The Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank

Here at The Co operative Bank, we provide financial products and services to personal and business banking customers across the UK. And as we simplify our Bank, we feel we can offer a more personal service to our customers – and greater scope to you.

Every person’s unique contribution at The Co operative Bank is recognised – and won’t be swallowed up and lost like it might in a larger, sprawling operation. Here, your work directly impacts on the wider Bank, as well as the close-knit team around you. You might think that’s something you should take for granted. But our people tell us time and again that it’s all part of what makes The Co operative Bank different.

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Case Studies

  • Name: Benedict James
  • Role: Banking Leadership
  • Joined: October 2014
  • University: Newcastle University
  • Degree: Accounting & Maths

“When I started looking at different graduate schemes, I wanted the opportunity to lead projects rather than work on them. I also wanted exposure to senior colleagues and something that combined analytical thinking with practical application. This leadership Programme has delivered on all counts. It’s exceeded my expectations."

"I genuinely didn’t think I’d have the level of opportunity and exposure to senior leaders that I’ve had. None of my friends who are on other graduate schemes with larger employers have enjoyed the same level of sustained exposure and the personal approach I’ve experienced. If you can learn quickly in a constantly changing environment I’d really encourage you to apply”

Training & Profiles

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.

Application Procedure

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

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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. We also offer some amazing rewards for your career:
• 2 Year Programme £26,500 pa starting salary (£30,500 inner London weighting for London Treasury role) plus regular performance based salary reviews
• Networking-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 practice your public speaking skills and get feedback and advice from experienced professionals