As well as being a great way to spend your summer, an internship with us could also be a first significant step on your journey to the top.
The eight-week programme involves you enjoying a placement within the business while at the same time taking on additional objectives that could be anything from leading a steering committee to planning an event. You’ll also benefit from a range of development activities, including an induction day, business games and skills masterclasses.
It’s an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in our business, gaining all sorts of valuable insights and commercial skills. And if you do well, you could be offered a fast-track route onto the relevant graduate programme the following year.
We believe in putting customers at the heart of everything we do, so whether you’re dealing directly with our retail banking or credit card customers or perhaps in a role where your customers are internal, you can expect to spend your internship involved in highly customer-focused work. Throughout the eight weeks of your internship, you will be doing work that adds real value and makes an impact on our business.
To make sure you get the most out of the experience, we’ll give you meaningful objectives to achieve and regular feedback to help you with your personal and professional development.
You’ll also be working alongside experienced managers and colleagues who’ll support you every step of the way.
Who we look for
We see this not as a typical internship but more as a preliminary stage in your journey towards an extraordinary leadership career.
To help us make sure that’s how you see it too, you should be looking to join a leadership development programme (preferably ours) the year following the internship, whether you’re currently in your penultimate year at university or a finalist planning a gap year or further study before starting a permanent role.
Given that this is a stepping stone to our Future Leaders Development Programme, we’ll also expect you to be able to demonstrate the same behaviours we look for in our Future Leaders. Of course, you should be expecting a 2:1 or above and have at least 300 UCAS points.