Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Sunderland
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


International banking group Barclays has announced that it is to create 200 new jobs at its site in Sunderland. The company employs around 1,500 at the Doxford Business Park, where it has been operating for 16 years. The new jobs are being created as Barclays seeks to establish the first 'centre of excellence' for detecting fraudulent transactions. A spokesperson for the company noted that attempts at fraud were increasing with the diversity of banking platforms which now exist and the new jobs have been put in place to detect this activity. It is not yet known when these positions will be filled.


  • 9 April 2015: BBC Website


Eurofound (2015), Barclays, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 79367, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79367.