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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
The international opportunities are great and include:
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.
We regularly check our Barclays Bank page for inaccuracies, however if you find that any links are broken or content out of date let us know.We welcome feedback from users with direct experience of working for Barxclays Bank and their recruitment process.
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