Barclays has been named Graduate Employer of Choice in Finance at the Times Graduate Recruitment Awards 2011.
The UK newspaper conducted interviews with over 17,000 final-year university students and asked which employers, within specific career areas and sectors, they most wanted to work for.
Barclays was recognised for its Future Leaders Development Programme (FLDP), which recruits graduates for Global Retail Banking (GRB) and Group Centre.
In the cross-industry Top 100 Graduate Employers League Table, Barclays is ranked 14th, up from 17th last year.
Karel Leeflang, HR Director, Strategy & Global Expertise, Barclays GRB, said: “I feel proud of GRB and our FLDP team for their fantastic efforts.
“Of course this is not just about winning an award but really recognition that we are doing some cool things and getting recognised for it internally and externally.”