Stanmore College students were delighted to have employers take time out of their busy lives to attend and speak to them about future opportunities in banking.
They enjoyed hearing information about Barclays Bank such as the Bank is known globally for financial services. It operates in 38 countries, has over 81,000 employees and has a 330 year history.
There are many different roles and departments within Barclays such as analytics, technology, payments, governance , legal, project management and relationship marketing.
Toni, an Barclays grad scheme employee in her second year informed them of the scheme. It runs for 3 years and allows participants the opportunity to experience many roles, gain various skills and network due to the schemes 6 month rotation process. Employees on the grad scheme go through various roles throughout the company. This allows them to find out what area of the business they enjoy most.
In Toni’s view, and from her experience, some of the most important skills you need for work can be learnt from college such as teamwork and time management.
Barclays also offers apprenticeship opportunities and have a website dedicated on life skills to help people improve on themselves, their skills and their confidence.
If you want an advantage over other candidates check out Barclays Lifeskills as these free courses can be added to your CV!
Thank you to all employers who attended the event.
Stephen Brown – Business Manager to Abdul Qureshi (MD Product & Platforms, Barclays Business)
Antonia Major – Product & Propositions Manager (Grad Scheme)
Ketan Dattani and he is the CEO of Buckingham Futures
Barry Mitchell CeMAP , Senior Consultant, For & On Behalf of Lightside
Jon Pentel from Pen Telecom Limited
Dwayne Charles- he is an entrepreneur
This is just one such career that a Business study programme can lead to; check out our business courses if you are interested in a career in this area.