• Runs for 27 months
  • Become immersed in vital work across our business areas
  • Start building your career at the heart of the economy

Our graduate programme offers the chance to develop a career at the heart of the UK economy. But it's not all about economics. Our programme is open to applicants from all disciplines, and has a real focus on personal development.

The new, more transparent ways of working that are so intrinsic to ‘One Bank’ will give you access to more of our leading experts than ever before as well as enabling you to build a holistic view of our organisation. So you'll have all the support and opportunity you need to unlock your full potential.

What you'll be doing                 

Entering a dynamic, challenging and genuinely supportive environment, you'll be involved in work that has a significant impact – not only on the Bank, but on the wider economy too.

Our graduate programme immerses you in important work across our business areas. At the forefront of analytic excellence and research, you'll gather critical information, analyse, report and take part in meetings with a range of colleagues and stakeholders. This will allow you to gain the experience and develop the skills you'll need to become an expert analyst here. 

Careers at the Bank

We’re looking for graduates who have achieved, or expect to achieve, a 2:1, with at least 120 UCAS points from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies) using the 2017 UCAS Tariff System. This is equivalent to 300 UCAS points using the pre 2017 UCAS Tariff System.

Our graduate development programme is aimed at graduates with two years’ work experience or less, and is created to support and develop grads at the beginning of their careers with a mixture of business and technical skills sessions.

If you are interested in working at the Bank of England and have more than two year’s work experience, please take a look at our experienced hire roles on our careers website.


Who we're looking for

We’re looking for those who are really motivated to join the Bank, know what we do and share the sense of our One Bank Mission.

You’ll need to be a team-player with strong analytical skills, including the ability to work with tools and data sources, and to learn new things quickly. You must be comfortable setting your own targets, meeting tight deadlines and working under your own initiative, ready to tackle the most challenging and relevant issues head on.

To get more of an insight into this programme, read our graduate learning journey brochure.


No matter where you work in the Bank, your role will be unique. You will be asked to apply for one of the following streams:


This is our generalist scheme, and is open to Graduates from any degree discipline. This stream opens up opportunities in many areas across the Bank, including Banking, Markets, Notes and Central Services.


If you’re studying an Economics or Finance undergraduate degree then this is the stream for you. Here you’ll have a chance to develop your skills at the heart of the UK economy.


This stream develops Graduates to provide technical expertise in areas such as stress testing, the Help to Buy scheme, or wider market risks. They work within areas such as Supervisory Risk Specialists. Great analytical skills are key for this stream.


These roles are vital for collecting, compiling and analysing data for publication. We look for students studying a quantitative degree, such as Maths or Engineering. These roles are in areas such as Advanced Analytics, Data and Statistics Division and the Chief Data Office.


The Technology division enables everything we do at the Bank, including supporting systems like the Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS), enabling the UK financial services sector to transfer trillions of pounds in payment transactions every year. You don’t have to be studying a Computer Science degree – we are also looking for students with an interest in Technology. Based on your interests and skillset, you will be matched to a pathway, such as: Developer, Infrastructure, Service Management or IT Security.


Open to Graduates from any degree discipline, you'll be at the heart of the Bank's work to protect the stability of the UK's financial system by supervising financial institutions. You could be supervising insurance companies, international banks, building societies, key financial infrastructure or UK banks of all sizes. Supervision puts your analytical, problem solving and professional skills into practice; you will work closely with senior internal and external stakeholders to identify and mitigate potential risks before they can have an adverse effect on the financial system and the public.


If you are studying for a Masters degree in an Economics or Finance discipline and are looking for a Graduate position, this is the stream for you. These roles are in research-focussed areas such as Monetary Analysis, International or Markets.



Applications for the 2018 Graduate Development Programme have now closed.

For any further queries on the application process, please contact the Bank of England Team at Penna.