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Internships at Handelsbanken

Opportunities for individuals interested in a career in banking

About the programme

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals to take part in the Handelsbanken Internship Programme. We view the Programme as a path for us to recruit our leaders of the future. 

Our interns are talented, motivated and enjoy being empowered to add value. We are looking for people who share our values: a long-term approach, customer service, taking responsibility, and collaborating with others to achieve joint goals.

As an intern you will follow a specific programme, based in one of our branches or UK offices, covering all aspects of the Bank’s operations. Working as an integrated member of the team, you will spend your first few weeks understanding the core principles of our business before being assigned responsibilities that enable you to gain experience in broader aspects of banking, working alongside our account managers and more specialised functions.

By the end of the placement, you will have had the opportunity to experience aspects of banking, be given responsibility with the support of your team,  have delivered work and projects that will add value to the Bank and developed your professional skills in a friendly and supportive environment.


The programme will provide practical experience within the following competencies:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Team working
  • Communication
  • Financial analysis
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Commercial awareness
  • Time management
  • Innovation and creativity

Intern stories

Watch the video to hear from some of our colleagues on their experiences of the Handelsbanken Internship Programme.
Read more about our colleagues' experiences of the programme.

Further details about the internship

The typical office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday but this may differ for some roles.

This is a fully paid internship.

Interns should be able to commit to the full eight week programme which runs during the summer holiday period. We are not able to provide accommodation for the duration of the internship so please consider this when applying to a location.

Handelsbanken is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work, regardless of age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

How to apply

*Please note: The application window for summer 2021 Internships has now closed.*

The application window for 2022 summer internships will open in November 2021. More details will follow in due course.

Top 100 Undergraduate Employers

We are delighted to be recognised as one of the Top 100 Undergraduate Employers in 2019 - 2020.