Our graduate programme

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Please browse our current opportunities.

Are we right for you?

Our graduates are hungry to learn, with the energy and drive to help us deliver a truly superior customer experience. They want to give themselves the best chance of success by embracing new ideas and creating winning solutions for our company.

Have you got what it takes?

  • Be ambitious, bring drive and vision to deliver a truly superior customer experience and outcome for the bank.
  • Be courageous, challenge yourself and those around you to win for our customers and the bank.
  • Be curious, welcome diversity in all its forms, embrace new ideas and alternative views.
  • Be all over it, don’t wait to be told. Do the right thing and make a positive difference.
  • Be connected, work with others to increase our speed to market and create a ‘consumer brand’ feel – leaner, faster, smarter!

Where we started

Clydesdale Bank was established in 1838 in Glasgow. The bank has a history of innovation and support for Scottish industry and communities. With over 70 branches and a network of business and private banking centres, Clydesdale is one of Scotland's largest banks.

What the future holds

With the launch of B, we committed to being at the forefront of innovative banking to deliver a useful, simple and rewarding experience. We’re investing more than £350 million in our business over the next two years, introducing new services to ensure we are best placed to serve our customers’ needs both today and tomorrow.

A totally unique experience

We’re not a traditional bank. Instead, we prefer to forge our own path. As a graduate, you’ll play a key role in shaping the bank’s future through our digital innovation and transformation programmes.

You’ll get face-to-face time with the COO, regular mentoring with senior management and external 1:1 coaching.

You'll get face-to-face time with the COO

Meet our previous grads

“The size of the company means that you get more opportunities. Not only to understand how a bank operates but also how to make a real impact, even although you are just starting out in your career. I got a lot out of the programme and not just professionally. The community of graduates were really welcoming and I’ve gained great friends.”

Aimee-Louise Mullen

Joined the Leadership programme in 2015 and now the Business Support Manager to the COO

“My experience on the Graduate programme has been pivotal in providing a platform from which I can launch a career in digital technology and leadership in enterprise software delivery.”

Matthew Frost

Joined the Technical programme in 2015 and now a Software Engineer

"It's a fantastic place to showcase your talents, be part of an organisation disrupting the status quo in UK banking."

Ross McAllister

Joined in 2014 and now in the Transformation team.

Our 2018 timeline

Applications open

You’ll be able to apply from mid-January to show us who you are and why you have got what it takes to be one of our graduates.

Applications close

Make sure you've got your application in by February 21st. Once you have applied we will keep you up to date with what’s happening with your application.

First stage assessments take place

Successful applicants will be invited to complete an assessment in early March. This is an opportunity to bring your application to life.

Assessment centres take place

You will participate in an interview and group exercise and will be assessed on both your cultural and technical fit.

Places awarded

We will let everyone know by early May what decisions have been made. We won’t leave you hanging!

Your first day

If selected, you will join us in September, giving you the chance to have a well-deserved break after your final exams.

Our new graduate programme opens in 2019

Leadership graduates

Our programme will give you experience in different areas of the business to fully understand how it operates, expanding your knowledge about potential career paths across a range of disciplines.

  • 4 rotational placements across the business
  • Contribute to live projects
  • Ongoing soft skills training
  • Ongoing mentoring from senior management

Technical graduates

Gain hands- on technical experience and knowledge across technology, building the technical skills needed to succeed in these areas at the end of the 2-year programme.

  • 2-year placement in a technical team
  • Participate in active development projects
  • Ongoing soft skills and technical training
  • Ongoing mentoring from senior management