1. Internships

Internships at Handelsbanken

Opportunities for individuals interested in a career in banking

About the programme

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in the Handelsbanken Internship Programme, where we hope to find our leaders of the future.

Our interns are talented, motivated and enjoy being empowered to make a difference. We’re looking for people who share our values, putting our customers at the heart of what we do and who are always happy to take responsibility and collaborate with colleagues.

As an intern you’ll follow a structured programme covering all aspects of the Bank’s operations, working alongside specialists in branch or functional departments. You’ll spend your first few weeks understanding the core principles of our business, before taking on your own responsibilities that will see you gain experience in all areas of banking.

By the end of the placement you will have delivered work and projects that add value to the Bank, whilst also developing your professional skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

Hands-on experience

The programme will provide practical experience across some of the following areas:

  • 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.

Programme details

  • This is a fully paid internship paying the Living Wage
  • You should be able to commit to the full eight week programme which runs during the summer holiday period. Unfortunately, we’re not able to support any travel or relocation costs for the duration of the internship, so please consider this when you apply.
  • We’re committed to creating an equal and diverse business. We are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring workplace, regardless of age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.


It’s easy to apply, simply email internship@handelsbanken.co.uk with your CV and completed application form. 

Dates for your diary

We’ll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and follow up with telephone interviews and if successful you’ll be invited to a virtual assessment. 

22 November 2021 Review of applications begins

13 February 2022 Summer Internship Programme application deadline

February/March Virtual assessment centre 

27 June 2022 University students and graduates start

25 July 2022 School leavers start

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