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2 years



plus a great range of benefits


London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, or Bristol.


While it’s not mandatory, we can support with training and costs to help you achieve a relevant professional finance qualification such as ACT, CFA, CIMA and chartered banker diploma.

Help us get the economy back on track

Our mission is Helping Britain Prosper as we look after the financial needs of businesses across the nation. As the country continues its economic recovery, our work has been thrown into the spotlight. We help UK-based businesses, from start-ups to established corporations, invest locally and trade globally. We advise them how to manage their risks and become more sustainable, as well as designing industry-leading products to meet their changing needs.

Right now, we're looking for even more talented people to join our team and help us prepare for whatever the future brings. And the good news is, you don't need a banking or finance-related degree to do it.

Passionate about developing relationships? Curious about what drives the economy? Keen to embrace new challenges? If this sounds like you, then join us in supporting a more sustainable and inclusive society.

In Business and Commercial Banking, we work to understand our clients and the challenges they face at the frontline of the UK economy. We're quick to collaborate and find solutions when world events shake up markets. We're also versatile and quick to adopt new technologies that will improve the way we work. If that sounds exciting, this scheme is designed for you.

What you'll learn on the Business and Commercial Banking Graduate Scheme

Over the course of two years and four rotational placements, you’ll develop the multi-faceted knowledge you need to succeed in our Business and Commercial Banking division, as well as the chance to explore a variety of specialisms. From day one, your team will value your perspective, give you real responsibility, and rely on you to help businesses grow.

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You’ll work directly with Business & Commercial clients, understanding their needs while developing strong relationship-building skills. You’ll discover the breadth of products we offer including lending, foreign exchange, payments and transaction banking, and merchant services.

You’ll learn how we develop our products to improve the customer experience, working alongside engineers and experts to enhance product journeys. And you’ll understand how we manage risk across the business – including credit underwriting and conduct controls – to ensure we provide the best support for customers and shape finance as a force for good.

On top of that, you’ll learn how we’re building digital innovation and sustainability into everything we do, helping clients accelerate their transition to net zero through the solutions we create. Whatever the situation, our goal is to find even better ways of helping businesses become more sustainable. Making this a scheme you’ll be proud to be part of.

The work you could be doing

  • Meeting clients to understand their needs and how we can support them

  • Helping teams pitch for business, developing leads and making introductions

  • Working on deals within a team of experts

  • Monitoring market opportunities and generating trade ideas

  • Developing financial business cases for investments and initiatives as well as supporting with pricing and trading

  • Supporting our work to help break down barriers to build a more inclusive society

Is this for you?

What you need to apply

A 2:2 degree or above in any subject area from any university.


You’ll be based at one of our main hubs for the two years you’re on the scheme. These are in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, or Bristol. Tell us which location you’d like to be based at on your application.

Closing date

Applications for our Business & Commercial Banking Graduate Scheme have now closed.

Register your interest for any future updates here.

Our graduate schemes may close early if we receive a high number of applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as you can.

The application process

Our application process is designed to give all candidates the opportunity to excel. You’ll find everything you need to know, including stages of the process and tips to help you succeed, on our  how to apply page.

We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture.

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