One of the IFSD's major employers, Barclays is launching the
UK's first ever
degree-level apprenticeship in Banking later this year. It will
encourage a wider range of people from any background or age to
enter the industry and for Barclays, it will create new pathways
for the bank's apprenticeship programme, including Corporate
Banking and Wealth Management.
While apprenticeships are now available in a growing range of
sectors, research shows only 37 per cent of parents are aware of
apprenticeships in the financial sector.
Mike Thompson, Head of Apprentices for Barclays said: "We
want people of all ages and backgrounds to consider a career
in banking - a sector we know is traditionally viewed as something
only university graduates work in. That's why we plan to launch
the UK's first degree-level apprenticeship in Banking;
to open up banking to people from all backgrounds, allowing
them to earn and learn, without racking up student debt."
The new apprenticeship standard will be a programme with the
option to do a degree or equivalent (level 6) qualification. The
range of pathways covered include: Corporate/Business Banking,
Operations, Workplace Pensions, Investment Banking, Investment
Management and Retail Banking.
More at www.barclays.co.uk/apprenticeships