A new approach to graduates

2003

UK banking giant Barclays has introduced a radically different approach to graduate recruitment.

Rather than offer the traditional graduate training programme, the bank is giving new graduates just one one year to prove themselves in a job.

According to David Benson, emerging talent strategy consultant at Barclays, "We refocused our graduate programme as we decided that it did not work. It was expensive and was stalling graduate careers. It was two-and-a-half years’ investment with very little return."

People Management | Graduate strategy revamped