barclays capital : telephone interview

4 November 2008 - 6:40pm
priya

I've got one coming up next week, not really sure what kind of questions to expect. Has anybody had one if so could you give me any tips . Thanks

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  • 19 October 2013 - 3:19pm
    • john boe

    Also, if your going to do something like this, dont use your real name! I found you on linkedin in two seconds! HR has access to google too.... They know your name and exactly when you interviewed! Good thing you didnt attach your bank details....


  • 16 September 2012 - 5:34pm
    • kops96

    anyone applying for FLDP Technology 2013 this year, I got a phone interview this week would really appreciate any help, thanks


  • 25 April 2012 - 12:38pm
    • Windstruck

    Hi Dilbina, may I ask what position that you applied for?

    I did the tests for Barcap off-cycle internship programs few weeks ago and havent heard from them since.. a bit weird as they process application pretty fast..

    thanks

    • 25 April 2012 - 1:51pm
      • dilbina

      Hi Gianluca,

      I made an application for Costumer advisor and hey called me through that . I will have a phone interview about numerical ?!
      You might had harder one, mine just starting and they will test my numerical skills ! :)
      If you can help me about that.

      thank you


  • 13 March 2012 - 4:49pm
    • sofia.d.c

    Hey Honger,

    I applied for an HR internship. I heard back from them within ten minutes after passing my numerical reasoning test, and within a day or two after passing the verbal reasoning test. I don't know if this means that your application will not be taken further or not, but just thought you might like to know.

    Also, has anyone gone in for an Assessment Centre for one of the softer internships like HR? Was there another numerical reasoning test, or was it all about communication and verbal reasoning? Any advice would be very much appreciated!


  • 14 February 2012 - 11:14pm
    • Windstruck

    @GianlucaCu: Yeah, I was in the same situation as you.. then last week I got an email saying that all positions for this season recruitment have been filled. But they will keep my application on record in case something becomes available.. Well, i guess it counts for nothing.


  • 3 February 2012 - 11:40am
    • Windstruck

    Hey guys, is it too late to apply for Graduate program IBD now? I know most of IB have already finished their recruitment by now but I still see the application for IBD with Barcap open..

    • 13 February 2012 - 7:31pm
      • GianlucaCu

      Hi Windstruck,

      I was just checking out if there were a deadline for submitting the app for IBD at Barcap but there isn't. Efinancialcareers says that the deadline it's "rolling". I have applied on Jan 26, 2012, passed the numerical test and went after the verbal one. After that, I got a message saying that my app is under review by the recruitment team. It's been 2 weeks so far. I am wondering to drop a call to the recruitment team tomorrow just to check wheather my verbal test was alright and if they will proceed further with the application.

      Does anybody know how long does it take to get a response by barcap after submitting the verbal test?

      Thanks anyone

      Gianluca

      • 25 April 2012 - 12:26pm
        • dilbina

        Hi Gianluca,

        I am going to have a phone interview with Barclays but I am wondering What kind of numerical question they asking for ?
        If you do not mind to give me some tips about it.
        I am looking forward to hearing from you.

        thank you

        Dilbina

      • 25 February 2012 - 8:39pm
        • Lezgo

        Hey GianlucaCu,

        I was wondering if you called up Barclays Cap? I applied late Jan as well, and i have completed the numerical and verbal test. They still havent contacted me though about an interview and the applicant website says that my app is still under consideration :( Thanks for any replies

        I hope all the slots are not filled up yet :/

        Honger


  • 3 February 2012 - 11:40am
    • Windstruck

    Hey guys, is it too late to apply for Graduate program IBD now? I know most of IB have already finished their recruitment by now but I still see the application for IBD with Barcap open..


  • 3 February 2012 - 11:40am
    • Windstruck

    Hey guys, is it too late to apply for Graduate program IBD now? I know most of IB have already finished their recruitment by now but I still see the application for IBD with Barcap open..


  • 1 February 2012 - 9:23pm
    • sweetsmile

    hi all

    has anyone applied for the role of personal banker...??
    i'v got a telephonic interview day after tomorrow..!!
    A bit nervous..as i don kno wht to expect..??

    any advice or tips ... will b really appreciated !!!

    thanx. :)


  • 26 January 2012 - 12:26am
    • ttina

    hey are barclays corporate and barclays group assessment centres the same? plz let me know thanks


  • 29 November 2011 - 5:53pm
    • recentgraduate

    @ dzeller

    how long did you have to wait after the numerical and verbal tests before they invited you for telephone interview? Thanks!!!


  • 29 November 2011 - 3:49pm
    • dzeller

    @mancman2011

    Thanks so much for your post! Could you tell me what questions you had for the telephone interview stage? I'm having mine in a couple of days and I want to be as prepared as possible! Thanks!

    • 29 November 2011 - 4:01pm
      • legon

      @dzeller

      What programme have you applied for? Is it IBD?

      Thanks!


  • 18 November 2011 - 4:28pm
    • mancman2011

    Amigos,

    I had my AC a week ago and just want to help others out. I applied Client Coverage Graduate role.

    Peace and Love People.


  • 30 June 2011 - 6:59pm
    • M.aidez.

    I got through the telephone interview but have missed my time slot for the conference call I was supposed to make, any ideas??
    Thanks!


  • 30 December 2010 - 3:22pm
    • Thom

    The specific questions were:
    What is the difference between Corp and Cap?
    Name a project that could be in both.

    She took perfect time for me, no rush, she let me finish, gave me time to ask questions.
    British accent was strong, so be prepared on that.

    • 4 January 2011 - 9:31pm
      • tinalee

      Dear Thom:
      Hi, i just wondering if you could list some questions from barclays telephone interview? I having my interview tomorrow n I'm worry! Greatly appreciate ur help
      Tina


  • 30 November 2010 - 11:17am
    • satish1143

    hi..has anyone given a telephone interview for barclays corporate-risk programme?..i have got one this friday...not sure what they would ask..this is my first telephone interview

    • 3 January 2011 - 11:20am
      • tinalee

      Hi Satish:
      I wondering if you could help me with the telephone interview for barclays corporate risk programme? I have got one tomorrow, it will help me alot if you could give me some questions they asked you.
      many thanks


  • 6 November 2010 - 8:28pm
    • DiligentLady

    Hey guys

    Anyone experienced a Barclays AC? Pls share.


  • 2 November 2010 - 12:44pm
    • Raveena11

    Hey guys, could anyone help me? I applied for Barclays yesterday morning and got a callback today for a telephone interview at 3pm and im so scared! :(

    I need a calculator ready so does anyone know what kind of maths questions they ask? And generally what was the interview/er like?

    If someone could back to asap, that would be brill

    Thanks!


  • 30 October 2010 - 10:02am
    • voxiferaa

    @northernInd nah, I was merely doing everyone else a favor. I applied for a different track altogether. And I agree with @verbose, may the best one win!


  • 30 October 2010 - 6:29am
    • verbose

    @ NorthernInd: Where is the competitive spirit! The best shall win .and this info is out there!


  • 29 October 2010 - 9:05am
    • voxiferaa

    Hey all I found this website and this girl from Singapore just got offered - she documented her entire hiring process with BarCap (for Tech) and I think it'll be extremely helpful for those preparing... http://gankahhwee.com/2010/09/10/getting-into-barclays-capital-technology-graduate-programme-in-singapore/

    I myself have applied for the marketing program and have completed all the tests... status still says "your application is under consideration" so fingers crossed, we'll see!!

    • 29 October 2010 - 4:26pm
      • NorthernInd

      You don't suppose this may help those you're competing against do you? Genius


  • 27 October 2010 - 7:08am
    • DiligentLady

    @ Krutip15

    Thanks for sharing your experience :)

    How long did they say that they'll take to get back to you?


  • 26 October 2010 - 3:39pm
    • krutip15

    Hey guys - i just had my phone interview this morning so i thought i'd share some info

    the interview is the same for everyone regardless of which division you apply to. The interview was competency based - all questions were based on experiences and how you dealt with it. There are three sections but can't remember what they are anymore - sorry! my interview was extremely early because of the time difference

    some questions they asked:
    1. why barcap?
    2. what is your understanding of how barclays is structured?
    3. how did you hear about barclays?
    4. describe a time where you had limited time to hand in something and how you dealt with it
    5. describe a time when you had to deal with someone who behaves difficulty and what was the outcome
    6. describe a time where you had an idea and put it forth
    7. describe a time where there was an issue that arose and needed to be dealt with and resolved in the shortest time possible. How did you do this? How did you contribute to the solution?

    i think there were a few more but i can't remember :o(

    hope this helps!

    • 27 October 2010 - 8:32pm
      • ycyflora

      thanks for sharing.
      hope you can get this offer.


  • 24 June 2010 - 1:27am
    • afroz786

    thank you soo much. at least i can prepare. btw did get the job?


  • 23 June 2010 - 12:41pm
    • bhavyata

    Hi there,
    First of all good luck for your interview !!
    It will be very easy. They will ask you 5 maths questions like if a customer has ...... £ in his account and deposit .....£ how much will be total.? if a customer made apayment of ...£ and his balance was ...£ what will be new balance... Just like this... and at last thay will ask you why have you applied for barclays and why this role?
    Hope this helps...
    Bhayvata


  • 23 June 2010 - 12:26pm
    • afroz786

    hi bhavyata.
    i have got interview for customer advisor and they told me to keep pen, paper n calculator and do some research on webpage. can u tell what sort of Qestion u had please? plzz plzzzz
    thanks hun


  • 23 April 2010 - 8:50pm
    • bhavyata

    I have my tele interview with barclays for customer advisor/cashier role.

    Can please ne body suggest what kind of maths questions they gonna ask? They have asked me to get the calulator ready.... I really appreciate quick response...

    Thanks a lot

    • 23 June 2010 - 12:27pm
      • afroz786

      hi bhavyata. i have got interview for customer advisor and they told me to keep pen, paper n calculator and do some research on webpage. can u tell what sort of Qestion u had please? plzz plzzzz thanks hun

      • 23 June 2010 - 12:42pm
        • bhavyata

        Hi there, First of all good luck for your interview !! It will be very easy. They will ask you 5 maths questions like if a customer has ...... £ in his account and deposit .....£ how much will be total.? if a customer made apayment of ...£ and his balance was ...£ what will be new balance... Just like this... and at last thay will ask you why have you applied for barclays and why this role? Hope this helps... Bhayvata


  • 13 February 2010 - 11:10am
    • oct123

    lol nah. I just got rejected.... goodluck to you mate :-) I got an AC with BNP paribus in Technology. Do you have any ideas?


  • 10 January 2010 - 3:32pm
    • oct123

    Dear all,

    I am going to have a telephone with BarCap on this Thursday. I have applied Technology internship. Did anyone have it? Could anyone tell me what questions the HR ask really? It is my first interview ever!!!!! Thank you!!!!


  • 18 November 2009 - 4:40pm
    • pp

    Hey lauralo and wackymacky what did you apply for? what it for the graduate programme?
    Do you remember what questions you got asked for the telephone interview?


  • 13 November 2009 - 1:32am
    • wackymacky

    Hey lauralo, what position/location did you apply for? I think it is quite normal procedure. I heard back about passing the telephone interview almost over a month ago (I interviewed 5th of Ocbtober) and they still have to schedule the next rounds.


  • 12 November 2009 - 3:38pm
    • lauralou

    I passed Barclays telephone and assessment interview recently and was told I would be hearing from the manager of the hiring branch. I haven't heard anything for nearly a week is this normal procedure? Do they normally take so long to get back to the candidate?


  • 20 February 2009 - 8:12pm
    • geoatpenn

    yup.. i will b there. any idea how this thing works? ping me your email .. thanks


  • 20 February 2009 - 6:51pm
    • BigL

    Anyone will go to the assessment centre next week? Wednesday and Thursday.


  • 18 February 2009 - 10:05pm
    • geoatpenn

    actually i have an ac coming up in the finance division for this summer .. Does anyone have an insight on how it works for finance?


  • 5 February 2009 - 1:09pm
    • ebethl

    Heads up to all the guys waiting to hear about finance internships...
    I'm in the finance dept. at BarCap at the moment on Industrial Placement and the assessment centre for Finance interns took place yesterday and they should be finishing up sometime this week, so if you haven't heard by now it may not be good news. Sorry!

    Regards
    ebethl


  • 4 February 2009 - 2:04pm
    • camc

    Hey I had applied for a position in finance...didn't make it though, and they seem to be cutting jbs left right and centre so that doesn't help too much either. Hope you guys are having better luck


  • 4 February 2009 - 10:24am
    • BigL

    Anyone got results ?


  • 28 January 2009 - 10:00pm
    • Donnie-Brasco

    Did someone attend a Trading phone interview? Were there any technical question? Will appreciate the help.


  • 27 January 2009 - 2:29pm
    • BigL

    Thanks Cheese


  • 27 January 2009 - 2:26pm
    • cheese

    nope, emailed them and they said theyd get back to us this week


  • 27 January 2009 - 1:32pm
    • BigL

    Has anyone heard from BarCap yet?


  • 23 January 2009 - 8:25am
    • Wisecrown

    The outcome of tel interview for Finance applicants coming soon...


  • 19 January 2009 - 12:27pm
    • cheese

    nope. just emailed to see if ive been successful in the interview or not coz. will let you know when i hear, not got a good feeling about it tho.


  • 19 January 2009 - 12:21pm
    • Wisecrown

    Any good news from Finance applicants?


  • 17 January 2009 - 1:40pm
    • kevz65

    Well, i had a telephone interview last week monday and today i got an email saying i've been invited to final round AC for tech :)

    Not looking foward to it though, bricking it!


  • 16 January 2009 - 4:53pm
    • cheese

    nope havent called them yet. thought id wait a bit longer and maybe wait til monday or tues. let me know if you anything. cheers


  • 16 January 2009 - 4:39pm
    • Wisecrown

    *** cheese
    Did you call HR?

    *** gastrochine
    May I ask, what division you applied to? From your post, I assume that you are through to BarCap AC.. If so, when is your assessment day?


  • 15 January 2009 - 12:38pm
    • gastrochine

    Yikes! Does anyone have experience with the Barclays Assessment Centre and would be kind enough to post anything about it i.e. What sort of group material (finance or non-related) in the exercise, panel or one-on-one competency based interviews? How long for each? Many thanks!


  • 15 January 2009 - 12:09pm
    • cheese

    ha i know, seems our chances have been slightly cut! havent heard back yet, might give them a call later today.


  • 15 January 2009 - 12:06pm
    • minty

    Heya..no..its been so long..Has anyone called the HR to ask, she said she ll get back in jan..Barclays is not doing well at the moment, 2100 job cuts..!!!!


  • 15 January 2009 - 12:06pm
    • minty

    Heya..no..its been so long..Has anyone called the HR to ask, she said she ll get back in jan..Barclays is not doing well at the moment, 2100 job cuts..!!!!


  • 15 January 2009 - 10:46am
    • sadia_14bd

    has anyone heard bck after the telephone interview yet? (for Finance)?


  • 10 January 2009 - 12:54pm
    • minty

    Even I had my interview for BarCap Finance on the 19th of Dec..no response as yet!


  • 10 January 2009 - 11:46am
    • cheese

    had my interview for finance on thurs. no problem


  • 9 January 2009 - 11:56pm
    • maiden

    Hi Cheese,
    Thanks for helping with your interview questions as well.
    What department did you apply to?


  • 9 January 2009 - 9:23pm
    • Wisecrown

    *** Ju1987

    I also applied to BarCap, but Finance department. I had my interview in mid December. Still got no reply from them.

    Maybe Finance and Operation recruitment process differs.


  • 9 January 2009 - 9:02pm
    • Ju1987

    Hi Wisecrown,

    I applied for Barclays Capital in their operations department, how about yourself? Yes I had my interview Wednesday morning and found out about the final assessment centre today, they seem to be very good at responding quickly. Good luck with your application.

    Does anybody have experiences from the Barclays Assessment centre as the email I received doesn't give me much to go on and I can't find a relevant thread.

    Many Thanks

    • 2 February 2009 - 6:24pm
      • yzo

      hiyah! m8 i've got my interview this wednesday yeh, & to be honest i am a bit confused about what to really talk about operations, to which i have actually applied. so kindly please fill me in, what actually is this roll about, & what is expected of me in case i am working in the operations. i do appreciate it. cheers!


  • 9 January 2009 - 7:39pm
    • Wisecrown

    *** Ju 1987

    Well done!

    By the way, did you apply to Barclays Capital or Barclays GRCB? You had your interview two days ago and you already got the result? Also which division, if not a secret?

    Thank you.


  • 9 January 2009 - 6:12pm
    • cheese

    hi guys. had my interview, they called about 15minutes after the time slot which made me pretty nervous that id missed the time! lasted about 25mins overall and the questions asked were:
    1. why your course
    2. why Barcap
    3. why finance
    4. when have you worked in a team
    5. how are you written skills and verbal skills
    6. when have you had to perform mundane tasks and how did you maintain motivation
    7. why IB
    8. what current issues interest you
    9. what current market conditions would effect the position you're applying for
    10. where did you hear about us
    11. have you applied anywhere else
    12. have you received any offers
    13. time when you have had a team disagreement and how did you resolve it
    14. time when you have dealt with a sensistive customer.

    theyre pretty much all the questions i can remember, theyre not in the right order but as i remembered them. not sure how i did really, seemed quite rushed and at one point was interrupted when answering and didnt even get a chance to ask questions at the end.

    good luck


  • 9 January 2009 - 5:48pm
    • Ju1987

    Hi, I just had my Barclays telephone interview on Wednesday and thought I would share my experience and add the q's I was asked that hasn't been mentioned before. The interview lasted for about 25 minutes and I have just heard that I have been invited to the final assessment day

    Along with the questions of
    1) Tell me the situation where you worked in a team?
    2) Give me an example of a teamwork, where you had to deal with a problem. What did you do? What was the outcome?
    3) Describe a situation where you had to deal with a sensitive matter?
    4) How are current market conditions likely to affect the department you have applied to
    5) Any questions to ask?

    I also had questions on
    1) Describe a recent article that you have seen in the financial press that has been of interest to you
    2) Describe a task that was boring/repetitive, how did you deal with this
    3) Describe a task that required a lot of attention to deal, what did you do to ensure that it was done correctly

    The interviewer was really friendly and clarified any issues that I had.

    Good Luck,


  • 9 January 2009 - 9:43am
    • sairah007

    Hey this is all so helpful guys. Thanks a lot.

    Do you think that it would be a similar format of the telephone interview for the Barclays Retail Graduate Scheme??


  • 7 January 2009 - 5:24pm
    • ratelco

    Hi all,

    first of all thanks a lot to priya and Wisecrown for providing the asked questions at the inteview. I also have a telephone interview for BarCap coming up soon, so I am trying to prepare as good as I can. After reading all the information given on this page, I still got three questions left.

    First I am not sure what they expect to hear as an answer to the question: "Describe a situation where you had to deal with a sensitive matter?" - I don't really understand what is meant by "sensitive matter", maybe someone can give some examples?

    Secondly I wanted to ask, if you think that in generel the interviewer is a little bit less strict with non-native speakers regarding the way of expression (which is the case for me)?

    At last, I wanted to ask, if you think that if applying for an internship, a candidate is suppose to know what he is going to do exactly in his internship, how the workday is structured etc., or is that more a question for applicants of a "real" job at the bank?

    Thanks very much in advance for any help.


  • 3 January 2009 - 11:49am
    • Wisecrown

    Hi all,

    For those who have BarCap Tel Interview coming up soon:

    I had my tel interview with BarCap mid Dec. The interview lasted for 16 minutes and tHR lady asked me following questions:

    1. What did you enjoy the most during your university life?
    2. Tell me the situation where you worked in a team?
    3. Give me an example of a teamwork, where you had to deal with a problem. What did you do? What was the outcome?
    4. Describe a situation where you had to deal with a sensitive matter?
    5. Why Investment Banking as a business industry?
    6. Do you have any question to ask?

    I spent on average 3 minutes per question and I expected her to ask more than 6 questions...

    If you have any further queries, feel free to ask. Cheers,Wisecrown


  • 3 January 2009 - 10:53am
    • arjungul

    hey....most seem to be preparing for the tele interviews...i have mine on the 13th for finance and i'm really tense since this is my first one...thanks priya for sharing your experiences...it gives an idea of what to expect....but it would be really helpful Wisecrown if you could share your experience during the interview with us as well......luck to all ....oo yea and a happy new year too


  • 25 December 2008 - 11:45pm
    • maiden

    Can you please tell me if there are other questions asked aside from those generously listed by Priya?


  • 22 December 2008 - 4:18pm
    • Wisecrown

    Yeah, I had my telephone interview on 18 December.


  • 22 December 2008 - 4:12pm
    • minty23

    Hey did u have ur telephone interview yet?


  • 22 December 2008 - 12:00am
    • Wisecrown

    I applied to Finance. No way but to wait then...

    minty, good luck for both of us.


  • 21 December 2008 - 10:30pm
    • minty

    Bw guys the HR lady for Finance, Compliance n Risk is the same..so i guess she ll be askin the same qz. gud luck everyone!


  • 21 December 2008 - 10:29pm
    • minty

    i had mine on the 19th..but the HR lady told me she ll get bk in mid jan when she ll get done wid all the interviews..wat division u applied to?


  • 18 December 2008 - 5:31pm
    • minty23

    I dont think the competencies will be different..first round telephone interview is the standard one for everyone.


  • 16 December 2008 - 9:53pm
    • sugardaddy

    The competencies will differ by division - for example for Trading they will probably ask you about a time when you had to take on risk, which I doubt they would ask for DCM.


  • 16 December 2008 - 8:06pm
    • minty23

    I have gt one as well..guys what division did u guys apply to? But I guess the Telephone interview is the same for everyone...


  • 30 November 2008 - 2:16pm
    • FrankFrank

    i got one as well this tomorrow.
    still wondering wt they are going to ask me

    • 17 December 2008 - 6:53pm
      • Irina-D

      Hi! So what did they ask? What division? PLZ!!!!! This is my first interview EVER...I don't want to spoil it...=(

    • 9 December 2008 - 7:38pm
      • vivanov

      How is your interview? Could u please write the questions you were asked?


  • 9 November 2008 - 9:16am
    • paulcox

    Hi Priya - How did it go, what questions did they ask?
    Paul

    • 12 November 2008 - 9:33pm
      • priya

      Interview lasted for about 30 mins. I was asked
      !. Why Barcap
      2. Why this role
      3. Why are you suited to this role
      4. How are current market conditions likely to affect the department you have applied to.
      5. Describe a situation where you had to deal with a sensitive matter
      6. Tell me about a time you worked in a team
      7. Tell me about a time you worked in a team and there were problems that you needed to overcome
      8, 9. Tell me about when you had to help someone/ they had to help you
      10. Scenario question, ie project will be three hours late, what should you do about this.

      The lady interviewing me was lovely, be sure to ask them to repeat a question if you don't understand it and ask for a minute to think if you need it.

      • 11 May 2014 - 11:04am
        • lilcu

        Thank you so much for posting this. I'm preparing for a summer insight week, and this is very helpful!

      • 30 November 2008 - 1:47am
        • Abercrombie

        thank you so much priya. very generous of you to post these. how did it go in the end?


  • 4 November 2008 - 8:40pm

    Have you seen the article - [[telephone interview]] and the article [[competency based interview]]? These will help!