Earn while you qualify with an apprenticeship at Secure Trust Bank Group
Let's face it, Uni isn't for everyone, there are other options out there and Secure Trust Bank Group (STBG) can help you build a successful career in finance. We love meeting new people, developing careers and recognising our best people and you could be one of them when you apply for an STBG apprenticeship. We are a fast growing national business with nearly a 1,000 people, offices across the country and big ideas.
At STBG, we provide savings accounts, retail finance, debt recovery, real estate finance and commercial finance. We don't have high street branches and, because of our business model, we are known as a 'challenger' bank.
Everything we do comes from our strategy of Grow, Sustain and Care and we mean to build the best bank in Britain through delivering great customer outcomes, safeguarding our integrity and sustainability for all our customers and stakeholders and making this a great bank for customers and colleagues.
Being a UK only Bank, all our business functions are based in the UK and we offer opportunities, not only in our Banking operational teams but also in our IT, Marketing, HR, Finance and Risk and Compliance teams meaning that we can help achieve a broad range of Career ambitions.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship allows you to get paid work experience while you study a structured programme to gain nationally recognised qualifications.
Apprenticeships include an industry-relevant professional qualification and take between one and four years to complete through a combination of workbased assessments, visits, workshops, reviews and classroom lessons. Apprenticeships aren't just for young people, they are available to all ages and can be great for people wishing to qualify in a new field or discipline or who are returning to work after a long absence.
Apprentice training follows a framework, which is set by the National Apprenticeship Service. Gaining valuable experience of the business as you progress means that you and the business both benefit hugely.
"The people at Secure Trust Bank Group are genuinely welcoming, helpful and really supportive"
We don't just talk about our values here - we really live them and when we mention teamwork, ownership, future orientated, risk aware, performance driven and customer focused we don't just look at 'what' we do, we equally look at 'how' we do it. Our free Employee Assistance Programme is open to every employee if they need it and just wait until you see Boost - our fantastic employee benefits scheme - it's a hard one to beat! Our Group FEEFO score of 4.7 out of five shows how important good customer service is to us and you will be playing a part in building the best bank in Britain if you come and join our apprenticeship programme. The people at Secure Trust Bank Group are genuinely welcoming, helpful and really supportive so you can stretch your skills, develop and learn, build a successful career and make great friends along the way.
If you want to be part of something more than just the business, you can get involved with our charitable work. Each tear we raise on average over £50,000 for our chosen charities including mental health and local children's charities. It's amazing how much time and dedication our colleagues give to supporting our communities. We also have an active Inclusion Network across the Group which works to ensure that everyone here feels safe, confident and fairly treated regardless of their orientation, race, religion, age or any other personal attribute.
Staff also get to have a say in where we can improve and what we are good at in our annual Your Voice survey which is linked to Great Place to Work.
We understand that you're ambitious because you are looking at apprenticeships with STB Group. You want to stretch yourself, learn new things and move on and that's why 100% of our roles are advertised internally. We know that growing our own talent is key to our future success, so we both win.
An opportunity may arise to work in our Motor Finance businesses, or perhaps you could see yourself helping others learn alongside our L&D team. Whatever you decide, we can help make your dreams become reality. You don't have to move up to move on here, there are loads of different business areas to explore.
"You don't have to move up to move on here, there are plenty of different business areas to explore."
From day one at Secure Trust Bank Group you will start to benefit from our generous salary package, which increases as you develop in your role. How quickly you progress depends entirely on you and how you perform.
- Starting salary - £20,250 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
- Flexible pension contributions
- Discretionary bonus dependent on annual performance rating
- 4 x salary if death in service
You won't just have our standard end of year performance conversations. You'll get regular 121s and on the job informal coaching from your line manager. Everybody gets this input and support throughout their careers.
Learning and Development
Following your two day corporate induction at Head Office where you meet other new starters, you will have immediate access to exceptional learning opportunities through our nationally accredited Learning and Development team. Last year we delivered over 10,500 hours of training in subjects ranging from Decision Making to our Confident Leader Academy for every stage of the leadership journey.
We all learn in interactive, activity based environments where you share your experiences and learning objectives with colleagues across the Group. You get a blended learning experience and monthly e-learning on interesting subjects such as anti-money laundering and financial crime risks.
We also offer London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) qualifications as standard. Once you have completed your studies through your allocated college, you can also look at other qualifications specific to your chosen career path. While you earn you will be picking up critical skills every day relevant to your discipline. Some examples are customer service skills, stakeholder management, meetings and presentation skills.
You can join our coaching or mentoring programmes where colleagues benefit from more experienced team members who will advise and guide them.
We never stop learning and this is just the start for you
Rewards and Benefits
We've given you loads of great reasons to work here - here's a few more!
- A great salary and package from day one
- Paid holiday plus a day off for your birthday, on us!
- Sharesave scheme after qualifying period
- Staff benefits
Access to a huge range of tailored benefits including gym discounts, eating out offers, buy and sell holiday, insurance and more on successful completion of your probation
- Coach and mentor matching service
There's more! - every year a group of our top performers from all levels of the business get nominated by colleagues to go on an all-expenses paid two day trip - we've done Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Dublin to name a few.
Find out more about apprenticeships
Your apprenticeship will be demanding but you will be in a growing business, a culture focused on success, with great people doing innovative things. We never stop learning and this is just the start for you.
We're all looking forward to welcoming you to a fantastic career at Secure Trust Bank Group
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If you are studying for a course that includes a year in industry, we may be able to accommodate your work placement. Many of our entry level roles provide a suitable setting for an undergraduate work placement with ongoing part time working thereafter so you can continue to earn as you learn. Work placements provide an insight into careers in Banking and improves your change of a full-time role post-graduation.
Part time work
If you are simply looking to boost your income whilst studying, we offer part-time flexible shifts in our contact centres. Training is sull time for a minimum of 4 weeks so the start of the Summer break is an ideal time to join us so you will be fully trained and ready to start a part time working pattern when your course commences.
Whether you have a clear career ambition or are exploring your options, we could have the right opportunity for you. Being a UK only Bank, all our business functions are based in the UK and we offer opportunities, not only in our Banking operational teams but also in our IT, Marketing, HR, Finance and Risk and Compliance teams meaning that we can help achieve a broad range of Career ambitions.
As a smaller Bank, our Graduate schemes run in line with business requirements and we advertise these throughout the year, to hear about upcoming graduate opportunities when they arise you can sign up for job alerts.