Barclays opens 5,000-strong Glasgow campus in bid for top tech talent

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LONDON, October 12 (Businesshala) – Barclays (BARC.L) has opened a new ‘campus’ site in Glasgow, featuring workspace, facilities and a street food market, as it aims to hub top software engineering talent in the new is to attract. Hybrid working world.

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The British lender has expanded 90% of its workforce in the Scottish city over the past four years and is on track to have about 5,000 workers at the new site by 2023.

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The campus in Tradeston, Glasgow will house Barclays’ technology, operations and work teams, as part of a new global strategy of clustering technical workers across campus sites to make them more attractive by combining workspaces with other facilities.

The lender has similar sites in Whipney, New Jersey and the Indian city of Pune in the United States.

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Barclays chief executive Jess Staley said, “I get asked all the time how we are doing in the war for talent for investment bankers, and my answer is that I see no problem there, my concern is talent for engineers. There is war for.” told Businesshala.

“These three campuses, but especially Glasgow, were designed and built to allow Barclays to be at the forefront of re-engineering the financial offering that we offer to clients and clients.”

Central to Glasgow’s appeal as a location is that it had the highest proportion of female managers of any Barclays location, Staley said, partly due to shorter travel times than other cities such as London.

This allowed mothers to balance commuting with child care.

Staley said that despite Glasgow becoming the bank’s main technology hub in the UK, London will retain its role as the lender’s center for investment banking and business.

Reporting by Lawrence White; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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