Application Process

We’ve created this site so that you can look at roles, read stories from people, explore business areas and generally get a good feel for what we’re like and what a career with Barclays could mean for you.
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How To Apply
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With so many career paths available, the application experience may vary slightly depending on the role, but many aspects remain the same.
We’ve outlined a few typical steps below to help you understand what to expect.

Step 1

For ease, speed and convenience for you, all our vacancies use an online application form, where you’ll also be asked to upload your CV.

Step 2

You will be invited to complete a few online assessments. These aren’t designed to test you, they’re there to give you an insight to the culture of Barclays, see if we’re a good match and highlight any development you will need to be even more successful in your role. For some more specialist roles you could be asked to take part in a telephone interview.

Step 3

At the final stage, you’ll be invited to attend a face-to-face interview (for our temporary roles we do this through a video link) but before this we’ll send you a useful pack which gives great advice on how to prepare. At the interview we really want to get to know you, understand more about your experience and how you are right for the role

To help us progress your application as quickly as possible, please bring with you the supporting documentation that we require (download our checklist  for information on what you’ll need to bring.)

Step 4

Following your interview, we’ll aim to update you as soon as possible (ideally between 1-2 weeks). For updates or queries, you can always contact us via our helpdesk – phone, webchat or email. If it’s good news, you’ll be asked for some extra information to enable us to complete our screening process.

This will be done over two stages:

Stage One
We’ll conduct a credit check, sanctions check, CIFAS check and a basic criminal record check. You can only start working with us after you pass these, so please provide the information as quickly as you can.

Stage Two
These involve checks that will continue after you’ve joined, and must be completed in your first eight weeks. You’ll get a full reminder of what we need but do download our checklist.

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