The thing I love most about my job… is my team. We are a close-knit bunch and make each other laugh a lot. The laughter brings us all together and helps relieve the stress from the different projects. We’re also lucky to have such a beautiful campus here at Radbroke; it’s nice and open with lots of places to go for a walk.
The most difficult part of my job… is managing everyone’s expectations. We have a lot of different projects, which are all high priority and all have very similar timelines. I think communication is important. If we all work together and share our difficulties, we can devise an effective schedule.
I started working for Barclays… when I was 16, four weeks after completing my GCSEs. I came to an open evening here at Radbroke and met with a bunch of different companies, such as Aldi and Bentley, who were advertising apprenticeships.
Barclays seemed like the most interesting scheme, and was definitely the one that appealed most to me. I was encouraged by the fact they offered apprentices an opportunity to obtain a degree, something I am currently working towards. As I started my studies early, I’m on track to get my qualification a year before my friends from school.
After applying I was invited for an assessment day, where we completed a number of tasks, so Barclays could gauge our strengths and weaknesses. The following week I was accepted onto the scheme.