- Are you looking for an alternative to traditional university study?
- Would you like to start your career in financial services by developing new skills that are relevant to the workplace?
- Does the idea of avoiding university fees and student debt sound appealing?
If so, an apprenticeship could be the perfect route for you.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme. As an apprentice in our industry, you’ll be employed by a financial services organisation and paid a wage while you study.
If you are a school or college leaver and think you’d like to pursue a career working in a bank or another type of financial services organisation, an apprenticeship offers you a great way to earn while you learn.
You can gain a professionally recognised qualification at no cost to you while working full-time in the industry. If you choose a degree apprenticeship, you will still graduate with a recognised degree in exactly the same way as you would if you went to university.
How do apprenticeships work?
Apprenticeships can differ between organisations but typically you’ll spend most of the week at work.
One key benefit is that you’ll be learning from your colleagues in senior roles and have many years of professional experience, and you’ll have the chance to put into practice what you’re learning in your every day job.
You’ll also spend time away from the office, undertaking the more formal ‘training’ part of your apprenticeship. This may mean attending classes once a week or even studying online. It will be up to your employer to decide which approach works best for you.