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Banking Industrial Placements

Job description

  • Runs for 13 months
  • Take on real work
  • Get professional training and invaluable experience

Our Industrial Placements offer an excellent opportunity for those studying a four year course to gain valuable experience and get involved in our policy, research and operational work. The placements run for 13 months, during which you'll be doing real work in a team as well as having regular training and events with your Industrial Placement cohort. To be eligible for this programme, you will need to be able to spend your third year of a four year course in Industry and graduate in 2022.

Outstanding performers will be considered for an offer on our Graduate programme following their placement. There will also be the opportunity to apply for our Postgraduate programme following their placement, this will involve having an outstanding performance during the placement and an additional technical test.

Some challenges you may take on include:

Research Assistant

Gain first-hand experience in the Bank's core work. Alongside economists on a wide range of issues, you'll experience briefings and produce charts and tables for Monetary Policy and Financial Policy Committee. You'll also manipulate economic and financial data for research projects.

Business Assistant

Business Assistants are based in either Banking Services or the Programme Office and can work in a variety of roles, including assisting with project processes, supporting testing, trialling and implementation, as well as senior team members.

IT Associate

IT Associates will be part of the Technology Division, working in the Application, Development and Maintenance area or the Infrastructure Group. Not only will you be able to contribute to the success of challenging projects but you will also gain valuable hands-on experience from technical experts.

What we are looking for


To be eligible for the Industrial Placement programme you will need to be an undergraduate studying for a degree with the opportunity to take a placement year to start in July 2020.

You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points from three A-Levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies) using the 2017 UCAS Tariff System.

This is equivalent to 300 UCAS points using the pre 2017 UCAS Tariff System. The Industrial Placement scheme is not designed for candidates who have already achieved a degree. Candidates with a degree should instead apply to our Graduate Development Programme.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28 October 2019

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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