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Our Stories

Discover life at Barclays, from amazing career journeys, big projects and brilliant programmes, to our charity initiatives and community work. We live and breathe our five core values: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. They’re what motivate us and make us who we are. Hear our people’s stories and find out more about what it’s like to work at Barclays.

Candidate Advice

My career progression made easy

After doing my degree, I wasn’t necessarily looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) role, but when I came for an interview at Barclays, I thought the team worked together well and had to come aboard. And, here I am, nine years later.

Best of both. How Barclays helped me find the right balance between my life and career.

Having a child and developing in my career was no problem at first, however when my second was born, the added responsibilities and the long commute from Dorking to London each day made me revaluate my options.

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Day-to-day customer experiences

My journey to becoming a Canary Wharf Based Mortgages Advisor

I first joined Barclays in January of 2010 as a cashier but quickly moved into a role within Personal Banking. After that I went into Mortgages where I now work as a Mortgage Advisor. I immediately felt right at home. My career progression has been great and I’ve felt both challenged and excited by the opportunities I’ve been given.

I’m a mother who runs my own business — and I work in a Barclays branch too

Essential Banker Cassy Childs talks about how she manages to keep on top of her children, her business, and her Job at Barclays.

Six reasons why you’ll want to work in Barclays Sunderland contact centre

If you’re looking for reasons to join our Sunderland contact centre, we have six of them. Find out what makes us great and apply for a role.

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Business stories

A day in the Life of a Small Business Area Leader …

My role within Business Banking is to support and develop small business managers to on-board and grow our new start up customers across the East London community. I play a key role in encouraging and motivating our small business…

A day in the life of a Relationship Support Manager…

I have worked within Business Banking for 11 years. I am here to help build the relationship with the clients and to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible for them.

A New Dynamic

Is it possible to have perfect work – life balance? Discover all about Dynamic Working at Barclays.

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Premier and Wealth experiences

Kamila Samin, BUK Wealth & Investments

I joined Barclays in August 2017 on the Wealth & Investments Graduate Scheme. For my first rotation, I was fortunate enough to be placed in a Front Office team, supporting Wealth Managers as they build and grow client relationships. I developed a range of skills including presentation, analysis and a greater understanding of the wider […]

An Do, BI Private Bank & Overseas Services

As a graduate in Wealth Business Management, I am involved in many projects across multiple teams. Following the split of our Wealth business, I keep track of business meetings as part of our ongoing review of organisational governance. And liaising with team heads means I get to see how different teams work together to deliver […]

From problematic plums with Mary Berry to back massages from Claudia Winkleman, Josie Ingram has been cooking up a storm on the BBC.

If the millions of food snaps splashed over social media prove anything, it’s that we are a nation who loves to share our food. For some of us, dinnertime not only involves cooking, but capturing the results of our culinary endeavours for all our followers to see. We might expect our foodie photos to clock […]

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Digital & Innovation stories

Women in tech: what does it all mean?

  I ask myself that exact question all the time. Being a Principal Designer of customer experience at Barclays, my job is to look at our end-to-end service design across all of our channels, improving and developing digital banking so that it fits seamlessly around people’s lives. So that’s where I fit in to the […]

Managing Barclay’s digital future

I’ve been at Barclays for over two years now. I joined the business straight from university where I’d studied Geography. Starting out on the Tech and Innovation programme involving four rotations: the first, user experience design; a spell with the …

Staying in touch with our customers’ needs

I’d originally applied for the Marketing graduate programme. While I was doing my economics degree, I was working for a consultancy firm taking care of the sales and marketing side of things so this seemed to make sense. However…

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