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Your career in Group Functions

Behind every deal, every change or transformation, and across every area of our business, lie our business functions. They help us operate efficiently and sharpen our edge in a fiercely competitive industry. Work here, and you’ll experience and influence every part of the business.

Areas in Group Functions

Joining one of our business functions puts you at the heart of the Bank. You’ll work across geographic and divisional boundaries, discovering how one of the world’s biggest banks operates and delivers across multiple regions. You’ll learn from experts and add to your knowledge and expertise with the help of our dedicated academies. You might even contribute to policies and frameworks that affect not just our business, but also our industry.

We recruit into seven different functions:

  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Audit
  • Marketing
  • Risk
  • Treasury.

Learn more about each below.

Group Functions

Group Functions
  • Compliance

    Barclays is committed to building a world-class team of Trusted Advisors within its Compliance function – one that safeguards our clients, employees, and reputation.

    We have partnered with the University of Cambridge Judge Business School to create the new Compliance Career Academy, to invest in our people to ensure that we all have the technical Compliance capabilities so that we meet these high standards. 

    As an independent control function, Compliance helps to protect the interests of the firm while promoting a strong and visible Compliance culture throughout Barclays.

    We provide regulatory advice and guidance, while maintaining a risk-based program designed to prevent, detect, and address violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, deviations from industry standards, and other relevant standards.

  • Finance

    The integrity and accuracy of our financial records is of utmost importancefor us, our regulators, our investors and  our community. With so many people relying on the outcome, this momentous task falls to our highly skilled Finance colleagues.

    Bringing a variety of specialisms as well as fiercely analytical thinking, our Finance team advise and support all our businesses with high quality reporting and accounting services. The teams aren’t just experts at interpreting figures, they also uphold Barclays’ vision and values as integral business partners who help drive strategy. So whichever team you work in, you’ll develop the technical and business know-how to influence decisions that affect a host of different products and initiatives.

  • Human Resources

    The role of HR in supporting the Barclays of the future is incredibly important. This diversely skilled team works to deliver and support the Barclays strategy, instilling excellence through a high performing HR operating model. Together, the HR team helps make CEO Jes Staley’s strategy a reality, embedding a positive values-driven culture.    

    Our people are passionate about delivering for clients and shareholders, with the energy to drive transformation. So whether you're partnering directly with the business, supporting change, recruiting or developing top talent, involved in talent management or succession planning, managing employee relations, or shaping our compensation philosophy, your skills are vital to our success.

  • Internal Audit

    Internal Audit is an independent and influential control function that’s critical to our business right around the world. You’ll be joining a global team of around 650 people, trusted at the highest level to undertake work that helps change our business for the better.

    Our reputation across Financial Services sets us out as a market leader, known for our innovative thinking, our vision and our commitment to developing our people. We want you to help us maintain that approach, driving change across the bank. At the same time, our global management team will help you drive your career ambitions.

  • Marketing

    From potential retail customers to corporate clients, our marketing team helps communicate the benefits of banking with Barclays. Every day, they work with teams across the business to promote our products and services and win new business.

    When you come to marketing, you’ll find the chance to explore a wide range of specialisms. Whether it’s branding or advertising, social media or events, our teams are constantly looking at new and creative ways to help attract and retain customers. So, whichever team you work with, you’ll build your skill set and even gain professional qualifications as you help Barclays achieve its commercial objectives.  

  • Risk

    Risk affects all parts of life. In business this ranges from the financial risk through to people, process and systems risks. This is the team that ensures that risk is monitored and controlled in order to protect our financial performance and reputation for excellence.

    We’re a resilient bank that have been around a long time. The sharp technical acumen of our Risk professionals has a lot to do with that, working to identify, assess and minimise risk across our business. So whether you’re addressing the implications of an economic downturn, a financial crime or advising leaders across the business, you’ll learn from the best across a range of disciplines.   

  • Treasury

    Treasury is the Bank’s bank. Here you’ll get a great overview of how a bank is set up and run, plus plenty of international exposure. Join us, and you’ll find insight into how we balance the supply and demand of money and capital, to create sustainable value for our business. 

    Treasury manages our money, invests our capital and makes sure each business area has enough cash to service its clients. This dynamic and diverse team also decides how much to hold in reserve and sees that we have enough capital to cover the unexpected. What’s more, it reassures our regulators that we’re financially secure and stable. Whatever you do here in this exciting area of the bank, your efficiency and good judgement will be undeniably critical.

Opportunities in Group Functions

At Barclays, we offer a wide range of career opportunities to help you find momentum. You’ll find an overview of all our group function roles below, so use our dropdown filters to find the ones that suit you best. Then, just click to find out more or use the star in the bottom left to save your perfect roles to your wishlist for later.

Compliance

Summer Analyst

Spend a summer immersed in a high profile area of our bank. Gain an understanding of how control and regulation works at the highest level.

Education level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Compliance
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2017
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Compliance

Full-time Analyst

Join our Compliance teams and you’ll find early responsibility within a high-profile area of our bank. What’s more, you’ll develop skills that impact not just on us, but on our industry.

Education level
PhD, Masters + 1 more
Compliance
Full-time Analyst
Start date
August 2017
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
London
Finance

Full-time Analyst

Join the team that drives financial strategy and find the skills to drive your career. This rotation-based programme will give you professional qualifications and great exposure.

Education level
PhD, Masters + 1 more
Finance
Full-time Analyst
Start date
August 2017
Opportunity duration
3 years
Location
London
Finance

Summer Analyst

On our summer internship, you’ll find graduate-level responsibilities. You’ll take on live projects, and what’s more, you’ll learn the skills to set you up for a career with real momentum.

Education level
Undergraduate
Finance
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2017
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Functions

Spring Analyst

In just one week, you’ll gain invaluable experience. Immerse yourself in the operations of our Group Functions, get to know our teams, and you might even gain a Summer Internship.

Education level
Undergraduate
Functions
Spring Analyst
Start date
April 2017
Opportunity duration
1 week
Location
London
Human Resources

Summer Analyst

Work in one team and gain exposure to a wide range of businesses. Build your skills and your network, and you’ll find the stepping stone to a brilliant career.

Education level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Human Resources
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2017
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Human Resources

Full-time Analyst

Find exposure to teams across our business by rotating through different roles in HR. Become an invaluable team member, while laying the foundations for a lasting career.

Education level
PhD, Masters + 1 more
Human Resources
Full-time Analyst
Start date
August 2017
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
London
Internal Audit

Full-time Analyst

Join a business-critical team. Hone your skills on a series of vital placements. All as you learn to improve the processes and controls that make us a better business.

Education level
Graduate, PhD + 1 more
Internal Audit
Full-time Analyst
Start date
Various
Opportunity duration
Ongoing
Location
London
Internal Audit

Summer Analyst

Spend a summer in a high-profile area of our bank. Build your skills in the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance.

Education level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Internal Audit
Summer Analyst
Start date
Various
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Marketing

Full-time Full Time

In this rotational programme, you’ll move through four roles to gain new skills and find a deeper understanding of how we market our services – both B2B and B2C

Education level
PhD, Graduate + 1 more
Marketing
Full-time Full Time
Start date
August 2016
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
London
Marketing

Summer Analyst

Spend your summer helping Barclays promote its services and win new business.

Education level
Undergraduate
Marketing
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2017
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Risk

Full-time Analyst

From handling risk to building on your technical knowledge, you’ll develop a wealth of skills on this rotational programme.

Education level
Graduate, PhD + 1 more
Risk
Full-time Analyst
Start date
August 2017
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
London
Risk

Summer Analyst

Spend your summer immersed in live projects and responsibilities. Gain a strong understanding of the Risk business and build a network that gets your career off to a competitive start.

Education level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Risk
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2017
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London
Treasury

Full-time Analyst

Find real responsibility from the start as you get to grips with how our global bank operates. Helping to manage our key financial resources, you’ll find exceptional exposure and support.

Education level
Masters, Graduate + 1 more
Treasury
Full-time Analyst
Start date
August 2017
Opportunity duration
2 years
Location
London
Treasury

Summer Analyst

On this summer internship, you’ll see how our bank is set up and run. You’ll learn how a global bank operates – and you’ll be a part of it too with support from experts in the field.

Education level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Treasury
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2017
Opportunity duration
9 weeks
Location
London

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