Mainframe development DBA at Barclays

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Start Date:
2018
Location:
Knutsford
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Review Date:
March 2020

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Review Score

10/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

10/10

Working in the mainframe environment using database management system DB2 in order to store company data. This requires new tables to be created and existing tables to be altered. Tables also need to be set up with specific requirements to meet project specifications

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

10/10

I have learned to code using the languages JAVA and COBOL. I have also enhanced my existing skills on data. For example, relational integrity

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

Thoroughly. There is the right mix of support and task variety. So you are always learning or adding to an existing skill

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

The structure is pretty clear, the degree course is four years long which you get 1 day a week to attend. The other 4 days are in the office working in your specific team

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

Plenty of support is available. Whether this be from mentors in your teams, apprentice buddies, line managers etc. There is also a large range of learning sources available to use for example, pluralsight.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

10/10

Face to face support is always offered along with email support. Moodle also contains most content which will be required for the qualification and is formatted pretty well

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

10/10

It provides me with a large variety of skills in and around my job role. As a result, it allows me to perform my job role better and also understand the teams within the same area more clearly

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

10/10

Plenty, there is a society for pretty much any sport and networking events for apprentices and graduates

9a. Would you recommend Barclays to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

there is a great culture, everyone is willing to help you and pass their knowledge on to you. So, it is a great place to learn whilst working.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Barclays?

know some background information on the business. Have a passion and genuine interest in the role you are applying for

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