The Bank of England graduate scheme

Our graduate recruitment programme offers opportunities to first degree graduates from all degree disciplines. We also have postgraduate positions for people with a Masters degree in Economics or Finance.

From day one your work will have a significant impact - not only on the Bank but the wider economy as a whole - and you will experience a professional environment that's dynamic and challenging.

For graduates with a strong interest in IT, we provide the opportunity to be involved with projects and IT systems which are fundamental to the effective operation of the UK's financial system. As an IT graduate, you will join our award-winning Analyst Career Training (ACT) programme ("Best Graduate Development Programme" 2008 & 2009 as well as "Best of the Best" 2008 Association of Graduate Recruiters awards). You will also attend IT training courses and work with a team of experienced IT professionals. This will help you to develop the skills and experience you need to succeed in your IT career.

The recruitment for our IT graduate programme runs on an annual cycle and we accept applications from September to November each year for appointments commencing the following October.

What you need:
We recruit from all academic disciplines. All our graduates need high levels of intellectual ability and analytical skills, plus a desire for a career that is both challenging and rewarding. Our minimum requirements are:
- At least 300 UCAS points from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies). We are happy to accept mitigating circumstances and/or work experience in lieu of UCAS points.
- It is essential that you have, or are expected to achieve, a 2:1 classification. We accept first degree graduate applications from any degree discipline.
- Applicants to the IT graduate scheme must have a strong interest in IT, although any degree subject will be considered.
- To apply for our postgraduate programme you must have completed a Masters in Economics and/or Finance.
- All graduate vacancies require strong analytical skills, the ability to be a team player and work to tight deadlines. You must combine the capacity to learn new skills quickly with the ability to use your initiative, set your own targets and use sound analytical reasoning and clear objectives to make decisions.

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