Barclays’ employees are an important part of how we deliver our Shared Growth Ambition.
Whether helping to develop products and services that create a positive societal impact and a commercial return, or helping customers and communities gain financial, digital or employability skills, everyone within our business has a role to play in sharing their time, skills and expertise.
Employees become Digital Eagles – helping others to gain online confidence, they mentor and coach entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, they design innovative products and services delivering societal impact and they volunteer their time and skills to support others.
To find out more of this in practice, follow Barclays graduate Elizabeth as she blogs about her work supporting non-profits to capacity build and develop financial management strategies.
Barclays Citizenship Awards
The Citizenship Awards recognise and celebrate Barclays’ employees who go above and beyond in their commitments to exemplify what Citizenship means at Barclays.
In 2016, almost 900 nominations were received, celebrating the vast and outstanding Citizenship work of more than 2,100 employees. The regional awards ceremonies in Hong Kong, London and New York honoured all our finalists and saw 12 winners, chosen by an external judging panel, celebrated for their contributions to Barclays and wider society.
At the ceremony in London, Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “This focus on having a positive impact in our communities is not new to Barclays, or indeed our people. It’s been part of our DNA for hundreds of years and it’s one of the reasons I’m proud to lead this institution”
Barclays is a business built on our people and we are proud of the exceptional contributions that our extraordinary people make to bring to life our Citizenship ambitions.