Barclays in consideration over in-house legal apprenticeships

Following news from BBC that it is to recruit three legal services apprentices into its in-house team, Barclays Bank is thinking about launching a legal apprenticeship scheme of its own.

Barclays legal director David Jackson said: “We’re looking across the bank and working out which departments have the right type and level of work to be able to support apprentices.

“The retail bank is very keen to do it, as is Barclaycard. Even within the investment bank, there are elements where there is work to keep apprentices fed. Everyone is looking at the scheme with very open eyes.”