Graduate programme 2019

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Length: 2 years
Salary: £27,500 + benefits 
Start: September 2019
Based: Manchester


We know you're considering all options when planning your future career. So, why us? Well, here at the co-operative bank we're committed to doing the right thing - and never settling for second best - that makes each day unique and rewarding. As one of our graduates you’ll be at the heart of it all. You’ll join an ethical bank that’s continues to win awards for service. Whose colleagues live and breathe the organisational values. Our future is exciting. Yours should be too.



Here, you won’t stand still. You’ll learn at pace, grow quickly and take on more and more responsibility from day one. Working alongside top-tier professionals and being supported by a mentor, you'll learn from some of the best minds in the industry. You'll also work towards a professional qualification and rotate across teams in your business area to learn everything you need to know to be a future leader. It's amazing what you'll achieve on one of our graduate programmes:

  • Finance Leadership
  • Product Management Leadership
  • Technology and Transformation Leadership
  • Digital Leadership
  • Banking Leadership
  • Marketing Leadership

What you’ll need

  • Passion working for a bank with values and ethics at it's heart
  • At least a 2:1 degree or a 2:2 with a Masters (ideally in a numerical, scientific, analytical or business related subject)
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) at grade C or above
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • The unrestricted right to live and work in the UK

Our assessment process

We’ve designed our process so we can get to know each other better along the way. You’ll be able to show us what you can do and you’ll get a real insight into what it’s like to work here. We assess people using a range of assessments including:

  • Online application and screening
  • Online psychometric tests
  • Video interview
  • Assessment centre
  • Final interview