Communications & Marketing Graduate programme

By joining our Communications and Marketing graduate programme, you’ll be part of a team that works to enhance the reputation of the bank and its brands through our communication with colleagues, customers, the media, and external stakeholders.

We’ll help you develop the knowledge and skills to become a well rounded Communications and Marketing professional, whether in a business partnering, strategy, or delivery role.

About the programme

Communications and Marketing partner with the bank’s franchises to grow our businesses, enhance our reputation and engage our customers and colleagues. This graduate programme will take you to the heart of our business.

We’ll support you to develop your knowledge and skills around strategy, execution, understanding our customers and specialist communications and marketing disciplines. You’ll have the opportunity to work across our teams, supporting the bank in being brand-led and customer-focused.

You’ll be rewarded with a starting salary of £31,850. On top of your salary you’ll also have access to our flexible benefits package.

After a full induction, the programme is structured around four, six month rotations, each based in different areas of Communications and Marketing. As a Graduate trainee you can expect to develop skills and attributes that will put you at the forefront of the industry and prepare you for further progression. You’ll also undertake the Chartered Banker, Professional Banker Certificate.

During this programme, you can expect to:

  • Gain insight into the strategy of the business and the function
  • Help to deliver both internal and external campaigns
  • Gain experience consulting on specialist disciplines
  • Build essential influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Conduct research to understand our customers, performance, and competitors
  • Write reports, proposals, briefs and articles
  • Work with our third party agencies and suppliers on projects and campaigns
  • Respond to internal and external stakeholder queries

At the end of the two years, we hope to see you join us in a permanent role. We’ll be supporting your career development throughout, but particularly during your last rotation we’ll focus on what roles you could step into next.

Supporting you

We pride ourselves on the professional support we offer our graduates, and the friendly, down to earth community our graduates have shaped themselves.

Before you start, you’ll be paired with a ‘buddy’ (a graduate already on the programme) who’ll be there to help you get settled, answer any questions, and share their experiences.

You’ll also be assigned a Graduate Coach and a Placement Manager. Your Graduate Coach will be there to provide support throughout the programme, and will work with you to create a personal Capability Plan; your Placement Manager will provide rotation specific support, and will change with each placement. Together, they’ll help you reflect on your progress, develop your career, and build your professional network.

For a fuller picture of how you’ll progress through the programme and the support you’ll receive at each stage, check out the Graduate Professional Development journey below.

About you

To be eligible for this graduate programme, you’ll need to possess, or be on course to achieving a 2:1 in your degree.

We’re looking for creative and passionate people, with excellent communication skills. You’ll also be confident dealing with people, able to build strong relationships and networks.

It’s essential you can demonstrate a customer focus, as well as an interest in current affairs. You’ll be open to learning all things digital and taking ownership and initiative when it comes to your own work.

Programmes open

Take a look at programmes that are currently open for application below. You can also visit our application advice pages, where you’ll find details about the application process, as well as tips and advice to help you at every stage.

Loading, please wait
Talent Network