Banking & Financial Services

Banking & Financial Services

Banking is an extremely broad area, ranging from personal banking dealing with individuals and their bank accounts all the way up to investment banks conducting deals worth in the hundreds of millions. There is no shortage of courses that train you in fields directly related to finance, economics and accounting. But it’s a broad area where many different career paths can lead you to a job with a bank, including law, computer science, business and mathematics. The work can range from customer service to performing advanced mathematics to predict the stock market.

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The banking industry offer a wide range of careers, from bank tellers and customer service reps, to bank managers and financial advisors. If you work in areas such as investment banking and asset management, there can be a lot of pressure to perform as you may be dealing with enormously large sums of money. On a smaller scale, individuals, organisations and businesses need help managing their finances at times. People working in financial services help their clients to monitor their finances and plan for the future, all whilst complying with the relevant regulations. There are now a number of exciting apprenticeship routes into a career in this sector.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Banking & Financial Services sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • communication
  • complying with regulations
  • creating and following processes
  • data analysis & statistics
  • developing relationships
  • leadership
  • maths
  • negotiation
  • attention to detail
  • prioritising work
  • problem solving
  • project management
  • recording information
  • teamwork
  • time management
  • budgeting

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