Graduate Opportunity

Capital Markets Graduate Analyst


Save to shortlist
Shortlisted Apply now

In Investment Banking, we help some of the world’s biggest, most innovative businesses, and some of the world’s, most influential organisations, to achieve their short and long-term goals. The challenges in this part of our business come in all shapes and sizes. They range from acquisitions, financings, divestitures and restructurings to leveraged buyouts, exclusive sales and takeover defence. No matter which team you join, you’ll receive the very best training, as well as the development, leadership, mentoring and support opportunities to help you become the very best in banking. It’s a complete grounding in the corporate world; mixing the technical skills it takes to excel in financial analysis with the people and presentation skills it takes to turn insight into action.

Working at Barclays

Find out what it's like to work at Barclays.

About the role

This is your opportunity to experience the work that drives global commerce. Working with and learning from experts in everything from privatisations and mergers and acquisitions to equity financings and restructuring, you’ll see what it takes to deliver solutions that matter to our clients and our business. The pace here means there’s always something new to tackle, and you’ll learn constantly.

What to expect

Our two-year Investment Banking Expert Programme focuses on helping you develop specialist expertise as a banker, there are several teams that specialise in different areas – including equity and debt origination, loans, structuring, risk management and syndication. You’ll get a unique insight into our work from colleagues across Barclays, and take on your own projects with our full support. You’ll start with intensive training to ensure you’ve got all of the financial markets fundamentals you need, after which you’ll join a team focused on a key industry, product or region. You’ll work on live deals and deal proposals, learn how to put together new business presentations and discover the art of executing transactions.

Debt Capital Markets

Debt Capital Markets works with investment grade rated companies to raise primary debt. You’ll work with our experts to design and structure fixed income securities and market them to investors. Among other things, this debt helps finance acquisitions and capital expenditures, and refinance bonds or other debt securities with a fixed maturity date.

Global Finance Advisory

This team brings an analytical approach to traditional corporate finance questions. We look at topics such as how companies allocate cash, manage their capital structure and mitigate financial risks. We work closely with other Capital Markets teams, as well as with colleagues in Coverage and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Equity Capital Markets

This team advises corporations on the range of ways to raise equity capital. You’ll help structure and execute equity and equity-linked transactions, such as initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary offerings, share repurchases, private placements and convertible bonds. It’s fast-paced, strategic and always interesting.

Equity-Linked and Hybrid Solutions

Innovative and complex, equity-linked securities are hybrid debt securities whose return is linked to the equity markets – usually a single stock, a group of stocks or an equity-based index. This team originates and structures equity-related transactions. These range from convertible securities, accelerated share repurchases and margin loans to preferred stock, hedging and monetisation.

Leveraged Finance

This team generates funding for companies that already have a considerable amount of debt. And because the funding is riskier, it’s also more costly. You’ll help design, structure and deliver the unique financing needed, using high yield bonds and leveraged loans. And you’ll work with corporate and financial sponsor clients, offering solutions ranging from leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings to growth capital and dividend recapitalisations.

Risk Solutions Group

TRSG helps corporate clients manage their exposure to financial risks – such as moves in interest rates, foreign exchange rates and inflation. By structuring and marketing interest rate and currency derivatives, it protects clients against the risks that are part and parcel of mergers, acquisitions, debt funding and many other transactions. So it’ll be up to you to create spot-on solutions that adapt to ever-evolving risks.


This team bridges the gap between the private and public sides of an investment bank, executing primary market transactions of fixed income securities. From multi-billion dollar bond deals to bridge loans for acquisition financing, this team offers a wide range of financing solutions to our issuing clients globally.

How you’ll develop

This is job-based, hands-on training, as you build your skills on live projects that really matter. You’ll receive bespoke support and coaching from the very best in the business: a line manager who wants you to succeed, and a talent coach who’ll be focused on your development. Together, they’ll help you to explore, develop and achieve mastery. And we’ll encourage you to learn, at your own pace, all the skills and techniques you need to thrive in the world of Investment Banking at Barclays. Our vast suite of learning materials will always be at your fingertips. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues you can share with and learn from. You’ll gain membership of our global graduate network, with exclusive access to content, events and forums to support you and help you develop. And you’ll get the opportunity to have an impact on the communities in which we live and work.

By the end of your programme you’ll have gained all the understanding and skills you need to move into a fulfilling permanent role. .

Who thrives here

We welcome people from any educational background, so long as they have a strong interest in business and finance. To make the most of this opportunity, you’ll be curious and creative, tech-savvy and adaptable. You’ll be great at communicating and collaborating, competitive but caring. Motivated by pace and pressure, you’ll be driven to achieve — and to do it right. You’ll also be customer-obsessed, ready to develop a deep understanding of what we do, why we do it, and how your role impacts on our business outcomes. These are qualities that people at Barclays have in abundance, and we’ll help you develop and strengthen them from the day you arrive.

We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.

(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)


This button will open a new tab and take you directly to the employer's website to apply.
Please remember, if asked, that you found this job on Gradcracker.
Save to shortlist

Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Glasgow, Knutsford, Cheshire, London, Manchester and Northampton
    (Show map)

Disciplines Accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Finance
  • Maths

More on our Hub

Employee Profiles

Watch our videos

Watch more of our videos »


Follow your favourite employers
Save jobs to your shortlist
Receive personalised alerts
Access our live webinars
Register now
On the move? Download The App
Gradcracker Logo
Gradcracker Limited, October House, Long Street, Easingwold, York, YO61 3HX
01347 823822 | | Company registration number: 6370348
© 2007 - 2023 Gradcracker Limited
Gradcracker and Cookies
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.
If you continue we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from Gradcracker.
Learn more