Jobs With Barclays, UK And International Banking Careers

This is the Yourcounty Barclays Bank jobs page, we've been running this and similar features for more than a decade, in that time the quantity and quality of our coverage has changed, based both on our own research as well as our user feedback. We're happy to receive comments from users with experience of a Barclays Bank job or the overall recruitment process. We feature job help, company information and highlight recent vacancies below.

About The Bank

Barclays is a major international financial institution, one that that can offer employment around the globe and long term career prospects even in these turbulent times. It's a genuine world player with over 300 years of history and 140,000 employees. The beginning of the story starts in 1690 when the foundations for today's modern bank were laid by John Freame and Thomas Gould when they started a bank in Lombard Street, London. The bank continued to expand through the next hundred years maintaining its base in Lombard Street. At the start of the 20th century Barclays had 190 branches, deposits of near £30m and a listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1902.

Barclays growth continued apace, and its Overseas Development Corporation was formed at the end of the second world war. Barclaycard was launched in 1966 and their first ATM one year later. The progress of the group continues to this day and despite the turbulent times in the banking sector Barclays has continued to thrive and develop it's operations worldwide.

How Is The Business Organised?

There is one recruitment portal for Barclays vacancies worldwide. The bank is structured into five distinct parts (or clusters), each cluster is really a hub for a range of smaller business units, each attached to the main hub to a greater or lesser extent.

  • Retail and Business Banking (RBB)
  • Barclays Bank Corporate, Investment Banking and Wealth Management (CIBWM)
  • Group Centre (Head Office and group administration)
  • Absa. Group Centre (Associated Bank of South Africa)
  • Barclaycard

The group is engaged in the provision of credit cards, provides services connected to personal banking as well as investment and corporate finance. Barclays are renown for their global footprint.

Completing A Job Application

Use the main Barclays Bank Recruitment Portal (linked from our banking jobs feature) as your shop window if your thinking about joining the bank. Take a look at the vacancies in the first instance but do some research before you apply. If you're thinking about applying for a job in your area or want to know more about what Barclays does visit your local branch, there is one in almost every large town in the UK. This will give you a feel for the organisation and their day to day high street operations.

A quick word about completing online or paper application forms - if you want a job, treat the application very seriously, the employer will! Our experience is that good candidates sometimes don't make it to interview because of a rushed or poor quality written application.

Current Vacancies At Barclays

If you're looking to search the online vacancy database you will find current broken down by employment type. At the time of our last visit advertised opportunities included:

  • Administration/Secretarial
    • Part-time Agent - Coventry
    • Senior Case Manager - London
    • SC Case Manager - Birmingham
    • Agent Fraud Advisor - Northampton
    • Complex Processor - Northwich
  • Business Management and Support
    • Head of Analytics - London
    • Senior Technical Product Manager - London
    • Senior Propositions Manager - London
    • Senior Product Operations Manager - London
    • Decision Analyst - Coventry
    • Head of Strategy and Planning - London
    • Digital Proposition Manager - London
    • Web Content Producer - London
  • Contact Centre
    • Resource Planning Analyst - Liverpool
    • Conduct Risk Training and Engagement Manager - London
    • Customer Support Agent - Leeds
    • New Customer Specialist - Northwich
    • Customer Solutions Manager - Liverpool
    • Premier Banker - Sunderland
    • CPS Advisor - Coventry
    • Premier Banker - Liverpool
    • Online Banking Advisor - Coventry
    • Personal Banker | Sunderland
  • Customer Support / Client Care 
    • Cashier - Thame
    • Cashier - London
    • Cashier - Bedford
  • Finance
    • Financial Analyst - Northampton
  • Human Resources
    •  UKRBB, Barclaycard & Europe Risk HR HRBP - London
  • Private Banking
    • Mortgage Specialist - Leeds
  • Product Development
    • Product Optimisation Manager | London
    • Front End Web Developer | London
  • Quality Assurance / Safety
    • Reporting & Intelligence Analyst | London
  • Risk
    • Credit Risk Manager - London
    • CR Business Engagement Lead - London
    • Credit Risk Manager - Leeds
  • Technology and Information Services
    •  HPX Developer
    • TFS Build & Configuration Analyst - Pune
    • Customer Management Analyst - London
    • Business Analyst - London
    • Product Manager - London
    • Oracle Lead - London
    • E2E Designer - London
    • Solution Designer - London

Barclays Bank Jobs

Job opportunities in the banking sector might appear to have been shrinking in the current economic climate but Barclays is just one of the businesses still recruiting in several key areas. There were over 700 jobs on their job database this week, and this is fairly typical amount.

Aside vacancies for experienced professionals, there are four levels of entry into a career at Barclays Bank: school leaver, undergraduate, graduate/intern, and MBA entry. The new website www.seemore-bemore.co.uk holds extensive information about all of these programmes. Follow this link if you'd like more Graduate Recruitment help.

Benefits

The published benefits of working for Barclays are outlined below, not all benefits are available for all jobs in all locations, for precise details take a look at the terms and conditions for the specific job you might wish to apply for.

  • Highly competitive financial bonuses (competitive in this context is usually taken to mean at least as good as similar organisations on a like for like basis).
  • Private healthcare, share purchase and pension scheme.
  • A commitment to flexible working, availability of part time, full time and temporary jobs
  • Childcare vouchers
  • A generous holiday entitlement

Barclays Bank Jobs Worldwide

The international opportunities are great and include:

  • European Retail Banking - Employs around 9,000 people and serves more than two and a half million customers in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
  • Africa retail and business banking brings together long-established businesses in many countries where there are over 15 million personal and corporate clients and a massive two and a half thousand distribution points. More than 22,000 people work in this geographic sector.Amongst the most important countries from a recruitment point of view are.
    • Botswana is home to a range of activities run through the national offices in Gaborone. You can expect to find corporate banking, personal banking and premier banking services.
    • Barclays has been operating in Egypt for over 150 years, there 60 branches in all parts of the country although two out of three employees work in the main urban centres of Cairo, Giza and Alexandria. Total employee numbers stand at around 2,000 serving a customer base of around 180,000.
    • Ghana has been home to the bank for about 100 years, today there are over 60 branches across the main urban areas in Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Accra
    • Most of the activity in Kenya is in and around Nairobi and Nyanza.
    • Mauritius first saw a Barclays branch in 1919, Port Louis is home to the main branch, a significant number of job opportunities at Cybercity, Ebene.
    • Mahe is the location of the head office in the Seychelles and the contact point for all local recruitment matters.
    • There are 22 branches dotted across Tanzania, most in and around Dar Es Salaam, but you can also find them in; Arusha, Morogoro, Moshi and Dodoma.
    • Jinja and Kampala saw the first branches in Uganda in 1927 so by 1987 Barclays Uganda was in a position to hold diamond jubilee celebrations.
    • Zambia has over 1,200 employees at all levels staffing 70 branches and helping to deliver all other products and services. Most branches in Lusaka.
    • and Zimbabwe serving more than four million customers and employing more than 22,000 people.

This is not an exhaustive list but provides some useful first point of contact for job seekers in many countries. For a full list of offices and contact visit the main Barclays corporate portal.

Barclays Bank Jobs - Feedback & Disclaimer

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