Barclays starts to account for staff learning

Barclays has opened its first regional learning centre at its central
Birmingham office.

Similar learning centres, which are part of Barclays University (bu), will
be launched around the country over the next 18 months, offering staff a range
of training opportunities.

John Stewart, deputy chief executive of Barclays who opened the first centre
said, "Making this commitment to the ongoing learning and development of
our people brings us closer to achieving our aim of being the employer of
choice in financial services."

Andrew McClellan, programme manager for bu, said, "We’re trying to
change the old world way of thinking where people are sent off for training by
their boss. We want a change of culture."

The bu concept includes a whole raft of training initiatives including
residential classroom learning, e-training and workplace training.

www.barclays-university.co.uk

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