Relationship Manager (Banking) Level 6 Apprenticeship
80 UCAS points (or predicted) 2017 onwards or 200 UCAS points pre-2017 or 12 months' work experience - plus a driving license.Personal qualities
Anyone who's got the right attitude will thrive here - and you don't have to come from a farming background at all. You'll be good with numbers and great with people, but you don't need to have a lot of experience to show us that. You'll do well if you're ready to learn, and happy to take on any challenge that comes your way.
Unlike many of our other roles, Agriculture means you'll need to be happy to be outdoors and on the go most of the time: there's a lot of travelling involved, from walking around client farms to driving out to fairs and markets. It's an active life, but one with plenty of rewards. To make it work though, you'll also need a driving licence (but it's fine if you don't have a car of your own).
You don't have to be a brilliant communicator yet, but you need to remember that talking to people will be an important part of this job. You're gaining the trust of a whole farming community and strengthening our relationships with them. Of course we'll support you to learn how to do that, but you'll need to be comfortable with the idea that as you grow, it'll be a central part of your job.
Good organisation is critical too. Again, we'll coach you in how to manage everything, but throughout the apprenticeship, you'll be balancing work, study, and your home life. It's an intense challenge that needs real self-motivation. We think you can do it, but you need to come into the course with your eyes open to that - even if you haven't done anything like it before.Desired qualifications
None specified.Future prospects
On any of our apprenticeships, you'll quickly discover that this is about much more than three years of your time - it's a stepping-stone to a permanent career with our bank.
Nowhere is that more true than in Agriculture. Many of our senior team in this department have been with the business for up to thirty years - and that senior team are looking to pass on their expertise to new apprentices.
With that in mind, if you decide to stay in Agriculture, you'll find brilliant future prospects with a clear path to becoming a manager. It's an uncommon chance to break into this essential industry, building on the expertise and the customer base passed on to you.
What's more, a permanent career in Agriculture isn't your only option - you could also consider the Graduate scheme or aim for our internal Masters Apprenticeship. The choice is absolutely up to you and your ambitions.Things to consider
The nature of the job means you'll be roaming to cover a large number of farming clients and events, but you'll be based closed to or in one of the following locations: Darlington, Kent, Suffolk, Oxford, Leicestershire/Lincolnshire.
The Current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 years old and £7.83 for 25 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).