Mike Thompson, Barclays - Qepler Conferences & Summits

Mike Thompson

Director Early Careers,
London, United Kingdom

Mike has been working in Barclays for over 28 years in a variety of leadership roles across the business. His past 8 years have been in HR where he has built up extensive experience of learning and development, employee engagement, resourcing and early careers.

Externally, Mike is a member of the Governments Apprenticeship Delivery Board and also Panel Chair for Financial Services, Legal and Accounting within the Institute for Apprenticeships. He is passionate about developing vocational skills pathways across his sector having led the development of new apprenticeships for 3 years as chair of the FS Trailblazer group.

Mike currently manages a number of award winning Early Careers programmes including the Barclays Apprenticeship programme and Barclays Degree Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management. Through these programmes he has developed access points into Barclays for people of all ages and backgrounds but in particular has worked to support longer term unemployed young people and over 50s into sustainable work and careers.

The Barclays Apprenticeship programme is recognised as one of the UKs leading programmes having won numerous awards including most recently the BITC Supporting an Ageing Workforce award 2017. Mike is passionate about tackling diversity and equality issues as well as providing meaningful solutions that tackle the challenge of social mobility.

Related Sessions:

Workplace Transformation
Summit 2018

  • 21-Jun-2018
  • Berlin, DE
  • Management
Day 2: Friday 22, June 2018
CASE STUDY: Building a diverse loyal workforce.

Barclays will share a case study of how they have diversified their workforce through their early careers programmes. How they have tapped into alternative talent pools to find colleagues from diverse backgrounds and supported their local communities. The study will look at how to recruit for diversity and build pathways into work for all. It will also look at how talent is managed and progressed across the organisation as well as the benefits they have realised.

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