Location: UK: Virtual event for opportunities in East of England, West Midlands, East Midlands, North of England and Scotland.

Event Dates: 12 June (virtual)

Opportunity: Launch events for 9-month returnship starting in October

Register by: 10 June (virtual)

**Event registration has now closed. See here for programme information**

Handelsbanken’s Returners Programme is a nine month paid return to work opportunity to support individuals looking to re-invest in their career, who have an aspiration to develop into a leadership role and have been out of the workplace for 18 months or more.

Through this programme, Handelsbanken hopes to create opportunities for  individuals to re-enter the workplace within the branch network, to utilise their current skillset, develop new skills, and grow within a truly inclusive team environment.

Join Handelsbanken at their launch events

Handelsbanken is offering the opportunity to hear more about the programme at a virtual event on Wednesday 12 June (10:00-12:00).

At the event you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from their Chief Branch Officer about why this programme is important to Handelsbanken
  • Find out more about the programme and the support you’ll receive during your returnship
  • Hear from the District Heads and Branch Managers at Handelsbanken about opportunities available on the programme
  • Benefit from a Career Returners return-to-work support workshop

What does the programme offer?

The roles available as part of the returners programme will be for non-certified Corporate Banking Managers or Private Banking Managers, in a selection of branches across the above locations.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the maintenance and development of a small corporate or private banking customer portfolio within a retail banking environment

You will have responsibility for all aspects of the client relationships, including building relationships with existing, new and prospective customers.

In addition to the work associated with your role, Handelsbanken will provide a full package of support including coaching, mentoring, leadership development, training to enhance technical skills, networking opportunities and general guidance to help support with re-entering the workplace.

There may also be the potential for a permanent offer of employment after successfully completing the nine month programme.

Handelsbanken is open to discussing the possibility of flexible working and whilst we work predominantly in the office we can also look at hybrid working.

Who is the programme aimed at?

This programme is open to anyone who is seeking to return to work after taking a career break, and wishes to reignite and refresh their financial services / banking sector experience in a structured and supportive environment.

  • Length of career break: minimum 18 months as of October 2024 (this could mean you have not participated in any paid work, or you have chosen to work on a small-scale or self-employed basis to fit around other commitments)
  • Previous exposure within the retail banking sector
  • You may have previous exposure within a leadership, coaching or mentoring capacity or have aspirations to develop in this area.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels
  • Held direct responsibility for the growth and relationship management of a portfolio of customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A high level of integrity.

About the organisation

Handelsbanken is a relationship bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence thanks to a nationwide network of branches, and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a local business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a bespoke service. The focus is always on the need of the individual customer and not on the sale of specific products.

The Bank is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of their activities. This is so that they are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work that encourages everyone to apply, regardless of socio-economic background, age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), veteran status, marital and civil partnership status, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

At Handelsbanken, they deeply value their unique culture and values including trust in and respect for each individual. They take pride in nurturing a work environment where people flourish, and where they are empowered to take decisions in their areas of expertise. They take a long term perspective in everything they do and want each employee who joins them to build a long term successful career with the Bank.

Check our Handelsbanken website for further information

How to Register

To join Handelsbanken at their event, please complete the following registration process:

Please register for the virtual event on 12 June here.

To apply to the Handelsbanken Returner Programme, please click here. The closing date for applications is 21 June 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the programme please email uk-career@handelsbanken.co.uk