Having taken on 2,000 young apprentices in its 2014 programme, Barclays is hoping to bolster its customer offering by adding a more diverse range of new hires in the shape of over 50 roles.Background research by Real Business has revealed that the pilot scheme will begin in the second half of 2015 and will provide real life experience of taking out a mortgage or saving for the future. We reached out to Barclays for comment, and head of apprenticeships Mike Thompson said: ?We see real benefit in employing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customer base. Building on the success of our existing apprenticeships programme though which we have appointed over 2,000 apprentices, we are exploring the value that those returning to work or looking for a new career can bring to our business. ?For example, individuals who have had previous careers and greater life experience can have empathy and are able to really understand and support our customers.?
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