Have you explored a career in finance?

By Future TalentEd

Roles in finance come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Could one of them be right for you?

To help young people explore careers in financial services, Barclays LifeSkills has created a series of short films that can be used as a source of inspiration and practical information. They feature staff from across Barclays talking about their jobs — their education pathway, what they love about their role, and the core transferable skills they need (from communication to problem solving and creativity). 

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"I never set out to work in finance, but there are so many roles available. I now work in a role where I’m able to give back — and I really love that" Yaa, Sustainability Team, Barclays

Three reasons to consider a finance career

1. Diverse roles and specialisms

The financial industry spans many different sectors and jobs, and provides global opportunities for graduates and school leavers; example roles highlighted in the LifeSkills videos include ‘business advisor’ and ‘events co-ordinator’.

2. Ongoing learning and progression

In finance, the pace tends to be fast and the environment dynamic. There are clear progression routes, many in-house training programmes and opportunities to gain industry-specific qualifications.

3. High earning potential

Salaries in the financial industry tend to be above average. The most generous salaries in 2021 are those on offer from the investment banks, according to The Graduate Market in 2021.

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These insights were brought to you by Future TalentEd magazine.

This piece was first featured in our Spring 2021 issue of Future TalentEd magazine for careers leaders, parents and students.

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