The Aspire Programme
Our ASPIRE programme provides an opportunity for school leavers to start their careers in professional, challenging and fast paced businesses.
The programme is a structured yet tailored-made, two-year rotational scheme with placements in two business areas within our Banking division. ASPIRE trainees join various teams and departments; progressing quickly to work on the front-line handling customer queries and gaining experience with successful sales teams. Learning is very much on the job with supportive teams and mentors. We also provide full sponsorship for the chartered associateship in banking with the London Institute of Banking & Finance.
Who are we looking for?
Applicants must have obtained GCSE grade B in Maths and English Language and at least 112 UCAS points at A-level/AS Level (not inclusive of General Studies).
Please note these UCAS points are in line with the new 2017 requirements. If you have completed your A Levels prior to 2017, the entry requirement is 280 UCAS points at A-level/AS Level (not inclusive of General Studies).
Location: Currently this is running as a remote based programme due to Covid-19. However, applicants must be mobile and willing to move to where the best placement opportunities are when it is reasonably safe to do so; some examples of popular locations include Wimbledon, London, Doncaster, Hove, Manchester and Burton On Trent. Close brothers is here to support that transition and provide a mobility allowance in order to assist with re-location (see associated benefits).
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Key skills and behaviours we are looking for:
- Motivated and personal drive
- Self confidence
- Curious and eager to learn
- Uses initiative
- Team player
- Strong listening and responding skills
- Ability to build strong working relationships
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary in year 1 is £20,600 per annum increasing to £21,600 in year 2 plus a competitive benefits package including eligibility for a discretionary annual bonus, a mobility allowance of up to £5k per annum (to support a move out of current location/home to take up a placement in another part of the UK), private health care, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, pension and life assurance and more.
As an employer, Close Brothers is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its workforce. We provide equality of opportunity and will aim to ensure that no employee’s or candidates are subject to discrimination on grounds of any characteristics including but not withstanding gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, working pattern, caring responsibilities, political beliefs.
Closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Monday 3rd May 2021.