A Career in Barclays UK | Demystifying the Reality

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Talk about banking and what springs to mind for many people is smart suits, bank tellers endless spreadsheets and a long list of obscure acronyms and financial jargon. But while the occasional spreadsheet might cross your desk, the world of retail banking has radically evolved over the past decade – there’s a world of opportunities to explore.

At Barclays, we’re passionate about building a diverse team with a broad range of skills and experiences – it’s what allows us to continually adapt in a fast-changing world. We’re looking for people who can bring fresh thinking in areas as varied as digital innovation, environmental responsibility, and helping people through the cost-of-living crisis, so we can continue to make money work for our customers and meet their changing needs.

Join our webinar and meet the people who can tell you what it really feels like to work at Barclays today. You’ll hear colleagues share their personal experience of a number of different roles where we currently have vacancies, and learn about the diverse range of skills that they brought with them. You’ll also find out what we look for when we recruit new colleagues – it might not be what you’d expect.

3 Key takeaways:

  • Hear what it’s really like to be a colleague at Barclays
  • Get a taste of the broad range of opportunities available to build your career in Barclays UK
  • Find out if you have some of the diverse range of skills that Barclays is looking for in external candidates.


Sidney Wagner

Sidney is responsible for the successful delivery of the end-to-end broker journey for our intermediary partners on the Barclays panel. 

Sidney is a multi-disciplined and innovative leader with over 20 years of financial services experience, holding positions in Customer Network, Regional and Head Office departments. He has an extremely strong and proven track record of delivering sustainable business growth and successfully leading motivated and talented teams through organisational change. His exposure to the many different facets of the organisation has ensured his primary customer and client focus is partnered by an extremely strong strategic awareness.

Michael ShermanMD Customer Strategy and Commercial Delivery

Michael Sherman is the MD of Customer Strategy and Commercial Delivery for Barclays Bank UK, covering all Marketing, Data and Analytics and Complex Programme management. Michael is a sitting member on Barclays Transformation Committee and is the lead for driving the Operating Committee.  

In addition to Michael’s executive role at Barclays, Michael is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board for Ocado Group.  Michael is both an active member of the nominating committee and the audit committee.  Michael also plays a key role in the effort to continue to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within Ocado. Prior to joining Barclays, Michael was on BT Group’s Executive Committee in the role of Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer.  In Michael’s role, he was responsible for developing BT’s Agile transformation programme and lead key strategic decisions for M&A, strategic investments, and business priorities. 

Natalie Ojevah – Eagle Labs Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Business Banking

Natalie leads the banks’ first external programme dedicated to black-led businesses; now having completed its third year, which sees founders go through a 12-week programme with expert-led business strategy masterclasses, all designed to set their business on the road to success, which culminates in a demo day showcase to celebrate at the end of the programme.

Natalie started in business as a start up manager and naturally progressed to become a ‘BBM4’ relationship manager in Croydon. 18 months later she joined the Eagle Labs team as an Ecosystem Manager in one of the London Eagle lab locations, where the ideation of the Black Founders Accelerator was created and delivered, side of desk.

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Join us virtually for an unmissable evening to hear from our partners and your potential employers, discussing insights into their company and career paths. We’re covering Creative, Finance, Technology and much more. Be the first to hear about new roles and build relationships with recruiters.

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This is THE chance to step away from the day-to-day and immerse yourself in the latest expertise to reimagine the world around us. You’ll leave with jam-packed insight and personal tactics to elevate your career while uplifting those around you.

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