Joining Barclays as a full-time employee is even better than Pauline imagined before participating in Encore! “The community at Barclays is absolutely wonderful," Pauline enthuses. “Any person in any role, whether it's someone at the coffee station or colleagues in my department—you ask for help, there's no hesitation. Everyone supports one another."
Clare adds that because there are so many cross applications in various business sectors, she would encourage applicants from various backgrounds—including those outside of finance—to consider applying for Encore! “Many people have different skill sets, experiences, and diverse perspectives. Even if you weren’t in financial services but you managed people or were in Operations, for example, you can easily build on that experience in Encore!”
Applications for the 2018 Encore! programme in New York and London have closed.