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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

Most employers will expect you to have management experience in financial services. If you don’t have this you could start by:

  • getting experience in other banking roles like customer service or sales, and working your way up
  • taking a higher apprenticeship
  • joining a bank or building society's graduate management trainee scheme

If you’re already working in banking, you may find it useful to study for professional qualifications like those offered by the Chartered Banker Institute or the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

You'll usually need a degree to join a management trainee scheme. A degree in business, economics, finance, management or marketing may be the most useful.

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

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

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

Starting Salary

£24,000 to £70,000

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