Graduate Programme Overview

If you’re a recent graduate or soon-to-be graduate join us and unlock a world of carefully curated experiences, knowledge, and connections to shape your career. Along the way, you can expect all the training and support you need to make your mark on the world. Put simply, we’ll empower you to help determine how we do things and where we go next. Our graduates are a vital part of our success, and we welcome applications from people from all walks of life. Whoever you are and wherever you want to join us, if you’re curious, creative and ambitious, this is a world in which you can truly belong.


Why the Investment Banking Graduate Programme?

Banking provides comprehensive financial advisory, capital raising, financing and risk management services to corporations, governments and financial institutions worldwide. We take an integrated approach to client coverage, providingour clients with access to bankers who have industry and geography specific expertise across all investment banking products.

As a Banking graduate, you will be working with our Coverage and Mergers and Acquisition teams. Here. you’ll come up with the answers to our clients’ most strategic questions. Advising a broad range of corporate clients, you’ll deliver holistic, structured solutions that help our clients deliver on their goals; whether that’s through mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, structured solutions or risk management.


The chance to make an impact 

After several weeks of intensive training to start, you’ll join one of our industry, product or geographic groups and start working on live deals and business development projects right away. Within small deal teams, you’ll quickly play an important role on a variety of demanding assignments. You may work on: 

  • Financial analysis and modelling
  • Valuation
  • Industry research Business evaluation and strategic assessment
  • Business and idea generation
  • External and internal stakeholder communication

1-2 year targeted, fast-track programme focused on developing specialist technical expertise.

Investment Banking at Barclays

Barclays is one of the world’s top-tier investment banks. We are one of the only non-US, full-service rivals to the biggest US investment banks. And being headquartered in Europe gives us a unique advantage. We think and act differently. From Hong Kong to Houston, and Tel Aviv to Tokyo, everyone at Barclays enjoys a real sense of purpose, because they work for a business that fosters innovation, champions sustainability, and deploys finance responsibly for the common good and the long term.

Who we’re looking for

To be considered for this programme, you must be motivated and curious with a degree or expected degree in any area. Language requirements: fluent in English and German.

Ideally, you’ll have an interest in business and finance.You’ll possess a good work ethic and be keen to learn and develop your skill set, allowing you to deliver the best products to our clients.We value resourcefulness, teamwork, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit, all of which might be showcased through your involvement in extracurricular activities.

Barclays Europe

We’ve had a presence in Europe almost as long as there’s been a Barclays. So, we’re building on solid foundations, leveraging our embedded talent, in 10 locations across the region allowing us to draw on a wealth of local and regional insight.

Working in Frankfurt

Our new Frankfurt office is based in the heart of the new business district in the Taunus Turm. It boasts modern, collaborative workspaces and offers a gym, several different food outlets close by and direct access to a large park.

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Application deadline: Ongoing Starting date: Ongoing