The ASPIRE Programme

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Our ASPIRE programme gives school leavers the opportunity 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?

Academically applicants must have obtained GCSE grade B in Maths and English Language, and at least B,B,C at A-level/AS Level (not inclusive of general studies).

Location: You must be mobile and willing to move to where the best placement opportunities are; some examples of popular locations are Wimbledon, Doncaster, Hove, Manchester and Northwich

Salary and Benefits: £19,000 plus a competitive benefits package including eligibility for a discretionary annual bonus, a mobility allowance (to support a move out of current location/home to take up a placement in another part of the UK) of up to £5k per annum, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, pension and life assurance.

Start date: 24 September 2018

Application deadline: 5 March 2018

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Key skills and behaviours we are looking for

• Motivation and personal drive

• Self confidence

• Curiosity and eagerness to learn

• Uses initiative

• Team player

• Strong listening and responding skills

• Able to build strong working relationships

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