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Apprenticeships

Nothing should hold you back from achieving
what you want to achieve.

A future of your own. Grow it with Barclays.

Everyone deserves bright prospects. And we mean everyone. Whatever your age or background, whether you’re taking your first steps into work, finishing school, returning to work or looking for a new career direction, there’s an apprenticeship here for you. Whichever one you join, you can expect to gain valuable skills, recognised qualifications, a permanent job, great training and, above all, our full and heartfelt support. 

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Find the right future for you

Here’s a quick look at our apprenticeship pathway. You don’t have to start right at the beginning. It’s more a matter of finding the right entry point, and then starting there.

Traineeship

No work experience at all? No problem. Our traineeship is a pre-employment programme designed to help you get ready for the working world. It starts with essentials like English and Maths skills, how to make a good impression, and how to shine in an interview. The second step is work experience, where you’ll put your new skills into practice in the workplace.

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Length: between three and seven weeks
Open to you: if you’re over 16, and either unemployed or with little to no work experience
Leads to: a Foundation Apprenticeship

Foundation Apprenticeships

If you’re ‘work ready’, this is where you could start building a lasting and rewarding career with us. Age, background, experience, education – none of these will stop you taking on a Barclays Apprenticeship and earning a salary. Our support will help you explore our business, gain an A-level equivalent qualification, try various roles, and take advantage of all the many opportunities ahead.

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Length: between 12 and 24 months
Open to you: if you’re over 16, and have not completed an apprenticeship before
Leads to: either a full time role, a Progression Apprenticeship, or a Higher Apprenticeship

Progression Apprenticeships

Completed our Foundation Apprenticeship? Here’s where you can build on everything you’ve learnt so far, by taking your first steps towards becoming a specialist. Concentrating on a particular role, you’ll continue to learn, earn and gain experience. You’ll study for specific qualifications too. Think of it as a natural next step on your Barclays career.

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Length: up to 18 months
Open to you: if you’ve completed our Foundation Apprenticeship
Leads to: either a full-time specialist role, or a Higher Apprenticeship

Higher Apprenticeships

There are a number of pathways within this apprenticeship, in very different parts of our business. Whichever one you follow, you’ll find the opportunity and support you need to take your potential and turn it into a career. You’ll build on your talents, gain a qualification, and explore ways to become an important part of our future.

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Length: between three and four years
Open to you: if you have 200 UCAS points or equivalent, or a year’s work experience
Leads to: a full time role, or a place on our graduate programme

Who can be a Barclays Apprentice?

We know that talent can come from anywhere. As far as age, background, or experience are concerned, there’s no such thing as an ideal apprentice. Potential is all we’re interested in, and we are committed to helping people who have it to grow.

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Foundation Apprenticeships

Qualifications can open doors. So let’s help you get one. Take on a fulfilling role, earn a salary, gain experience and training, and get qualified – all with our support behind you.

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Progression Apprenticeships

Once you get started, it’s important to keep the momentum going. After completing the Foundation stage, you can take the first steps towards becoming a qualified specialist with our Progression Apprenticeship.

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Higher Apprenticeships

There are many ways we can help you aim higher. We have a number of routes here, all of which offer fully sponsored university-level qualification and an extraordinary experience. Find the right one for you.

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Get ready with LifeSkills

Our apprenticeships are here to help you enter the world of work – but you might want a little more support before you start. For online advice that spans everything from CV building and interview tips to how to manage your online reputation, check out LifeSkills created with Barclays.  

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Meet our people

Every one of our apprentices has a story to tell – and every story is an inspiration. You’ll find them here.