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Intern stories

Hear from some of our colleagues on their experiences of the Handelsbanken Internship Programme

Katie Day, Account Manager Support, London Liverpool Street

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Why did you choose Handelsbanken for your internship?

I was keen to continue studying after my A-levels but was unsure whether university was the right path for me. Handelsbanken’s internship programme appealed to me as I would receive valuable on-the-job  training and gain a useful insight into the banking industry. There was always support on hand to listen, and offer guidance, on how best I could progress my career and develop within the Bank.

Since transitioning from the internship to full time employment I finished CareerPlus, Handelsbanken's professional development programme, which allowed me to complete the Chartered Banker Certificate, and a Senior Financial Services Customer Advisor apprenticeship. The internship helped me to decide that I wanted to pursue a career in banking and I am excited for what the future holds.


Matthew Lousley, Customer Due Diligence Quality Control Analyst

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Why did you choose Handelsbanken for your internship?

I hadn’t actually planned on doing an internship until I was introduced to the Handelsbanken programme by my university lecturer. It was the first time I had heard of the Bank, and so I was intrigued to find out more. After completing some further research on Handelsbanken I was sold. I had learnt so much about the traditional high street banks and to be honest, it didn’t sound too appealing, so it was refreshing to hear about a bank that does things differently. I applied straight away.