What to expect
There are four different areas you can join as a Higher Apprentice in Functions – Compliance, Finance, Internal Audit, and Risk – and different UK locations offer different options. Each of the programmes comes with different qualifications, meaning course duration can vary, but whichever you choose, you’ll find individual mentoring and vital skills that help us operate more efficiently as a business.
How you’ll develop
You’re setting out on a significant journey with us – up to 4-5 years, depending on your programme – and we invest in your development at every step. That starts with our market-leading Talent Coach model: from day one, you’ll be assigned a talent coach matched to your needs and background, and together with your line manager, they’ll support you as an individual. We’ll also match you to an expert in your specialist subject, ready to share their knowledge.
You’ll also learn a lot from your team too in your full-time role with us. Whether you’re improving our mobile banking app in Technology; learning our regulatory obligations in Functions; or analysing the data behind our transactions in Operations, you’ll be doing real work, gaining impressive experience, and learning from the colleagues around you.
Then, there’s your studies – either a degree or a professional qualification. Either way, you’ll have ring-fenced study time to help you balance your workload, and e-learning to help you study in a way that suits your lifestyle.
Who thrives here
In order to qualify for our Functions Higher Apprenticeships, you’ll need to have at least BCC at A Level (or equivalent).
Beyond that though, we’re also looking for commitment and enthusiasm. Our Functions Apprenticeships place deep investment in you as an individual. That means we need you to match that commitment: you’ll turn up every day ready to work hard, push yourself, and think differently about what you’re capable of. You’ll have the backing of a global bank, and you’ll rise to that expectation.