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Barclays does not visit my college/university – will my application be considered?

Unfortunately, we can't visit every campus. If we haven’t visited your college or university, you will still be considered. All applications we receive are considered against the same criteria, regardless of which university or college you attend.

Eligibility

Can I start my online application form and then come back to it later?

Yes – there’s flexibility to save your application.

Online Applications

Does it matter if I don’t have a Finance related degree?

Absolutely not. We recruit from all degree disciplines, and we judge each application on its own merit. We focus more on your behaviours and attitudes, rather than your technical knowledge of finance. Some roles do require a more technical degree discipline – for example Maths, Engineering or Computer Science for roles such as Structuring or Technology. You’ll find further information on each of the programme pages about these.

Eligibility Africa Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

How can I track the progress of my application?

In order to track the progress of your application, you will need to log back in to the online application system. We will always contact you by email or phone if there's an update on your application, and you will also be able to view updates and correspondence in your candidate account area.

Online Applications

I require a work permit for the region I would like to work in – can I still apply?

If we offer you a full time graduate position and you need a work permit, we'll apply on your behalf. In order to apply for an internship programme, you need to have the legal right to work in the location to which you are applying for the dates of the internship, if you are resident in that country. You should be aware that the granting of work permits is beyond the control of Barclays and subject to local immigration laws.

Work permits Europe and Middle East

I require a work permit for the region I would like to work in – can I still apply?

If we offer you a full time position and you need a work permit, we'll apply on your behalf. In order to apply for an internship or pre-internship programme, you will need to have the legal right to work in the location to which you are applying, for the dates of the internship. You should be aware that the granting of work permits is beyond the control of Barclays and subject to local immigration laws.

Work permits Africa Americas Asia Pacific

Am I guaranteed a job after the programme?

Yes, we offer full-time positions to our graduate hires. 

Graduate Development Africa

Can I apply for more than one role to increase my chances?

This is a tough one. We advise against applying for more than one role or two geographic locations in Africa, because it is important that you look at our full offering and understand our roles in relation to your interest. So, it’s about aligning your interests to a role or business unit.

Graduate Development Africa

Can I apply to more than one area within the Barclays Group?

You can only apply to one graduate, Full-time or internship role across the Barclays group.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying

Can I apply to more than one region?

You may only apply to one region. However, for some roles you may be given the choice of a second preference of vacancy.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying

Can I apply to more than one role?

We'd like you to research the opportunities available so you can make the right decision during the application process. You must make a decision before you start your application as to which business area you feel you will be most suited to and make only one application. There are mechanisms in the system that detect multiple applications. So if we detect during the application process that you've applied to more than one role, only your first application will remain valid.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying

Can I get feedback on my application?

We receive a large volume of applications, and because of that we cannot provide feedback at any stage of the application or interview process.

Online Applications Americas

Can I get feedback on my application?

We receive a large volume of applications, and because of that we cannot provide detailed feedback at the testing, CV screen or telephone interview stages of the application process. We will, however, provide detailed feedback to candidates who attend our final assessment events.

Online Applications Africa Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

Can I reapply should I be unsuccessful?

We accept one application per candidate per year for our full time and internship programs. If you have previously applied to us during this season and been unsuccessful, you can only reapply once the next recruitment season begins. The new season begins in September 2014 and you must include details of any previous applications when you reapply. You many apply for more than one program if you are applying for our Pre-Internship or Diversity programs. This does not apply to other vacancies across Barclays that are not part of the graduate or internship programs.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying Americas

Can I reapply should I be unsuccessful?

We accept one application per candidate per year. If you have previously applied to us during this season and been unsuccessful, you can only reapply once the next recruitment season begins. The new season begins in August 2014 and you must include details of any previous applications when you reapply. This does not apply to other vacancies across Barclays that are not part of the graduate or internship programmes.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying Europe and Middle East

Can I reapply should I be unsuccessful?

We accept one application per candidate per year. If you have previously applied to us, during this season and been unsuccessful, you can only reapply once the next recruitment season begins. This does not apply to other vacancies across Barclays that are not part of the graduate or internship programmes.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying Africa Asia Pacific

Can I reclaim travel costs incurred attending the assessment centre?

Yes, providing you are able to produce the appropriate receipts, we will reimburse your travel expenses. Please check the detailed information on our travel expense reimbursement policies, which we will include in your interview or assessment centre invitation, before you book your travel. If in doubt, please check with one of our recruiters.

Assessment Centres Europe and Middle East

Can I reclaim travel costs incurred attending the assessment centre?

Yes, providing you are able to produce the appropriate receipts, we will reimburse your travel expenses, or we will help you with necessary travel arrangements. Please check the detailed information on our travel expense reimbursement policies, which we will include in your interview or assessment centre invitation, before you book your travel. If in doubt, please check with one of our recruiters.

Assessment Centres Asia Pacific

Can I reclaim travel costs incurred attending the Super Day?

Yes, providing you are able to produce the appropriate receipts, we will reimburse your travel expenses. Please check the detailed information on our travel expense reimbursement policies, which we will include in your interview invitation, before you book your travel. If in doubt, please check with one of our recruiters.

Assessment Centres Super days Americas

Can I send my CV/resumé instead of registering online?

No. To make the application process fair and consistent, all applications must be made online via this website. We don't accept any other form of application. Please contact us (campus.recruitment@barclays.com) if you have a visual impairment or disability and need adjustments made in order to complete the application. If you are applying for a position in Europe and Middle East please ensure you address your email to Katrina Bentley. 

Online Applications Americas Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

Can I send my CV/resumé instead of registering online?

No. To make the application process fair and consistent, all applications must be made online via this website. We don't accept any other form of application. Please contact us (graduates@absa.co.za) if you have a visual impairment or disability and need adjustments made in order to complete the application.

Online Applications Africa

Can I start earlier than the official graduate programme start date?

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, no.

Start Dates Africa Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

Can I start earlier than the official graduate program start date?

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, no.

Start Dates Americas

Does it matter if I don’t have a Finance related degree?

Absolutely not. We recruit from all degree disciplines, and we judge each application on its own merit. We focus more on your behavior and attitude, rather than your technical knowledge of finance. Some roles do require a more technical degree discipline – for example Maths, Engineering or Computer Science for roles such as Structuring or Technology. You’ll find further information on each of the program pages about these.

Eligibility Americas

Do I need to speak the local language to apply for a role in that country?

Barclays business language is English, so you will need to speak a high level of English no matter which role and region you are applying to. It's not always necessary to speak the local language of the office you are applying to, although for client facing roles (e.g. Sales, Investment Banking Division, Client Coverage, Wealth and Investment Management), native fluency in the local languages is very important.

Eligibility Americas Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

Do you offer deferred entry for your programmes?

Applications should only be made for the forthcoming graduate, summer intern or industrial placement intakes. Only in exceptional circumstances do we allow the deferral of offers.

Start Dates Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

Do you offer deferred entry for your programs?

Applications should only be made for the forthcoming full time or summer intern intakes. Only in exceptional circumstances do we allow the deferral of offers.

Start Dates Americas

Do you offer work experience opportunities?

We do not offer a bespoke programme for work experience opportunities. Postgraduate students who want to gain work experience in a bank can apply to our two- to three-week Explorer Programme. At the same time, our Graduate Development Programme welcomes applications from students who have less than 24 months of permanent work experience (excluding temporary work during study). 

Work experience Africa

Do you offer work experience opportunities?

We run a structured internship programme for college students. Outside this program, we may offer a number of pre-internship and diversity programs that last anywhere between one to three days, in our New York Headquarters. You can find all the detail in our events section. We don't offer other ad hoc work experience opportunities.

Work experience Americas

Do you offer work experience opportunities?

We run a structured internship programme for university students. Outside this programme, we offer a number of ad hoc insight events, that last anywhere between one day and one week, in our main office locations. You can find all the detail in our events section. We don't offer other ad hoc work experience opportunities.

Work experience Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

Do you support study for professional qualifications?

Absolutely. Many of our programmes come with the chance to study for a recognized professional qualification, where it's relevant. Please read the individual program pages to find out more.

Pay and Benefits Africa Americas

Do you support study for professional qualifications?

Absolutely. Many of our programmes come with the chance to study for a recognised professional qualification, where it's relevant. Please read the individual programme pages to find out more.

Pay and Benefits Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

How long does it take to apply online?

Your initial application should take less than 30 minutes to complete. You may find it useful to have an electronic copy of your CV/resumé to hand so you can copy and paste the relevant parts into your application. Please always attach a full version of your CV/resumé (including contact details, education etc.) to your application, even though some of these details may also be on your application form.

Online Applications

How long does the application process take and when will I hear back?

The length of the application process will vary depending on when and to which area you've applied. We aim to reply to you as soon as possible after you have submitted your application but we don't have a set turnaround time. Please bear in mind that we receive a very high volume of applications, so we cannot respond to applications immediately.

Online Applications

How long do the programmes last?

Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks long. Off cycle internships are usually up to 6 months in length. Our full time programmes vary from 1 - 3 years depending on the programme you join. (As you explore the site, you will see that some roles offer rotational programmes, whereas others hire directly into a full-time role.) In all cases, when you start with us it’s a permanent role – you won’t have to reapply at the end of the official graduate training programme.

Start Dates Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

How long do the programs last?

Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks long. Our full time programs vary from 1 - 3 years depending on the program you join. (As you explore the site, you will see that some roles offer rotational programs, whereas others hire directly into a full-time role.) In all cases, when you start with us it’s a permanent role – you won’t have to reapply at the end of the official graduate training program.

Start Dates Americas

How long is the programme?

It is over a 12 - 18 month period, depending on the business area.

Graduate Development Africa

How many positions are you recruiting for?

Across all our programmes, we hire several hundred graduates and interns each year. As exact numbers may be subject to change, we don't tend to publish an exact number of vacancies.

Number of Vacancies Africa Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

How many positions are you recruiting for?

Across all our programs, we hire several hundred graduates and interns each year. As exact numbers may be subject to change, we don't tend to publish an exact number of vacancies.

Number of Vacancies Americas

How much will I be paid as my starting salary?

Rewards and benefits are country-dependent and you can discuss the package available with your hiring manager at the point of offer.

Pay and Benefits Africa Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

How much will I be paid as my starting salary?

Rewards and benefits are country-dependent and your recruiter will discuss the package at the point of offer; however, it is a non-negotiable package.

Pay and Benefits Americas

I am in my first year at university – can I apply for the Summer Internship?

You need to be in your penultimate year of study to apply for the Internship Programme. You can, however, explore our Insight Days.

Eligibility Asia Pacific

I am in my first year at university – can I apply for the Summer Internship?

You need to be in your penultimate or final year of study to apply for the Internship Program. You can, however, explore our STEMS Program.

Eligibility Americas

I am in my first year at university – can I apply for the Summer Internship?

You need to be in your penultimate or final year of study to apply for the Internship Programme. You can, however, explore our Spring Programme.

Eligibility Europe and Middle East

I am not a recent graduate, can I still apply?

We are looking for less than 24 months full-time work experience, but this does not include any internships or informal work that you did while studying. So, apply if you do not have more than two years’ formal experience.

Graduate Development Africa

I applied previously to Barclays – can I reapply?

We accept one application per candidate per year. If you have previously applied to us, you can only reapply once the next recruitment season begins. The season begins on September 1st each year and you must include details of any previous applications when you reapply.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying Americas

I applied previously to Barclays – can I reapply?

We accept one application per candidate per year. If you have previously applied to us, you can only reapply once the next recruitment season begins. The season begins on 1st August each year and you must include details of any previous applications when you reapply.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying Africa Europe and Middle East

I applied previously to Barclays – can I reapply?

We accept one application per candidate per year. If you have previously applied to us, you can only reapply once the next recruitment season begins.

Applying to multiple positions and reapplying Asia Pacific

If I am successful, when will I start?

The majority of our internship opportunities commence in late May/early June. Most full time programs will begin in August or September 2014; however we also have a February intake in some areas for students who have already finished their studies.

Start Dates Americas

If I am successful, when will I start?

The programme begins on the 1st of February each year, with an Africa wide induction that takes place in Johannesburg.

Start Dates Africa

If I am successful, when will I start?

The majority of our internship opportunities commence in late June. If you are applying for an off-cycle internship, the date would be agreed based on your availability. Most full time programmes will begin in August or September 2014; however we also have a February intake in some areas for students who have already finished their studies. The Spring Programme takes place during the Easter break.

Start Dates Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

If I'm unsuccessful, will I receive feedback on my application?

Because of the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide feedback at the initial stages of the selection process.

Assessment Centres Online Applications Super days Americas

If I'm unsuccessful, will I receive feedback on my application?

Because of the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide feedback at the initial stages of the selection process. However, if you have attended the assessment centre, you can expect detailed feedback, whether you are successful or not.

Assessment Centres Online Applications Africa Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

I have changed my mind – can I change my application to apply for another position?

If you change your mind about the position you’d like to apply to, please email the campus recruitment team. FLDP and school leaver applications: barclaysrecruitment@tmpw.co.uk All other programmes: campus.recruitment@barclays.com If your application is unsuccessful, you will not be able to reapply for another position. 

Online Applications Africa Europe and Middle East

I have changed my mind – can I change my application to apply for another position?

If you change your mind about the position you’d like to apply to, email the campus recruitment team on campus.recruiting@barclays.com . If your application is unsuccessful, you will not be able to reapply for another position.

Online Applications Americas

I have changed my mind – can I change my application to apply for another position?

If you change your mind about the position you’d like to apply to, email the campus recruitment team on campusrecruitmentasia@barclays.com . If your application is unsuccessful, you will not be able to reapply for another position.

Online Applications Asia Pacific

I have changed my mind – can I change my application to apply for another position?

If you change your mind about the position you’d like to apply to, please email the campus recruitment team at graduates@absa.co.za If your application is unsuccessful, you will not be able to reapply for another position. 

Online Applications Africa

I have made an error on my application, what should I do?

To make it easy for you and us, you can use your username and password to access your data and edit your personal details section. We will only accept one application per candidate and have mechanisms in place to detect multiple and duplicate applications.

Online Applications

I have recently changed my email address. How can I update my details?

You can use your username and password to access your data and edit your application.

Online Applications

I’m not a recent graduate and have some work experience. Can I still apply?

Yes. Our graduate programmes are designed for candidates who have little or no experience in the area for which they are applying. Whether you’ve been working in another sector or role, or you have relevant sector experience, you're welcome to apply. Most internships are offered to penultimate or final year students; however, there are certain circumstances where we would assess a graduate student as well, so if this is something you are interested in, please do contact us. FLDP and school leaver applications: barclaysrecruitment@tmpw.co.uk All other programmes: campus.recruitment@barclays.com

Eligibility Europe and Middle East

I’m not a recent graduate and have some work experience. Can I still apply?

Yes. Our graduate programmes are designed for candidates who have little or no experience in the area for which they are applying. Whether you’ve been working in another sector or role, or you have relevant sector experience, you're welcome to apply. Most internships are offered to penultimate year students; however, there are certain circumstances where we would assess a graduate student as well, so if this is something you are interested in, please do contact us (campusrecruitmentasia@barclays.com).

Eligibility Asia Pacific

I’m not a recent graduate and have some work experience. Can I still apply?

Across the Americas we only accept applications from people who are currently studying. If you have some work experience, please check our main careers site for current vacancies.

Eligibility Americas

I’m not a recent graduate and have some work experience. Can I still apply?

Yes. However, you need to have less than 24 months of permanent work experience (this excludes temporary work during full-time studies). 

Eligibility Africa

My circumstances have changed. How do I remove myself from the application process?

Please email the campus recruitment team (campusrecruitmentasia@barclays.com) and ask them to withdraw your application.

Online Applications Asia Pacific

My circumstances have changed. How do I remove myself from the application process?

Please contact the campus recruitment team at graduates@absa.co.za and ask them to remove your application from the application process. 

Online Applications Africa

My circumstances have changed. How do I remove myself from the application process?

Please email the campus recruitment team and ask them to withdraw your application: FLDP and school leaver applications: barclaysrecruitment@tmpw.co.uk All other programmes: campus.recruitment@barclays.com

Online Applications Europe and Middle East

My circumstances have changed. How do I remove myself from the application process?

Please email the campus recruitment team (campus.recruiting@barclays.com) and ask them to withdraw your application.

Online Applications Americas

What if I have a Masters, MBA or PhD?

If you have an MBA, Masters or PhD degree, you are still eligible to apply for the graduate scheme. Your post graduate qualifications will not qualify you for any additional benefits or responsibilities should you be offered a place on the scheme, unless you apply for one of the Associate or Quantitative Associate level vacancies.

Eligibility Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

What if I have a Masters, MBA or PhD?

If you have an MBA, Masters or PhD degree, you are still eligible to apply. Your post graduate qualifications will not qualify you for any additional benefits or responsibilities should you be offered a place on the scheme, unless you apply for one of the Associate level vacancies.

Eligibility Americas

What is the application deadline for the Explorer Programme?

We welcome online applications to the Explorer Programme up to 16th May 2014. 

Eligibility Africa

What is the Graduate Development Programme?

The Graduate Development Programme positions you to be the driver of your career progression. It offers opportunities within Barclays in South Africa and across African countries in which Barclays operate (Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Mauritius and the Seychelles). Graduates have opportunities to become part of the global organisation that offers unique opportunities.

Graduate Development Africa

What qualifications do I need to apply?

Strong academic performance at school and at college/university is a given, although we don't set standard specific grade criteria across all programs. Once you have selected your preferred role on the application form, we will make it clear if there are any specific eligibility criteria. You should, however, check that you are applying to the right vacancy for your academic background: Associates need to have an MBA or PhD or similar plus a period of significant work experience; and Analysts at least a Bachelors or Masters degree.

Eligibility Americas

What qualifications do I need to apply?

Strong academic performance at school and at college/university is a given, although we don't set standard specific grade criteria across all programmes. Once you have selected your preferred role on the application form, we will make it clear if there are any specific eligibility criteria. You should, however, check that you are applying to the right vacancy for your academic background: Associates need to have an MBA plus a period of significant work experience; Quantitative Associates need to have a PhD or similar; and Analysts need at least a Bachelors degree or equivalent.

Eligibility Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

What qualifications do I need to apply?

Strong academic performance at university is a given, although we don't set standard specific grade criteria across all programmes. Once you have selected your preferred role on the application form, we will make it clear if there are any specific eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Africa

What should I do if I have a disability that may affect my performance at any stage of the recruitment process?

Barclays is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment. As part of that, we will make reasonable adjustments to the selection process wherever it's necessary. If you think you have a disability that may impact your performance anywhere in the selection process, please contact Katrina Bentley via email: campus.recruitment@barclays.com to discuss your personal circumstances . There’s also a section on the application form where you can tell us if you need special adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process. 

Disability Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

What should I do if I have a disability that may affect my performance at any stage of the recruitment process?

Barclays is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment. As part of that, we will make reasonable adjustments to the selection process wherever it's necessary. If you think you have a disability that may impact your performance anywhere in the selection process, please contact us (campus.recruiting@barclays.com) to discuss your personal circumstances. There’s also a section on the application form where you can tell us if you need special adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process. 

Disability Americas

What should I do if I have a disability that may affect my performance at any stage of the recruitment process?

Barclays is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment. As part of that, we will make reasonable adjustments to the selection process wherever it's necessary. If you think you have a disability that may impact your performance anywhere in the selection process, please contact us at graduates@absa.co.za to discuss your personal circumstances. There’s also a section on the application form where you can tell us if you need special adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process. 

Disability Africa

What training and development will I be given?

The training is inclusive of, but not limited to, overall business acumen and strategy, project management, risk, building relationships and your personal resilience.

Graduate Development Africa

When is the closing date for applications?

Applications to our Graduate Development Programme close on 31st July 2014. We start filling vacancies immediately, so please make sure you apply as soon as possible. Applications may stay open beyond the stated deadline if we still have roles to fill – if so, you will find details on the specific programme pages.

Online Applications Africa

When should I submit my application?

You should apply as soon as you have gathered enough information about the firm and the business to feel that you are pursuing the right opportunity. We welcome applications to our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) from 1st April to 31st July 2014. Don’t wait until the deadline to submit an application – on either of these projects. 

Online Applications Africa

When should I submit my application?

You should apply as soon as you have gathered enough information about the firm and the business to feel that they are selecting the right opportunity.

Online Applications Americas

When should I submit my application?

We recruit on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better. Don’t wait until the deadline.

Online Applications Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

When’s the closing date for applications?

Deadlines for full time programs and pre-internship and diversity programs vary so be sure to review respective pages for more details.  

Online Applications Americas

When’s the closing date for applications?

Indicative deadlines are 15 November for full time programmes, 31 December for internships, and 31 January for Spring Programmes. We start filling vacancies immediately, so please make sure you apply as soon as possible. Applications may stay open beyond the stated deadline if we still have roles to fill – if so, you will find details on the specific programme pages.

Online Applications Europe and Middle East

When will I be notified about my application for the Explorer Programme?

You will receive an answer on your application no later than 20th May 2014. Interviews will take place in April and May. 

Africa

Where will I be based?

The roles are offered across the country and in the rest of our African operations. 

Graduate Development Africa

Why doesn’t the role I want to apply for appear on the application form?

Our deadline dates are indicative only. If a role doesn't appear on the application form, then we don't have any positions available in this business area - sorry. We recruit on a rolling basis, and we begin interviews before the deadline date, so if all vacancies are filled we will close the application form.

Online Applications Asia Pacific Europe and Middle East

Why doesn’t the role I want to apply for appear on the application form?

Our deadline dates are indicative only. If a role doesn't appear on the application form, then we don't have any positions available in this business area. Additionally, if a vacancy has been filled we will close the application form.

Online Applications Americas

Will I be paid relocation expenses?

If you're successful, we will include details of any relocation allowances in your offer pack.

Pay and Benefits