Human Resources Graduate Programme

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

Our goal in Human Resources

We’re here to make the bank a great place to work - a place where everyone is treated fairly and able to fulfil their potential. This comes down to understanding our people, and how we work best together.

We shape and deliver strategies for the business in areas like recruitment, learning, reward, and inclusion to make sure we have the people, skills and perspectives we need to deliver for our customers, and to nurture a fair and inclusive bank for our colleagues.

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 Human Resources Graduate Programme for you?

Are you passionate about driving diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives? Do you want to gain hands on experience leading key HR activities from a wide range of business areas? If you would like to build your confidence in thinking strategically, and to help manage the needs of our colleagues then our Human Resources Graduate Programme might be right up your street.

Over the two years, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experiences you’ll need to become a leading HR professional, by offering specialist advice to managers from all areas of our business.

What you can expect from the programme

  • Knowledge in change and transformation projects from a people perspective
  • Networking and learning opportunities with senior leaders across a range of business areas and expertise
  • Excellent project and stakeholder management skills, and the influencing skills to raise ideas and challenge the status quo

Where can our Human Resources Graduate Programme take you?

Build your skills

You’ll always be learning, but by bringing a fresh perspective to the table you’ll help us shape and deliver the strategy which underpins how we work together and support each other. This is also an opportunity to focus on change, with an optional placement in one of our Transformation teams to build up your change management skills.

Gain a qualification

You’ll also come out with a CIPD Level 5 qualification, helping you to prepare for a successful career.

Take your career anywhere

You can take these skills with you into any role you chose next, but roles previous graduates have moved into have been HR Consultants, Talent Acquisition Consultants or Reward Consultants to name a few.

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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Applying and eligibility

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