Why work for us?

We’re ethical. We’re different. We’re pioneering. And we’ve looked after our customers and colleagues for over 140 years. Today we’re experiencing a major transformation. And we can offer you the opportunity to make history as we create the ethical bank of the future.


Launch your career at The Co‑operative Bank as a graduate and these are just some of the things you could look forward to:

Great rewards

  • £27,500 pa starting salary + Benefits
  • On top of eight public holidays, you'll enjoy 27 days' annual leave, increasing every year for five years (up to 30 days). Pro-rating applies if you're part-time.
  • Contributory pension scheme

Training & development

  • Study support for relevant professional qualifications, including fees, study leave and informal input from experienced colleagues 
  • Access to management level personal development masterclasses that range from communication skills and managing change, to leadership principles and networking & stakeholder management
  • A buddy who will help you to settle into each placement
  • A mentor from our senior management team who will help you to grow, network and get the most out of our 2-year graduate leadership programme


  • The opportunity to get together with other graduates on strategic bank-wide projects, carrying out R&D and presenting your findings and recommendations 
  • Invitations to relevant internal and external networking groups 
  • The opportunity to practise your public speaking skills and get feedback and advice from experienced professionals
  • Since joining The Co‑operative Bank as a Graduate Trainee, I have actively contributed to a number of large-scale projects, adding real value and actually helping to achieve the Bank’s strategic plan. In addition, I’m currently working towards a professional qualification. It really is an amazing place to build a career.


    Audit Leadership Programme

  • The opportunity to join the only bank on the high street with a customer-led ethical policy really appealed to me. Throughout the selection process the level of contact was excellent - way beyond other companies. I’m now looking forward to seeing all of the different sides of digital within banking.


    Digital Leadership Programme

  • Not only do I share the same values, I chose The Co‑operative Bank because of the supportive and inclusive culture and the opportunity to complete a professional qualification while working on exciting new initiatives.


    Banking Leadership Programme

  • The ethical principles and opportunity to impact on a business that is experiencing a real turn-around really appealed to me. Everyone is welcoming, this was my No1 choice.


    Technology & Transformation Graduate

  • Don’t worry if your degree isn’t geared towards banking. I did a degree in Chemistry. I can see how I can apply my skills and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to work in different teams and get involved with projects from start to finish.


    Banking Leadership Programme