All programmes are now closed. Applications will re-open in 2022!

LTSB’s vision is “a world where all young people flourish, regardless of your background.”

We’ve partnered with NatWest Group because we’re looking for young people who are passionate about digital technology, data, and customer service to join a range of apprenticeship opportunities in permanent roles with the bank in 2021.

We are offering places on three-week interactive bootcamps where you will receive employability training and insight into the specific role for which you’ve applied.

Roles are available in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London, and Manchester.

Roles include Digital & Technology Solutions, Digital User Experience apprenticeships, Data Analysts, Software Developer and Customer Advisor apprenticeships .

Successful completion of the bootcamp guarantees you an interview.

LTSB will continue to support successful candidates until roles commence in the autumn, and then for the first year of your career.

On the apprenticeship you’ll study to gain a qualification while putting new skills to use in work, earning a competitive salary, and being supported professionally through the programme.

  • Free three-week bootcamp delivered online in the summer
  • Interaction with NatWest Group staff during the bootcamp to give you an insight into the role and the culture of the bank
  • Guaranteed interview for the specific role and apprenticeship (for all candidates who complete the bootcamp)
  • Salaries for successful candidates:
    • Customer Advisor roles: £21,555-£24,345 in London depending on location, £19,125-£19,800 everywhere else, depending on location
    • Data Analysts, and Software Developers: £24,345 in London, £19,125 everywhere else
    • Digital & Technology Solutions, and Digital User Experience: £28,035 in London, £21,555 everywhere else

This section lists which roles are available in the following locations. To find out what the apprenticeship study programme in your location includes, click the relevant link, but remember to return to this site to apply.








We are looking for young people aged 16– 24 who are passionate about building a career in digital, data, or customer service. You don’t need previous experience, but you do need to show evidence of a genuine interest in the sector.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 16-24 years old
  • Educated at a state school
  • You may have been entitled to Free School Meals or Pupil Premium at some point in your education (English schools)
  • For Financial Services Customer Advisor roles (Level 3 in England and Level 6 in Scotland) we are looking for young people with a passion for learning and helping customers have the best experience.  There is no minimum academic criteria although Maths and English GCSE in England and National 5 qualifications or Foundation Apprenticeships in Scotland would be an advantage
  • For Software Developer and Data Analyst roles (Level 4 in England and Level 8 in Scotland) we are looking for young people who are passionate about digital, technology, data and innovation.  If you have experience of coding / programming this would be ideal for the software developer roles.  If you have an inquisitive mind and like to solve problems, investigate data / information, work with spreadsheets, etc you may be ideally suited for the data analyst apprenticeship.  There is no minimum academic criteria for entry, however Level 3 qualifications (A level / BTEC) in England or Highers in Scotland would be an advantage.  
  • For Digital & Technology Solutions and Digital User Experience degree apprenticeships (Level 6 in England) the minimum academic criteria is 80 UCAS points (A levels or BTECs in England and Highers or equivalent in Scotland).  If you have explored digital and technology in your own time or in your studies this would be advantageous.
  • For all the roles, you must be eager to learn and succeed!

These roles are open to people of any background – we are specifically looking for young people who were eligible for free school meals, or from areas of low attainment, or have faced personal disadvantage.

An apprenticeship as part of a full time role with NatWest Group is a fantastic alternative to full time education, and a unique opportunity to become part of a diverse, challenging and exciting organisation.

Apprenticeship opportunities are designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful in the role. There needs to be the potential for the significant development of capabilities and competence during the programme for you to be eligible. 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.

We’ll carry out an eligibility check as part of the application process.

To apply for a place on one of our bootcamps, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Carefully choose the role and apprenticeship programme for which you wish to apply.
  2. Click the relevant button below to complete our application form.
  3. Please choose your location from the dropdown menu on the application form.
  4. The application form will ask you certain questions about your background to check your eligibility, and will ask about your qualifications and interest in the role. Please include your predicted / on track grades if you do not have your final grades finalised and have been unable to complete your studies due to Covid-19.
  5. Please give a good amount of detail in your answers about why you are interested in the role and why you need LTSB’s support.
  6. You can expect to receive a follow-up phone call from one of the LTSB Team. This will be to find out more about you and why you want to get into digital, data, or customer service (as appropriate).
  7. We will support you through an assessment process so that, if successful, you can join the relevant bootcamp in the summer.

Q: Can I take part in LTSB’s programmes and still be eligible for Universal Credit?

A: Please inform your work coach if you are offered a place on an LTSB programme, but yes, in principle you should be able to take part.  Please check the table below, which may help your work coach to understand how it works:

Business & Finance programme
  • Part-time course lasting around 4 months
  • Helps you to undertake your work-related requirements
  • Introduces you to prospective employers
  • Improves job-seeking skills (interview techniques and mock interviews, leading to interviews with recruiting employers)
  • Supports you to get and retain a permanent job (and/or a better job)
NatWest Digital / Customer Advisor programme
  • Full-time course lasting 3 weeks
  • Helps you to undertake your work-related requirements
  • Guaranteed interview for a known, actual vacancy
  • Tailored job-seeking skills
  • Employer insight
  • Supports you to get and retain a permanent job (and/or a better job)

If you have any questions about the application process or roles available, please contact