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Salary

£23,940 – £29,745 depending on location and level

Locations

  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Stoke-on-Trent

Dates

We have two start dates for our courses, depending on the role you’re interested in: 1st July and 29th July. Find more info below.

If you’re successful at interview, you’ll start your apprenticeship on 21st October 2024. 

Overview

We’ve partnered with NatWest Group to create high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for young people from underrepresented backgrounds who are passionate about starting a career in the banking industry, with roles spanning data, technology and customer service.

Led by our experienced Careers Development Managers, our bespoke 3-week course will help your professional development, build your confidence and prepare you for a guaranteed interview with NatWest.

Find your location below to see available roles.

We are looking for young people aged 16– 24 who are passionate about building a career at NatWest Group. You don’t need previous experience, but you do need to show evidence of a genuine interest in the role you’re applying for.

Eligibility Criteria:
✅ 16-24 years old
✅ Received free school meals and/or require additional support to access careers
✅ Did not attend a private / fee-paying school

Level 2 and 3 roles: There is no minimum academic criteria required although Maths and English GCSE in England and Northern Ireland, or National 5 qualifications in Scotland would be an advantage. If you didn’t manage to achieve the grades or can’t provide evidence of your qualifications, NatWest Group will help you to obtain them during your apprenticeship.

Level 4 roles and above: You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 9-4, or equivalent National 5 qualifications in Scotland.

Digital roles in Scotland: It’s essential that you have a passion for technology or coding. You’ll need to demonstrate this through a relevant IT/Software qualification (HNC level or equivalent) or relevant work experience.

You won’t be able to join the programme if you have the same or equivalent qualification, or work experience at a similar level in a similar field. This may include a related apprenticeship, a university degree or a role in which you may have developed similar skills.

Everyone who completes our course is guaranteed an interview with NatWest. You’ll receive 1-2-1 support to develop your interview skills and exclusive networking opportunities with professional volunteers from a range of major companies.

Those selected by NatWest at interview will then undergo the necessary checks before the official apprenticeship start date: 21st October 2024. 

Those who are successful in securing the role will:
✅ Learn new skills and study for an apprenticeship
✅ E
arn a competitive salary
✅ Receive professional support during the first 12 months of your career, including monthly catch-ups and events with everyone from your course!

Our 3-week bootcamps will mostly be delivered online. You will need a device to access the sessions via Zoom, and a stable internet connection.

We will also include some in-person events for successful candidates to meet the team!

A typical timetable might include…

Week 1

  • Induction with NatWest Group guest speakers
  • Professional Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills

Week 2

  • Professional Communication Skills and CV writing
  • Case Study workshop
  • Ethics, Morality and the Law

Week 3

  • Interview Skills
  • Mock Interviews
  • Team task and presentations to judges
  • Interviews with NatWest hiring team!

Available roles

How to apply

  1. Check out the opportunities below and click to apply. If you’re interested in more than one role, please refer to do this in the Personal Statement section. Remember, you’re applying to LTSB’s pre-employment programme, not the job itself yet.
  2. Once you have completed and submitted your application, the LTSB team will check your eligibility, and follow up to invite you to an online Information Session to explain how it all works in more detail.
  3. You will then be invited to an in-person Assessment Centre with other young people applying for the programme where you’ll do group tasks and have a 1-2-1 interview.
  4. Successful candidates will be offered a place on the programme!

29th July roles

Senior Financial Services Customer Adviser L3 (£23,940)

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For the Digital & Technology roles in Edinburgh, it’s essential that you have a passion for technology or coding. You’ll need to demonstrate this through a relevant IT/Software qualification (HNC level or equivalent) or relevant work experience.

1st July roles

Accountancy Technician L4 (£23,940)
Digital & Tech – Software Developer L8 (£23,940)
Digital & Tech – Data Analyst L8 (£23,940)

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29th July roles

Providing Financial Services L6 (£23,940)
Digital & Tech – Networking Infrastructure L8 (£23,940)

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29th July roles

Senior Financial Services Customer Adviser L3 (£23,940)

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29th July roles

Senior Financial Services Customer Adviser L3 (£23,940)

APPLY NOW

If you have any questions about the application process or roles available, please contact applications@ltsb.charity