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Company profile

Barclays is a banking and financial services company based in London, UK with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. They have around 48 million customers in over 50 countries.

Our challenge

To design and deliver a work-based management degree programme, which aligns to their Higher Apprentice in Leadership & Management programme, to ensure that both individual and organisational needs are met.

Our solution

We developed an innovative three year work-based BA (Hons) Management & Leadership degree, which is delivered by our Faculty of Business and Law through a mixture of face-to-face contact via residential study blocks, access to online learning materials, the provision of a personal tutor contact and a Barclays business mentor providing guidance and support whilst on programme.

We are proud to be one of the first universities in the UK to launch the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship with Barclays in October 2015. So now, the programme is further enhanced by offering the apprentice the opportunity to not only achieve a degree but acquire Chartered Manager status with the Chartered Management Institute, and receive the final award of the Degree Apprenticeship.

What Barclays say

"Barclays is very excited to be part of the new Degree Apprenticeship Programme in Leadership and Management. It will allow us to use the very best academic resources available to develop and grow future leaders across Barclays.

“The degree apprenticeship offers an alternative pathway to attain a degree for those that don’t want to or cannot go to university. It supports our vision of allowing anyone who has the right attitude and aptitude to progress and develop their career no matter what background they are from."

Mike Thompson, Director for Early Careers – Personal & Corporate Banking, Barclays plc

Find out more about this programme on the Barclays website.