Barclays Apprenticeships

Whatever your experience, whatever your age, Barclays is a firm foundation for the career you want, with support to achieve what you’re capable of.

Our programme combines practical and academic learning, supporting you to study towards your qualifications with us, whilst working in a permanent, well-paid role – all within a bank that’s well-respected around the world.

Think differently about your future.

We’ve spent 11 years perfecting our Apprenticeships so that you can think differently about your future. Join us in a well-paid, permanent job – doing impactful work from day one.

Think differently about what you could achieve.

At Barclays, we’ve spent 11 years perfecting our Apprenticeship programmes so that you can start to think differently about your future. Join us at any point in your life in a well-paid, permanent job – doing real, impactful work from day one.

Getting qualified, whether that’s A Levels or a Degree, is a huge achievement that can completely change your prospects – but it’s not always open to everyone, whether that's due to the cost or the timing not being right. But with our Apprenticeship programmes, all that can change. Here at Barclays we offer a world-class programme that provides you with a permanent, full-time job with a competitive salary from day one - all whilst gaining a qualification at the same time. Whether you're a school-leaver looking for alternative options to the traditional university route or you're someone thinking differently about your future, we'll help you to build an extraordinary career at Barclays, no matter your background. Foundation apprenticeships - If you have GCSE’s or similar, you can join our 2-year programme working towards professional qualifications equivalent to two A-Levels. You’ll be a full-time employee from day one, which means you don’t have to apply for a job with us at the end: you’ll already have one. Degree apprenticeships - If you have A-Levels or similar, you can earn a salary while we help you gain a degree qualification (or university-level equivalent) as well as up to 4 years real work experience, so you can build an extraordinary career at Barclays.

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Perks and benefits

  • Bonus and reward scheme

  • Employee assistance

  • Flexible working

  • Generous parental leave

  • Health cover

  • Learning and development

  • Rewards and benefits

  • Wellbeing scheme

Barclays Bank Plc

1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP

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Company information

21.94 billion GBP (2021)
Company size:
10,000+ employees
Banking, Financial Services, Technology


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  • As a Business Analyst, no two days are the same

    As a Business Analyst, no two days are the same. We work on projects of varying scale but they’re all equally important to day-to-day operations and improvements to the bank. Knowing that what I’ve been working on will be released to customers is an amazing reward.
  • I'm also studying for a degree

    I haven't just learnt on the job though; I'm also studying for a degree. I've just started the third year of my Relationship Management degree and I can't wait until I receive my qualification. What a milestone that will be - one that's becoming a possibility because of Barclays.
  • You have a real sense of impact

    You have a real sense of impact. Part of my role is to upskill colleagues on new tools and features. I started leading these online sessions after just two months with the business - it was a little scary to begin, but I now run the sessions a few times each week.
Being able to help on projects that have a tangible impact just reinforces the difference I can make as an apprentice, and I know my team are always there when I need a helping hand.
Operations Degree Apprentice


Barclays is more than just a place to work. It’s a community where you can be your true self, be valued for who you are, and make a real contribution to our business and our culture. It’s important to us that we continue to evolve into a truly diverse and inclusive organisation; one where everyone can make the most of their talents, to grow and to succeed. We believe that an inclusive and supportive culture makes us better at understanding the needs of our customers and clients, and it creates a sense of belonging and value that enables our colleagues to perform at their best.


If our Purpose is why we exist, our five Values are our moral compass: they are the fundamentals of who we are, and what we believe is right. Respect: We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business. Integrity: We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do. Service: We act with empathy and humility, putting people at the centre of what we do. Excellence: We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference. Stewardship: We prize sustainability and are passionate about things better than when we found them.