Careers and programmes at The Co-operative Bank

We're proud to be different. We believe it's our duty to stand up for the issues that matter to our customers, colleagues and partner organisations. Find out how you can join us.

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At The Co-operative Bank, our values and unique customer-led Ethical Policy shape everything we do, and we put people at the heart of every decision we make.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about putting words into action.

Our careers and programmes

We’re on a mission to deliver ethical banking fit for the future. Find out more about how you can help us achieve this.

Our career opportunities

Take a look at the roles we have available, whether you’re early in your career, looking for something customer-focussed, or have technical or specialist skills.

Our graduate leadership programmes

Our graduate programmes provide all you need to start your career and be a future leader at our bank, all whilst working towards a relevant professional qualification.

Our industrial placement programmes

Our industrial placement programmes are your chance to showcase your thinking and skills, to help you develop and potentially be invited to a graduate programme.

Our summer internship programmes

Join us for a summer internship at the original ethical bank. You’ll develop your skills, knowledge and confidence, and get a real edge in the graduate marketplace.

Why join The Co-operative Bank?

We’ve been doing things differently for over 150 years. Not because we’ve been told to, but because it’s the right thing to do.

Here are just a few more reasons it’s great to work for us.

Our benefits

We provide competitive benefits and considerate working policies, to help make sure we can all enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

  • Pay

    We provide a yearly salary review and a performance-based bonus incentive

  • Benefits

    We offer retail discounts, health and life challenges support, and free access to our premium products

  • Work and time off

    We give up to 30 days of annual leave and up to 2 days of volunteering leave, plus the option of flexible and remote working and options for extended and emergency leave

  • Family and caring

    We can make adjustments for caring responsibilities, and adoption, fostering, fertility treatment and parental leave – including time off before a new addition to your family

  • Pensions

    We contribute up to 10% of your salary into a pension pot as part of our pension scheme

  • Insurance

    We include accident, income and life cover, as well as healthcare benefit

Our culture

We foster a culture of diversity and inclusivity, with a number of colleague networks. We provide health, wellbeing, learning and development services to help meet your diverse needs. And we stand by our co-operative values and work closely with our recognised trade union.

Our values

Our commitment to our planet, people and the community has been fundamental to us since 1872, and still underpins how we run our business to this day. We campaign for change on issues, including domestic abuse, human rights abuses and youth homelessness.

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