Barclays Internship Going from Strength to Strength - Update

Posted at 1:34 pm on 4th June, 2019

Flixton Girls School year 10 students Ellie Hulme and Daisy Hustwitt have now successfully completed their year long workplace skills programme with Barclays Bank Operations in Piccadilly Place, central Manchester.

Barclays devised the internship programme to provide young people with a full and varied overview of Barclays Business. They worked in a variety of different departments such as bonds, ISA, operational oversight, customer requests, business and personal insolvency and loan preparation.

As a conclusion to their internship both students each delivered a presentation to over ten representatives of Barclays and FGS staff; providing feedback on their individual projects ‘Joint to Sole’ and ‘Closed Accounts’.

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Daisy and Ellie said they really enjoyed their placements and wanted to thank all the staff for their help and support.

Jennifer Murphy Team Leader within Customer Requests at Barclays Service Company said; ‘My colleagues and I really appreciated the time and effort your students put into their final presentations. They have been absolutely fantastic throughout their time here, a real credit to the school, a few of the team were a little teary when they left! We’re looking forward to the next run of students in September.’

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Daisy said: ‘The whole application through to internship placement has helped my confidence and opened my eyes to the world of work. As well as obtaining an appreciation of how complex banking rules and regulations can be.’

Mrs Bates, Work Experience and Key Stage 5 Transition Coordinator said: ‘I am very proud of Ellie and Daisy for all their hard work and commitment to the Barclays programme. Hopefully they will take away everything that Barclays has taught them and carry that with them through to their future careers. They have been an absolute delight to have on the programme and my final words are congratulations and good luck for your futures you will go far.’