Barclays PLC is basically a global financial services provider in all main parts of the world. It is a holding company that operates through its subsidiary Barclays Bank PLC.
When you are asked in the interview about your reason to join Barclays, then you would have a lot of things to say such as " I want to join Barclays because it is the 25 th largest company in the world according to the Forbes Global List of 2008. It is also the 4th largest financial services provider around the world. It was founded in the year 1690 which makes it one of the world's most experienced banks.
It as a Revenue of £ 47.35 Billion(2008) and a Net Income of £ 5.21 Billion (2008). It would be a honor for me to work for such a prestigious institutions.