Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It all starts with feeling included.

We believe that when we make our organisation inclusive and equitable, we can make the most of the different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our colleagues and better serve our customers and clients.

Our D&I journey

Like many organisations, we have a long history of respecting and implementing legal frameworks such as the Disability Discrimination Act, or Building Regulations. However, in recent years we have found that it pays to move beyond a ‘tick the box’ mentality, and actively seek out new and innovative ways to remove historical barriers and allow ease of access to all – often with surprising and positive results.

Using our own journey as the starting point, we want to promote the value to our clients of developing an inclusion strategy and the value it can bring to business and society as a whole.

Our D&I ambition

At Barclays, we have an ambition to become the most accessible and inclusive FTSE100 organisation. We do this because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we believe it delivers better outcomes for our customers, clients, colleagues – and society as a whole. This approach ensures that we continually reframe the issues and opportunities as technology and society evolves.


We work to meet the needs of people with a range of abilities who both bank and work with us.


We are committed to pursuing gender diverstiy through attracting, developing and retaining women at all levels.


We create an inclusive work environment where colleagues feel confident bringing their whole selves to work.


We are committed to supporting all our colleagues, regardless of religion, ethnicity, nationality or race.


We aim to be an employer of choice to talent across generations and different life stages.

Discover how Barclays is supporting diversity and inclusion

Client benefits

Prioritising Diversity in Recruitment

In this article, Barclays explores the importance of prioritising diversity and inclusion in recruiters’ hiring processes.


Choosing to challenge: #IWD2021

To mark International Women’s Day, we discuss female leadership and challenging inequality with Ebru Köksal, Chair of Women in Football.


Professional Services Conference

Watch our latest insights on how professional services firms are translating ESG objectives in a meaningful way, with a particular focus on inclusive and sustainable leadership.


Still plenty of positives ahead for Business and Professional Services firms

Our Head of Business and Professional Services, James Morris, sees opportunities in digitalisation and greater workforce diversity but also challenges in meeting recessionary pressures.