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.

When is the 2024 intake?

Here’s what you need to know about our summer internship programmes in 2024.

Programme start and end date

1 July to 23 August 2024

(8 week duration)


£22,000 (pro rata)

Work location

Hybrid working

(in our newly refurbished Manchester city centre office, and working from home)

What do I need?

To apply, you’ll need to:

  • Have one more full year of study

    You must be in your penultimate year of undergraduate study or below. You must be projected to get at least a 2:1 degree, in any discipline.

  • Have five GCSEs (or equivalent)

    You must have at least five GCSEs (or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above (or level 4 or above).

What is a summer internship?

On our summer internship programmes, you’ll spend eight weeks working in a stretching and stimulating role, pushing you to perform at your best, while supported by our development programme. You’ll gain a real insight into what it’s like to work in our business and have the opportunity to learn from our people, while working on real business challenges.

We hope that by taking part in the programme, you’ll leave university with a sense of independence and confidence. Plus, if successful on the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to be considered for our future graduate programmes.

How do I apply?

You can click on any programmes you’re interested in below to read more, and apply.

Application window

Applications are now open. We will close the vacancies once we’ve received a sufficient number of applications.

Please apply at your earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Recruitment process

  1. Application form (online)

  2. Interview (online)

  3. Assessment centre (in-person in Manchester)

Programmes available

What will I be doing?

You’ll work on a number of placements throughout the programme, each designed to develop your:

  • Commercial and strategic thinking
  • Negotiation, influencing and leadership skills
  • Understanding of how our bank works
  • Knowledge and experience.

We’ll ask you for your areas of interest and take these into consideration, along with our business needs, when deciding which placements you’ll work on.

How will I be supported?

There’s much more to our internship programmes than on-the-job experience.

We’ll give you all the tools we can to help drive your career and develop your confidence. You’ll have access to all the support you need, including guidance on how you can shape your own development.

Your graduate buddy will support you in building your professional network.

Your business sponsor will review and appraise your performance, providing feedback and coaching at every step of the way, to ensure your success and personal growth.

Am I a good fit?

Working in our bank involves looking at problems analytically and creatively. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds and with different skillsets.

You don’t need to ‘tick each of these boxes’, but some great attributes that we look for in candidates include that:

You’re analytical

You’re good with numbers, or you enjoy problem solving

You’re creative

You’re interested in how you can develop innovative solutions to problems

You enjoy new challenges

You’re a fast learner

You have a business mindset

You have good knowledge of commercial considerations or customer relations

You’re empathetic

You’re good at ‘putting yourself in someone else’s shoes’ or you’re passionate about making a difference

You’re a leader

You’re a confident communicator, or you’re skilled in persuasion

Which programme is right for me?

Finance internship programme

What does the Finance team do?

We support every aspect of our bank. And we’re moving fast to make the most of our enormous potential and shape the ethical bank of the future.

What will I do during this programme?

You’ll get first-hand experience, which could include working on:

  • Producing weekly summaries of economic trends and data releases for the bank’s trading committee
  • Profit and loss statements, balance sheets and capital metrics for month-end reporting
  • Modelling of the bank’s economics assumptions used for planning purposes
  • Shadowing on financial planning processes and forecast discussions
  • Supporting preparation and verification of half-year investor presentation, including supporting materials for the CEO/CFO.

Apply for this programme

You can apply by completing our online form (opens in new window) and entering ‘Finance’ in the ‘Which internship would you like to apply for?’ field.

Product internship programme

What does the Product team do?

We design, manage and promote the products our customers need, and build lifelong connections across a range of marketing channels.

What will I do during this programme?

You’ll learn about how we design our products, taking into consideration our customer needs and the commercial needs of the business.

You’ll get first-hand experience, which could include working on:

  • Shadowing and supporting our product managers to explore how the bank designs and develops its products
  • Supporting our pricing teams with product changes that will increase their appeal and drive income
  • Engaging with wider business teams to support the development of product processes and journeys to make it easier and simpler for customers to interact with the bank.

Apply for this programme

You can apply by completing our online form (opens in new window) and entering ‘Product’ in the ‘Which internship would you like to apply for?’ field.

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