The apprentices will join TSB for a 12-month period, during which they will receive on-the-job training that will lead up to a NVQ Level 3 in Providing Financial Services.
The school leavers will follow a structured programme in either a customer operations role or a position in one of the bank’s branches. They will learn from TSB partners, develop both existing and new skills, and will receive on day of study leave per month to help them work up to their qualification.
The scheme is currently focusing on seven areas: Barnwood, Sunderland, Swansea, Edinburgh, Central Scotland, Glasgow and Sheldon.
Rachel Lock, HR Director at TSB, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome our new apprentices to TSB. In order to be selected for the programme they had to prove that they are both dedicated and passionate about providing great customer service, and it was fantastic to see how this struck a chord with our new recruits. I have no doubt that the training we have developed for them will help them to flourish in the future.
“As someone who began my career straight from school, I understand that university isn’t for everyone and indeed, isn’t even necessary for every job. Having a tailored approach for school and college leavers is the right thing to do for both TSB and young jobseekers.”
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