training sessions, mentorship, networking opportunities, and a pathway to joining Barclays as a full-time employee upon completing the programme.
The Encore! programme proved to be a launch pad for the next stage of Maria's career. Upon entering the programme, she was able to apply her communication skills, analytical background, and knowledge in capital markets right away. Maria found her fit in a role within the Investment Bank and is now a Director in Fixed Income Financing. Her experience investing and trading structured credit and fixed income aligned well with the group’s objectives and strategies. She also largely credits her easy transition to the group’s strong support of the Encore! programme.