Commercial Banking Graduate Programme

Qualifications required
On track to achieving a 2:1 degree
September 2023
2 years

Our goal in Commercial Banking

We want to build strong relationships and help UK businesses thrive in an ever-changing world. From entrepreneurial start-ups to FTSE100 customers, we provide comprehensive banking services across a range of UK businesses, including debt financing, transaction services and innovative banking solutions.

Our vision is to be a relationship bank for a digital world - one that supports customers at every stage of their lifecycle through our face-to-face, direct and digital channels.

What's great about the programme?

Every area of our business is different – they each need their own skillsets, their own challenges, their own nuances. Who better to find out what working in a business area is like than from the people who are currently already working there?

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Is our Commercial Banking Graduate programme for you?

Our Commercial Banking Graduate programme gives you the choice of working in either the Relationship Management or Customer Products & Propositions teams.

If you like the idea of developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that helps businesses grow, meeting customers and devising solutions for them, then Relationship Management could be the one for you. This is your chance to build insights into key sectors such as manufacturing, technology, construction, and land transport and logistics.

If the sound of focusing on answering the bank’s most important strategic questions, identifying new opportunities, and designing and delivering products and services appeals to you, then Customer Products & Propositions could be more up your street. This is an opportunity to gain experience in product and proposition design and management, including new product development and innovation.

What you can expect from the programme

  • A deep understanding of our customers' needs across a range of sectors, and expertise in the products we offer
  • Robust credit, lending, and risk management skills
  • The confidence and critical capabilities you'll need for the future while working towards a professional qualification

Where can our Commercial Banking Graduate Programme take you?

Relationship management

If you choose to work in Relationship Management, you can expect to improve your strategic problem-solving, innovation and data analytics skills to name a few, and you’ll be well positioned for permanent roles such as an Assistant Relationship Manager or Credit Delivery Associate.

Customer Products & Propositions

In Customer Products & Propositions, you’ll be developing skills including consultancy, entrepreneurial mindset, strategic problem solving, innovation, and project and risk management. It’s with these skills you’ll be applying for jobs such as Product Analyst, Capital Management Associate or Digital Consultant once the programme is completed.

How is the programme structured?

We'll provide you with a breadth of experience to help your career fly.

We recognise that everyone’s an individual, so we’ll make sure your learning journey’s bespoke to you. You’ll build your business knowledge and personal effectiveness skills, whilst also growing vital future skills such as digital literacy, agile methodologies and creative thinking. On some of our programmes you’ll experience several rotations building breadth and depth of knowledge on your chosen programme.

From day one, you'll have a wide network of dedicated people to support you, including a graduate coach or professional mentor, a buddy, and a placement manager. You will also join an induction to introduce you to the business and connect with other graduates.

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