Bank or Building Society Manager

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Bank or building society managers lead and motivate their staff to achieve sales targets under the general supervision of head office. They may manage a large branch or be in charge of several smaller ones.

The Work

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The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for graduate trainees is around £25,000 a year. Assistant managers can earn between £25,500 and £36,700 a year. With experience, this rises to between £40,000 and £60,000 a year. Senior managers in regional positions can earn up to £80,000 or more.

There are also bonuses on top of pay, such as a pension scheme, private medical insurance, cheap mortgage offers, free shares and performance-related incentives.


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Getting In

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Getting On

More Information

Some banks run a range of programmes, including as Lloyds Banking Group, which includes Halifax and Bank of Scotland, who offer apprenticeships for school leavers and graduate programmes. You can find more information on their careers website.

Other big banks include Barclays, Virgin Money (formerly Clydesdale Bank), HSBC, Nationwide, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander.


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (CIOBS)
Tel: 0131 473 7777
Twitter: @charteredbanker

London Institute of Banking and Finance
Tel: 01227 818609
Twitter: @StudyLIBF

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