Summer Analyst - Cards and Payments

by Barclays

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • I co-ordinated Return to Office for the Barclays Platforms Team, working closely with the rest of the Business Management team. I gathered information from Real Estate and Group Technology, surveyed Return to Office requirements/preferences for employees and prepared presentations for Senior Leadership weekly.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • My organisational and presentation skills have improved significantly. I have become a confident networker and learnt how to present myself in meetings with senior staff.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was very lucky that my line manager and head of department were very trusting in me. I was given the opportunity to present to senior management regularly and I always felt my role was meaningful and made a difference.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I had daily meetings with my line manager, who was hugely supportive. I always felt I could reach out to anyone in the Business Management team for support and guidance.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Positive - everyone was very enthusiastic to meet new interns and genuinely wanted you to learn and succeed.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I really enjoyed it - I met fantastic people and had the opportunity to do much meaningful work.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Barclays
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Barclays to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Barclays
  • Listen to feedback - everyone there has more experience than you and wants you to succeed so don't let your ego stunt your progress.

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Retail, Business Management

South East

October 2021

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