Meet our people
When it comes to seeing more of what makes our Spring Insight Programme so special, it’s a good idea to ask those who know best – the people who have already been through it. Here’s what Matt Jones has to say about his experiences on the programme.
What has been the highlight of your career at Barclays to date?
The Spring Insight programme was absolutely brilliant. The highlight for me was actually getting a project first thing on Monday morning and being able to complete it and present it by Wednesday to some senior stakeholders, and also the head of the programme itself. We’re able to think out of the box so we actually can think of holograms for children, fingerprint technology, anything you said would actually be listened to.What made it so special?
I think it was so special because I actually felt valued and I actually felt part of the team. Trust was a massive thing for me and people actually had trust in me, once they had trust in me that gave me more confidence and inspired me to do an even better job.
What great things are happening in the business right now?
There are such exciting times for Barclays at the moment and there are so many great things that are currently going on. Project wise, if we look at mobile banking business apps for example, which is one of the projects I’m actually working on. These are at the height of technology and these are all intertwined within the likes of Pingit and the feature store whereby Barclays are trying to make it a much more personable experience, I think that really plays to their strengths.
What makes banking interesting right now?
I think what makes Barclays and banking exciting and interesting is actually the current climate that we’re living in, both in the UK and globally, there are so many changes and we always have to adapt to new regulations and also technology advances. We have to be aware of what our competitors are doing and also develop that and enhance it so that Barclays can be the best.