Private Banking Graduate programme

Develop a career in Private Banking, by joining an exciting graduate programme focused on relationship management, or investments and specialist advice.

There are three programmes available - Relationship Management with Coutts, Relationship Management with Adam & Co, and our specialist Coutts Global Markets, Wealth & Investment Management programme.

About the business area

Coutts and Adam & Co have defined the private banking sector. We combine our expertise and experience building relationships with our clients to provide a world-class service.

From banking and lending to investment management and specialist advice we deal with the requirements of varied and extraordinary clients. We understand the intricacies of international and high net worth individuals, and support their ambitions during the breadth of their journey with us.

About the programmes

On the Adam & Company two year programme or Coutts programme which is up to three years, you’ll deepen your understanding of private banking. By building your product knowledge and commercial awareness, you’ll be able to deliver first class solutions for clients. You’ll provide high net worth clients with relationship support and understand their challenges. You’ll also establish a network that will help you make an excellent start to your career as a Private Banker or Wealth Manager.

Whichever brand within Private Banking you join, as a Graduate trainee you’ll be able to establish a network that’ll help you make an excellent start to your career. We’ll equip you with the skills to be able to deliver first class solutions for our clients. You’ll provide high net worth clients with relationship support and understand their challenges.

On our Coutts Global Markets, Wealth & Investment Management, you’ll get to know the financial markets inside and out, including portfolio management and construction. You’ll also build a deep understanding of the specialist advice and services we provide, including trust and estate planning, philanthropy, wealth succession and protection.

Whichever programme you join, you’ll have a starting salary of £31,850. On top of your salary you’ll also have access to our flexible benefits package.

Whichever programme you join us on, you can look forward to gaining:

  • An in-depth understanding of the diverse needs of high-net-worth individuals and their families
  • An in-depth understanding of financial markets and wealth management
  • The skills to interpret data and insights in investment strategy and risk
  • Experience providing specialist advice and services to private clients and portfolio management to high net-worth clients
  • First class client service skills and an understanding of our products and services
  • An industry recognised professional qualification

Depending on the programme you join, you’ll develop the skills that could lead you into roles including, but not limited to:

  • Investment Portfolio Manager
  • Fund Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Specialist Adviser

Supporting you

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

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 line manager and a mentor. They’ll be there to provide support for the duration of the programme, as well as working with you to create a personal Capability Plan. They’ll provide advice on your rotations, 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 considered for this graduate scheme, you’ll need to possess, or be on course to achieving a 2:1.

We’re looking for individuals who can adapt well to a rapidly changing business environment, who have an innovative streak, and a strong work ethic.

You’ll be someone with well honed communication skills, and a critical thinker to whom problem solving comes naturally.

You’ll also be an excellent team-worker, able to use your relationship management skills to support others and build credible connections based on trust.

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.

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