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Rewards and benefits

Benefits available to our employees include performance incentives, private healthcare and flexible working. We also offer up to 30 days’ holiday a year, depending on where you're based.


As well as a competitive, industry-benchmarked salary, many employees benefit from a discretionary annual performance incentive. The amount individuals receive depends on their own performance as well as that of the organisation.


Not everyone can work standard office hours five days a week. That’s why we try to help employees achieve a work/life balance through flexible working practices.

These can include part-time working arrangements and the opportunity to take a career break. The options available to colleagues will depend on individual circumstances, local policy and legislative requirements, and the demands and priorities of the division or function in which employees are based.

Community investment

Our matched payroll giving scheme offers employees a tax-efficient way of donating to their favourite charities, with donations taken from pre-tax pay. Employees are also encouraged to share their time and skills to support the causes that mean the most to them, with paid time away from work for volunteering, and grants towards community projects available.


Barclays offers a raft of health and wellbeing benefits. Many employees qualify for a medical expenses scheme, offering the comfort of access to private healthcare treatment.

An employee assistance programme also gives colleagues free and confidential advice on work or home worries. And to help promote vitality across the business, Barclays employees can enjoy corporate discounts with a number of major health clubs near their home or place of work, in many parts of the world.

Employee networks

To support diversity across the business, Barclays facilitates a range of employee networks. Among these are the Spectrum Network, for those with an interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, and the Reach Network, for those with an interest in disability issues.


Employees in certain parts of the world benefit from YOUniquely Barclays – a range of Barclays’ products and services offered to employees on preferential terms. This includes banking products, insurance and travel services at highly competitive rates.

The Barclays Buy-A-Car scheme capitalises on the organisation’s buying power to get valuable discounts on Mercedes, Toyota and Renault vehicles for colleagues. And the You at Work online service offers discounts on a variety of products to suit all tastes, from theatre tickets to beauty treatments and high street shopping.


Barclays Sharepurchase programme is a flexible, tax-free opportunity for UK-based employees to buy Barclays shares with either a lump sum or through regular payments.

A Sharesave monthly savings plan offers a chance to buy Barclays shares at a discount of up to 20 per cent. Colleagues can invest over a period of either three, five or seven years, building up savings which can be spent on Barclays shares at a preferential price at the end of the agreement.