Barclays Internship Going from Strength to Strength

Posted at 2:49 pm on 17th October, 2018

Flixton Girls School is now entering it’s fourth year of student participation with Barclays internship programme; continuing the schools’ links with its students and prestigious companies. The collaboration with Barclays Bank Operations in Piccadilly Place, central Manchester enables students to develop workplace skills, during this yearlong programme.       

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The programme is launched to year 9 students at the end of their academic year. Those wishing to be considered had to write a letter of application. Successful applicants were then shortlisted for interview by Barclay’s staff, whom they will be working alongside.


This year’s successful applicants are Daisy Hustwitt and Ellie Hulme and they will shortly begin their one day a week placement with Barclays Bank Operations.

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Barclays devised the internship programme to give all candidates a full and varied overview of Barclays Business. They will work 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 students will be expected to deliver a presentation to representatives of Barclays and FGS; to explain what they gained from each department.


Daisy and Ellie said they were really looking forward to commencing their placements and hope to use the skills learnt in school to put into practice in the workplace.


Denise Roberts from Barclays Bank Operations said; ‘We are delighted to be progressing into our fourth successful year of the Barclays Internship Programme with Flixton Girls.  Both I and Jen Murphy were very impressed with the new applicants’ interview skills and attitude towards the programme. We are looking forward to them commencing their placement shortly.’


Well done to all those chosen for interview; Mrs Hazeldine and Mrs Bates had a difficult choice shortlisting from all those who submitted applications this year. Congratulations to Daisy and Ellie; we wish them well in their first steps beyond the classroom and into the work place.