Barclays Capital Training Contract Application Model Answer
I possess exceptional teamwork skills which will allow me to successfully interact and co-work with other members of the team. Furthermore, I have excellent organisational and time-management skills that I have built up during my work experience and academic life. I am a flexible individual with fluency in [language], English and [language] which will make me suited to work on cross-border transactions. I am a very entrepreneurial individual and have an ability to put my point across convincingly and argue persuasively in challenging situations.
From the research that you have done on our industry, how does Barclays Capital differentiate itself from our competitors?
(90 words max)
Unlike its other banking competitors, Barclays Capital applies an intellectual rigour to its strategy and day-to-day management, questioning each decision on the basis of its value to clients and shareholders.
Describe a recent development in the Investment Banking industry. What implications might this development have for the division to which you have applied?
(90 words max)
The biggest shake up since the formation of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2000 will see the abolition of the existing tripartite regime between the FSA, Bank of England and HM Treasury, effectively scrapping the FSA. The Chancellor also announced that a bank levy is to be introduced, together with demands for further restraint on pay and bonuses. This will have implications of compliance and regulatory issues