“Diversity at heart” – taking a holistic approach to bringing the best talent into Barclays.


“At Barclays we are securing our future by attracting the best diverse talent into our business and creating an environment where everyone can thrive.”

Ashok Vaswani, CEO

Sector Financial Services
UK Workforce 48,700
Placement Model Traineeships
Funding Source Government-funded


Barclays’ Movement to Work commitment is part of a wider purpose to attract the best diverse talent into the organisation through structured employability programmes, including their ‘Bolder’ and ‘Able to Enable’ schemes. Barclays traineeships are also strongly linked to their apprenticeship offering with the aim of realising career progression for young people after their placements.

The Barclays traineeship programme sees young people experience a variety of roles from in branch, telephony, operations to within the corporate and investment arms of the bank. Training includes employability skills, functional skills, and 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.

Barclays Case Studies

Afam  – Former Trainee & Current Higher Apprentice

Afam says: “It’s been a life-changing experience. I have been put in a position that I could have only dreamt of, and I’ve made my family so proud. 

Before joining Barclays on my traineeship, I had certain ideas about what an apprenticeship would be. I didn’t think it would be real, actual work. But I was so wrong. Since I started, I’ve entered such a buzzing environment, full of ambitious people.

And that’s driven me too – from Traineeship to Foundation to Advanced to Higher, I’ve kept moving forward. I would never have imagined four years ago that I would have gained so much knowledge and skills that I’m now able to support other bankers in my department.

I certainly see my career remaining with Barclays, so many doors have opened for me and I’ve gained fantastic experience. With this level of opportunity, it’s obvious to me that I’ve made the right choice. Once I finish my Higher Apprenticeship, I’m going to work to secure a leadership position, because I know I can add value and feel valued here.”

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