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Barclays – Insight into Financial Service Operations
16th - 27th April 2018

A great opportunity for a service leaver to see what life is like in Barclays and the FS World

Work Placement Description

This is a unique opportunity created through the Barclays AFTER (Armed Forces Transition Employment Resettlement) programme. The two week placement will offer individuals currently serving in the military valuable experience that will assist with their transition into civilian employment within the Financial Services sector. Successful candidates will:

Gain a unique insight into how a financial institution operates

Have the opportunity to network with individuals across the businesses and functional areas

Develop tangible career skills including CV enhancement and interview techniques

The rotation will be split between key business and functional areas and will aim to cover the following:

Introduction to Barclays

Interview and CV Skills

Human Resources / Learning & Development

Change & Lean


Compliance and Risk

Customer Interface (how we interact)

Products (what solutions we offer)

This might involve an overview of retail banking services, credit & mortgages, investments etc followed by visits to the sales force who market and support those solutions- PB, Premier, Corporate etc.

** Final rotation will be confirmed closer to the placement date

** Additional 1 day available for a deep dive into a department of your choice

Criteria for successful candidates:

Applicants must still be serving whilst undertaking the placement

Placement would suit –  entry  to middle management level

Candidates must be available for the duration of the placement i.e. 16th April 2018 – 27th April 2018

Planning to resettle in Scotland


Interested applicants should send a Covering Letter outlining motivations for applying and a CV, (incl a contact number and current address) interested candidates are advised to apply as early as possible to ensure they secure a spot on the placements.  Closing date 5 March 18.

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