Our two-year graduate programme is split into three, eight-month placements, and will prepare you for a prominent career within Retail Banking. You’ll discover more about your unique strengths, where your interests lie and how you can be a key part of helping us be the best bank for our customers. You’ll gain experience on a:

Customer placement

Learn about who our customers are, be that through our branch network, Wealth and Mass Affluent business, or Retail Banking for small businesses.

Specialist placement

Find out how our customer-facing business is supported, and gain a detailed understanding of our multi-brand, multi-channel strategy. You might work in our change function or service delivery team, or even help to deliver a campaign with Group brands and Marketing teams.

Leadership placement

Lead a project or a team in either a customer role, or one of our specialist environments, such as marketing. With guidance from your managers, you’ll refine your leadership, project and change management skills, which will form the cornerstone of your career.

Throughout the programme, you’ll have the support of a mentor and a buddy and benefit from a tailored development journey that includes masterclasses, online learning and practical on-on-the-job training. You’ll also be supported to study for the Chartered Banker qualification to solidify your understanding of banking too.

Our aim is to give you a breadth of experience and robust development support so you can best determine your future career path.

Read more about the training on our Graduate Leadership Programmes 

Apply now for the Retail Banking Graduate Leadership Programme


As an intern in Retail Banking, you’ll spend 10 weeks gaining experience and understanding of the work we do to be the best bank for customers. Whether your internship is in community banking, business banking or telephone banking – or in the exciting world of change, marketing or product development – you’ll develop a wealth of knowledge and build valuable skills. Above all, we’ll make sure you have an experience that will challenge, stretch and inspire you to pursue your passions, once you graduate.

Apply now for the Retail Banking Internship

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