Here at The Co-operative Bank we're committed to doing the right thing and building the digital, ethical bank of the future. That makes each day with us challenging, versatile and rewarding. As one of our graduates you’ll be at the heart of it all.
With leadership programmes across banking, finance, digital, marketing, products and technology and transformation, whatever your interest, if you share our values and have the talent and initiative to drive forward our business, we may have a great opportunity for you. You’ll learn at pace and gain exposure to senior leaders and a variety of projects and teams, giving you everything you need to be a future leader at our bank; all whilst working towards a professional qualification.
Don’t’ just take our word for it. Read what some of our current graduates and alumni have to say...
“After a general induction I went straight into a placement in the
branch network. I was offered flexibility with location and the
experience made me appreciate what matters the most – the customer
experience. I’ve also been on placements in one of our contact centres
and in the back office, all of which have helped me grow as a leader.”
Ben James, Banking Leadership Programme
“The Co-operative Bank aims to develop and challenge you whilst also
giving you a great support network. My second project meant I was in
weekly contact with the CEO and the Executive team - you don't get that
kind of exposure at some of the larger banks. It was difficult but the
support I had really made me feel empowered and it was very rewarding.
The first thing I noticed about the Bank is how friendly everyone is; no
one is unwilling to help you learn and develop and that really helped me
settle in fast. Because of that I felt empowered to use my voice and now
some of the contributions I have made are having a positive impact on
Bethany Hardy, Technology and Transformation Leadership Programme
“I’ve really enjoyed the accelerated learning process the graduate
scheme at the Bank provides you with. I have been given more
responsibility and opportunities than I anticipated I would have
received at this stage of my career, which reflects how much the Bank
values the scheme.”
Mathew O’Connor, Finance Leadership Programme
There’s much more to our graduate programmes than on-the-job experience. We’ll give you all of the support we can to drive your career and develop you as a person, challenging you to become an expert in your chosen field. We’ll assign you a mentor and work with you on a personal development plan to draw together every aspect of your learning, from technical training to leadership skills.