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Barclays cuts 200 jobs in Cardiff

The posts are moving to Northampton and India. Credit: PA

Barclays has announced 203 job losses at its operation centre in Cardiff.

The jobs, at the Merchant Services Operations and Technology Divisions in Pentwyn will be moving to Northampton and India.

Jobs cut at Cardarn House in Pentwyn.
  • 171 Operation roles will be relocating from Cadarn House, Cardiff to Northampton and 13 roles will move to Noida in India.
  • 19 Technology roles from Cardiff are impacted with 11 roles falling away, 3 roles moving to Northampton and 5 roles moving to Pune in India.

Following the announcement today 205 roles will continue to operate from our Cadarn House site in Cardiff together with an additional 44 current job vacancies.

We are focused on finding alternative employment options for all affected staff elsewhere within the Barclays Group.

We are being open and transparent by sharing this proposal with our colleagues at the earliest possible opportunity and are committed to supporting them throughout the process.

– Mike Britton, Managing Director, Barclays Partner Finance
Credit: PA

This is another huge blow for Cardiff, following the recent store announcement by House of Fraser.

Financial services are a key employer in Cardiff and the loss of 200 jobs in the Pentwyn area of our city, where there a very few workplaces, will have a huge impact on people’s livelihoods and the local economy.

I will be ensuring Barclays complies with its legal duties to consult with trade unions representing members at the centre and I will, as always, support any affected constituents.

– Jo Stevens, Labour MP for Cardiff Central

Barclays Bank has decided to cut these jobs based on a completely flawed business rationale.

This is devastating news for our members who work at the Pentwyn site.

Many highly experienced and skilled staff face losing their jobs with little prospect of redeployment within the bank.

Unite is clear that Barclays Bank is failing in its responsibilities to its staff and customers.

Unite is demanding that the bank think again and revisit these damaging and ill-conceived plans.

– Andrea Jones, Unite

Since the announcement we’ve been having a dialogue with Barclays and they are keen to work with us to give every individual the opportunity to meet employers and stay in the Industry.

The announcement comes on a day when we were announcing our most recent figures and research which show that 1145 jobs are available in contact centres in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport right now, with a further 800 expected by the end of 2018, therefore we are hopeful to place as many people as possible that want to stay in our industry.

– Sandra Busby, managing director, Welsh Contact Centre Forum