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Bridge to Barclays

Programme name:

Bridge to Barclays (Pre-Apprenticeship programme with Barclays and supported by Odgers)  


Technology roles in the Financial Sector 

Corporate partner:


Where the programme will run:

Glasgow and Cheshire (or surrounding regions) 

Key Stage:

5,  S5/S6 in Scotland

Year group:


Number of students from each

school who can take part:



There is no limit to the number of student places you can request, however you must ensure that the students you select meet the criteria stated below. The final number of students taking part in the programme will be decided upon discussion with The Talent Foundry. 

Student criteria for taking part in the programme:












We are looking for students to take part in this programme who have the following qualities and interests:  


  • Students should have a questioning mindset and be logical thinkers. 

  • Students should be passionate about technology. 

  • Students should be analytical thinkers who love solving problems. 

  • Students should like using data to answer questions, and want to find ways to use data more effectively 


This is a programme to support young people with their applications to Higher Apprenticeships. 


Students should therefore be on track to achieve relevant predicted grades and be interested in completing a Higher-level degree apprenticeship with Barclays. 

Location of programme:

Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

Duration of the programme:

5 x 2 hours workshops

Requirements from school:


One member of staff to attend each session (virtually) accompanying students, completing and submitting relevant booking form and monitoring behaviour in line with the school's online code of conduct 

Cost of programme:


















We have partnered with Barclays and Odgers to run a new and exciting 'pre-apprenticeship' programme for Year 13 students. 


This pre-apprenticeship programme will give students (who should have an interest in applying for apprenticeships once they leave school) the opportunity to gain an insight into a number of different departments and roles at Barclays, whilst being mentored by a professional facilitator from The Talent Foundry, and experts from Barclays and Odgers. 


They will learn more about the apprenticeships on offer at the company, hone in on key employability skills required to thrive at Barclays, and learn directly from Barclays professionals through targeted activities about the different roles. 


In addition to the four sessions with Barclays, we have also partnered with international head hunters Odgers to offer students a free workshop where they will be coached through a range of activities on how to stand out from the crowd in an interview! More details will be sent on this opportunity once your students have secured a place on the programme. 

Relevant Gatsby Benchmarks:


Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information.

Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees.

How to book:


Call to speak to a member of our dedicated Schools Liaison Team on 0207 148 0934 to check eligibility and then submit a booking form here.

How places are allocated:


Places will be allocated according to the student criteria listed above, following discussions with schools in our target market (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding).