Friday, 14 January 2011

Gap Year @ The Bank Of England

Our Gap Year programme is open to students who have just completed their A-level or equivalent (e.g. International or Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Higher, Irish Leaving Certificate or BTEC Nationals) studies who wish to gain work experience before a University course. It provides a valuable opportunity to gain exposure of work experience in a stimulating environment at the centre of the UK’s economy.

Gap Year opportunities are largely available in our Banking Services area undertaking operational Banking work. This involves processing of financial data, often to tight deadlines and requires a high level of accuracy. These roles will give you the opportunity to gain first hand experience of the banking processes of a major financial institution. In addition there are some research and clerical based opportunities in other areas of the Bank.

We offer opportunities for training and many students complete the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)  qualification during their placement.   Placements last for 51 weeks.

Our Gap Year students benefit from working in a professional environment and truly value the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a prestigious organisation. They also enjoy the working atmosphere and social interaction.

 The Gap Year programme offers you the opportunity to prepare for life at university and provides an excellent insight to the work of the UK’s Central Bank.  Previous particpants in the programme have said that gaining experience with the Bank really enhanced their university applications.

To apply for these positions you should have at least 180 UCAS points (either passed or predicted) from up to three A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

We are now open for applications for Gap Year positions starting in 2011.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on 28th February 2011.  The application form can be accessed here.

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