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Job Description

Manages the branch of a bank, will be responsible for motivating the team and hitting performance targets, they will oversee loan agreements to ensure they comply with responsible lending policies. Will deal with staff queries and issues and help with training new and existing employees. They will ensure the banks customers are satisfied and dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Entry Requirements

You can get this job through:

Apprenticeship

You could do a banking relationship manager degree apprenticeship, or a financial services professional degree apprenticeship.

You'll usually need 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship.

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University

You could take a degree before applying for a management trainee scheme. Degree subjects include:

  • management
  • accounting
  • economics
  • finance
  • maths

You could do a retail banking internship for a minimum of 8 weeks during your degree. This will give you a head start when applying for trainee manager jobs after you finish.

You'll usually need 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree.

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Work

You could apply to join a bank in a customer service job and work your way up.

You'll usually need a least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths, or equivalent qualifications.

You could take further training on the job while you study for management qualifications.

Have a look at a few listed below:

Career Tips

You can find more advice about training and working in banking from the London Institute of Banking and Finance and Chartered Banker Institute.

Career Path and Progression

You could work towards chartered banker status with the Chartered Banker Institute. This could help broaden your career options at senior management level.

With experience, you could take on responsibility for several branches in a local area or region. You could move into head office operations, or work with the bank's overseas division.

You could also work in corporate or investment banking.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Business adviser
  • Sales representative
  • Banking customer service adviser
  • Financial adviser
  • Investment analyst

Required Skills

  • Good team leading and motivation skills
  • Good at making decisions and problem solving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A thorough understanding of the financial products that are being offered
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Able to take responsibility for the branch and its staff
  • Good sales, marketing and IT skills

Salary Range

£24,000 to £70,000

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