BPP Professional Apprenticeships becomes leading training provider for 400 RBS apprentices
BPP Professional Apprenticeships will be the leading training provider for 400 new Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) talented apprentices.
School and college leavers will have the chance to work for one of the UK’s leading banks whilst studying with appointed training provider BPP Professional Apprenticeships for professionally-recognised qualifications within the industry.
The new apprenticeships are a way for RBS to explore a new way to attract the very best young talent to the bank. Apprentices will work right across the business, all over the UK, as they undertake a one or two-year apprenticeship which will lead to a full time, permanent job at RBS.
They will have the chance to learn technical expertise and customer focus skills in Personal & Business Banking, Commercial & Private Banking, Human Resources and Services divisions.
James Hammill, director of BPP Professional Apprenticeships, said: “It is fantastic to be able to help RBS develop the next generation of their workforce.
“We share the same common values as RBS because we’re also keen to invest in future talent across the UK and recognise the value apprenticeships can bring to organisations. We’re delighted to be able to help so many school-leavers have such brilliant opportunities with a company like RBS.”
RBS held a special launch event today at the bank’s London headquarters in Bishopsgate where RBS CEO Ross McEwan will be personally welcoming some of the new apprentices along with Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills; Sue Husband, executive director of the Skills Funding Agency; Phillip Russian, CEO of Investors in Young People; and David Meller, chairman of National Apprenticeship Ambassador network.
Ross said: “I’m delighted to welcome so many new faces to RBS today through our apprenticeship scheme and I’m confident their dynamism, values and fresh perspective will make a huge contribution as we look to build a bank focused on customer service. Traditionally, young people often came to RBS having graduated and while we want to still encourage that, we think we can tap into a whole new pool of talent through offering apprenticeships right across the country.”