Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital

Also: BarCap

Barclays Capital is the world leading investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, employing over 20,000 people globally.

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Barclays Capital aim to provide a truly global working environment; their teams are integrated across the world, creating a stimulating culture, giving you the chance to develop your career and work with colleagues internationally.

They hire and encourage the brightest talent, and since they place so much value on individual initiative, you will have every opportunity to flourish and prosper. As soon as you arrive at Barclays Capital, you will gain an excellent understanding of the financial markets they operate in, as well as the products, instruments and services they offer. This provides you with a fantastic base on which to build more in-depth specialist expertise relevant to your chosen business area.

The initial training programme takes your learning one step further, incorporating practical applications through a variety of case studies, workshops and presentations. Career progression opportunities and training are offered in various fields like Sales, Trading, Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Risk Management or Strategy and Planning groups.

Initial classes will include comprehensive product training, accounting, and Excel. You may also cover soft skills, such as pitchbook writing, selling and negotiating, and research report writing. Once you join your department, you’ll receive comprehensive training in specialist subjects relevant to your role. You will also be encouraged to further your development by obtaining appropriate professional qualifications.

What exactly makes our working culture stand out? In a nutshell, it’s the way our working culture allows our people to stand out. An organisation as creative and diverse as ours is never short of opinions. And we’re quick to recognise initiative and innovation, wherever it comes from. More to the point, we give credit where it’s due.

If you have an idea that drives the business forward, it’s great for all of us, but it’s still your idea. So you can expect all the recognition and reward such enterprise deserves. The result is a collective and dynamic pioneering spirit that relies on every individual’s contribution and where each employee is encouraged to play an intrinsic part in our success.

Ours is a culture that values talent over tenure. Strength of thinking over length of service. Meritocracy over hierarchy. Diversity and Inclusion policy, click here to read more about it

Our Programmes
Most firms will tell you that graduates are key to their success. But few can demonstrate a level of commitment to match ours. Senior managers across Barclays Capital are intrinsically involved in training, giving you a remarkable degree of insight and exposure from the moment you join us.

Our programmes start with an intensive introduction to the firm, our products, instruments and services, and the wider financial markets. You’ll gain more than a theoretical understanding, however, with a variety of case studies, workshops and presentations giving you invaluable practical knowledge and skills. You can also expect comprehensive role-specific training, plus soft skills development.

Entry level: Depending on your area of interest, level and stage of study, you can apply for an internship or full time position at one of the following levels.

Analysts fulfil a multitude of roles across the business. To become an Analyst at Barclays Capital you need at least an outstanding undergraduate degree, possibly a masters. For our full time roles, work experience gained through internships can also be an advantage. Applicants need to be highly intelligent and numerate, with strong communication skills. Fluency in more than one language is an asset for some roles, and the ability to work as part of a team is essential.

Associates work across the business and provide a combination of academic and professional expertise. As a result, in order to join Barclays Capital as an Associate, we expect you to have or be studying towards a Masters in Finance or MBA at a business school, along with a period of professional work experience in which you can demonstrate evidence of progression, responsibility in terms of project work, teamwork and leadership, international awareness / exposure, etc. As one of our Associates we will give you.

Our quantitative associates perform highly technical roles, working with and developing the mathematical models used in our daily trading and risk management activities. Working closely with traders and other experts they develop the programmes and models that we need to stay at the cutting edge of our business. Candidates for quantitative associate positions should be studying for or have completed a PhD or equivalent in a highly technical discipline such as Maths, Physics or Engineering.

Internships: An internship is an excellent way for you to gain an understanding of Barclays Capital, and possibly secure a full time position on successful completion of your degree. Available at both Analyst and Associate level, internships last around ten weeks and most commonly take place over the summer.

There are a range of different internship opportunities in which you can make your mark. Wherever you find yourself, you'll develop insight and understanding of our business and our industry.

You will develop a more in -depth, specialized expertise of the financial services industry and learn how Barclays Capital’s unique business model relates to the markets. In addition, you will develop a core understanding of the financial services that we offer our clients, our culture and our core values. By the end of the program, our goal is to provide every summer intern with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the Firm as a full-time employee. To apply:

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    E14 4BB
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