.com/foundation
What's on Offer
The programme offers a competitive starting salary alongside a discretionary bonus if you successfully complete the qualification.