Private Banking Graduate Programme.

Work with extraordinary clients who demand a market-leading experience.


Edinburgh, London, Birmingham and Manchester
Qualifications required
2:1 degree
September 2021
2 or 3 years

About the business

With Adam & Company and Coutts, you’ll find providing a personal service to our varied and extraordinary clients is at the core of everything we do.

From everyday banking and lending, to specialist wealth management advice, we deal with the needs of varied and notable clients. We understand the needs of clients, ranging from international CEOs, UK entrepreneurs and even successful professionals and sport stars. We aim to support their goals and ambitions throughout their relationship with the bank.

Meet Anna and David.

Hear from Anna and David about the Coutts Private Banking programme and the support and flexibility it offers.

About the programme

With a choice of Relationship Management or Asset Management, you’ll join on a two-year, or three-year programme and our aim is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experiences you’ll need to become a successful Private Banker or Wealth Manager. As a graduate trainee, you’ll assist Private Bankers and Wealth Managers to deliver relationship support and advice to high net worth clients.

We’ll reward you with a starting salary of £31,850 a year.

During the programme, you can expect to:

  • Gain an understanding of our products and services
  • Develop relationship management skills and build your professional network
  • Build your understanding of the diverse needs of our high net worth clients
  • Develop the skills you need to identify business development opportunities and digital solutions
  • Build skills that enable you to provide regulated wealth or lending advice

From the moment you begin your first placement, you’ll be working towards a recognised qualification, which you’ll complete depending on your area of specialism. These can include the CISI Investment Advice Diploma (IAD), The Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP), Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Private Client Investment Advice & Management (PCIAM) or the Chartered Banker Certificate.

Programme structure

What's the programme's structure, and how will we support you through it? Watch this short video to find out.

On completing the programme, you’ll be well positioned to take on a permanent role with us as a Private Banker or Wealth Manager.

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