Enjoy your fastest summer yet. Joining our Sales and Trading team, you’ll work at the crux of the world’s financial markets − reacting quickly to changes and swiftly assimilating new information. You’ll think, act and learn quicker than ever before.
- Applications open in August.
What to expect
Expect never to stand still. You’ll start with several days’ training to give you the essentials. After this, you’ll go straight into the first of three three-week rotations, where you’ll experience different sales and trading desks across asset classes. You’ll learn through involvement in real challenges such as:
- Researching key industries or products and reporting back to your team
- Monitoring markets to help formulate trade ideas
- Analyzing fundamental and technical data
- Attending client meetings and calls
How you’ll develop
Throughout the summer, our support will help you deliver your best work. In our team-driven environment, you’ll find that mentoring happens naturally and friendships are easy to form. Senior and junior mentors will guide your progress, and networking and social events will provide a fully rounded experience.
Halfway through, you’ll get constructive feedback on your performance. By the time the summer’s over, you’ll walk away with a solid understanding of our business, our culture and your potential place within it. If you perform well and meet our hiring criteria, you could well have a full-time role waiting for you after graduation.
Who thrives here
We look for resourcefulness, leadership skills, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit, often shown through participation in extracurricular activities. A keen interest in business and finance is also vital.
Meet our people
After rotating with the FX Sales desks during my internship, I knew that I had found a role that would allow me to turn my interests into a career.
Barclays is all about working as a team to effectively serve our clients.
While the process each day is similar, every day can be different depending on what securities are trading and which firms you are interacting with, which makes the week fly by.
One thing I understood is that the markets are very unpredictable and hard to master, which seemed very intriguing to me.