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Technology Aspiring Developer Graduate Programme

Knutsford, Cheshire
Closing date
16 Nov 2023

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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.

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

Why the Aspiring Developer Graduate programme?

Stand on the shoulders of the giants who’ve achieved some of the world’s biggest technological breakthroughs as an Aspiring Developer. At Barclays, we know technology is crucial to our success, so we foster a culture where innovation thrives. It’s why we invest as much – if not more – in technology than the world’s leading tech companies. It’s why we’ll invest so much in you if you join our team.

Real responsibility, right away

Our Aspiring Developer Programme will train you to code and develop the software that will help solve complex banking problems and be vital to the way we all live tomorrow. This is an opportunity for people who want to make a real difference in a fast-moving world. You don’t need to know how to code or have a background in technology. Throughout your programme, we’ll give you the tools to:

• Lay the foundation for a meaningful career in a global technology business

• Learn how to develop world-first applications for customers and clients

• Develop the skills to code, whatever your background.

Technology at Barclays

Why build a career in Technology in our global business? Because this is where some of the industry’s biggest innovations were born – and you could create the next. Join us and work alongside industry experts who are behind major leaps in FinTech. You’ll be following our innovative learning programme which includes on-the-job training and valuable hands-on experience. 

Come and work side by side with the brains behind our tech. This is more than just learning how to code; you’ll take on real, challenging work from the very start as you design, install, test and maintain new and existing systems. Together, let's continue designing innovative solutions, products and services for our colleagues, clients and customers around the world.

What we are looking for:

To be considered for this programme, you must be motivated, curious and keen to problem solve with a strong degree or expected degree – in any area (without coding as an outcome of your qualification).

Ideally, you would also have: 

An interest in working in technology with a passion to deliver the next technological breakthrough, and the ability to act as a bridge between the business and technology teams.

Working at Knutsford

Set in a stunning 64-acre site, Barclays Technology Centre Radbroke in Knutsford, Cheshire, is a tech hub like no other. The campus has tennis courts, gardens and even bee hives, as well as the latest in technology systems, equipment, and development. Radbroke is our biggest tech hub and our 24/7 command centre. Radbroke is also where game-changing technology firsts are dreamt up and brought to life. Behind our world-leading innovations is a 3,500-strong team: some of the world’s best tech minds who are re-defining the future of finance, each and every day. It’s an incredibly diverse community with talents in all kinds of areas, from academics to project masterminds to people who build robots.

Barclays will accept applications from candidate who require visa sponsorship to work in the UK


It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, 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.


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