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Connecting Our Future

We have a variety of apprenticeship programmes that offer fantastic opportunities for anyone starting out their career in Financial Services.

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We have designed our apprenticeship programmes to give opportunities to people from a variety of backgrounds, interests and experiences.  We have a mixture of generalist and specialist programmes all of which support you learning on the job, understanding our business and how everything we do supports our customers.

All our programmes have a rotational element to give you exposure to as much of the business as possible, as we believe that this really helps to expand your knowledge and experience to enable you to build your career with us.

  • Connecting Our Future – Business Administration

    Connecting our Future is a 2-year programme – the first year is split into three four-month placements designed to develop your understanding of our customers. This might be face to face in our Branch Network, within our Customer Contact Centre, Financial Advice teams or our Administration team.

    The second year is made up of two six-month placements – chosen by you and designed to show you how our teams connect with each other to deliver outstanding customer experiences and, ultimately, discover your career path passion.

    Throughout the duration of the programme you will have opportunities to support ongoing projects and events across the society, all this whilst completing a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship to support your learning and development.

    Applications are open throughout June for a September 2021 start.

  • Connecting Our Future – Data Science

    This is a 4-year programme in which you will complete a Data Science Degree Apprenticeship with York St John University, whilst working across a number of business areas within the society, including Modelling, Credit Risk, Customer Insight and Data and Information.

    You’ll need strong maths skills, a passion for data and programming, have the ability to communicate technical topics to non-technical audiences and be highly organised, as you will need to manage university studies with workloads.

    In return you’ll gain a knowledge and understanding of programming, data analysis, artificial intelligence, problem solving and much more.

    Applications are now open throughout May for a September 2021 start.

  • Connecting Our Future – Risk and Compliance

    This is a 2-year programme where you’ll complete a Level 3 Risk and Compliance Officer Apprenticeship, learning about topics such as the risk and compliance framework, principles of data protection and policies and procedures. Alongside your studies you’ll work within numerous teams including Data Protection, Legal, Financial Crime and Operational Risk to gain an understanding of our business, customers and products and services that we offer.

    Whilst completing the Risk and Compliance Officer Apprenticeship you will also complete the ICA Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance.

    Applications are open throughout June for a September 2021 start.

  • Connecting Our Future – IT and Digital

    Further information and details regarding the IT and Digital programme will be shared in due course.


How to apply?

To apply, head over to our main careers site.

For more information, please email