Your Foundation Apprenticeship framework

Our program structure is tied to how we train leaders across Barclays – as well as being shaped by junior talent feedback from our annual Happiness Index survey. It means you get exactly the right training to become a future leader, and you stay happy and supported in the process.

Click on the different colored segments of the wheel to find out more.


Through our Early Careers we build close working relationships with junior talent. We work to understand interests, ambitions, strengths and development.   

How will we do that?

  • Apprentice career coach support
  • Line manager support
  • Performance feedback
  • Wellbeing support
  • Recognition program


We encourage junior talent to get involved in activities across the bank, providing constant sources of inspiration. We encourage you to think more widely than your current role and understand how you can have a meaningful career at Barclays.

How will we do that?

  • Inspirational tech speakers
  • ExCo engagement
  • Barclays induction
  • Peer-to-Peer learning
  • Citizenship opportunities


We aim to provide constant challenges and opportunities to stretch ability, so that junior talent are continuously growing, learning and developing.

How will we do that?

  • Pluralsight training
  • Safari books access
  • Business-specific technical training
  • Global curriculum


Our programs provide junior talent with the opportunity to build a dynamic network of peers, leaders, mentors, coaches and sponsors across all areas of the bank.

How will we do that?

  • Apprentice buddy
  • Mentoring program
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Apprentice alumni
  • Early careers portal
  • Networking events
  • Diversity & Inclusion networks


We collect continuous feedback from junior talent to ensure our programs are constantly evolving and improving.

How will we do that?

  • Happiness Index Engagement survey
  • Training/events feedback & focus groups


We build on the tech-savvy mindsets our junior talent already hold to ensure they are constantly bringing new ideas, fresh thinking and creating opportunities for our clients, customers, colleagues - and the communities we serve.

How will we do that?

  • Tech overview sessions
  • Hackathons
  • Group presentations

Experiential – this means ‘learning by doing’

  • Desk specific training
  • Access to interactive online learning content
  • Team integration
  • Regular feedback
  • Social impact projects
  • Immersive skills and leadership experience

Social – this means ‘learning through others’

  • Early careers portal
  • Buddy program
  • Mentors
  • Peer to peer learning
  • D&I networks

Formal – this means ‘classroom-style’ learning

  • Technical training
  • Global curriculum
  • Professional qualifications - program dependent