21 November 2022

Barclays extends Rise applications amid tech layoffs

Written By FinTech Alliance

Barclays extends Rise applications amid tech layoffs

Barclays has announced it will be extending the application period for its Rise Start-Up Academy. 

In Brief: 

Rise Start-Up Academy is a 20-week programme to support future FinTech founders. 

This year, it will focus on those who have been impacted by current technology layoffs. 

They’ll be connected with FinTech experts to power their business ideas. 

What does this mean? 

Barclays recognises through its Rise programme that often technology businesses are started by people who have lost their jobs within the technology or finance industries. It also sees an opportunity to hire employees, sharing that the bank has more than 3000 technology roles currently available. 

Read more here. 

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