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Northern Powerhouse Partnership

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Northern Powerhouse Partnership
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Helping to deliver the Northern Powerhouse

Barclays and the UK Government have agreed key priorities to deliver economic growth, champion the region and sharpen efforts to help its connectivity. More broadly, we want to promote and celebrate major projects in the North which really help to demonstrate the tangible growth of the Northern economy.

Barclays £500m Northern Powerhouse Growth Fund 

In May 2018, our Group CEO, Jes Staley announced the launch of our £500m Northern Powerhouse Growth Fund for SMEs across the North of England, our latest commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. The fund has been specifically allocated for small and medium sized businesses to help them with cashflow, expansion and investment for growth. Further details about the launch of the fund and why we’re serious about supporting business across the North of England can be found here

Supporting apprentices in the North

In May 2018, during his visit to the North East, Group CEO Jes Staley visited Barclays’ Sunderland-based Contact Centre to meet Skybranch colleagues and chat to apprentices about the benefits of gaining valuable work experience alongside studying for a qualification.

Confirming that future hiring at the bank’s Sunderland and Liverpool centres will have a clear focus on apprenticeships, Jes said: “Our apprentices are a vital asset to our business, and we’re determined to continue our investment in these high quality jobs.

“We’ve discovered at Barclays that the ‘can-do’ attitude our apprentices have means they are excellent at helping our customers and clients, so from now on every time we hire a new retail entry level colleague in Sunderland or Liverpool, we will actively look to give someone the life-changing career opportunity that a quality apprenticeship provides.”

Northern Powerhouse Partners

In summer 2016, we became one of the inaugural partners of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partners Scheme, the main forum for the UK Government and business to work together in championing the North of England. Barclays and the UK Government have agreed key priorities to deliver economic growth, champion the region and sharpen efforts to help its connectivity. More broadly, we want to promote and celebrate major projects in the North which really help to demonstrate the tangible growth of the Northern economy.

For further information on the Partners scheme, please visit the Government’s website

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