Rathbones Apprenticeship Scheme
The Rathbones Apprenticeship scheme began in 2013 and the ongoing success of the scheme has seen us continue the programme into 2019 where we will take in the fifth cohort of apprentices.
Our apprentices are given the opportunity to embark on an exciting career whilst being given the support and training to learn and gain relevant experience with one of the UKs leading Investment managers. Each apprentice undertakes a two year rotation that exposes them to many different facets of the business whilst completing an NVQ in Business Administration. They also have the opportunity to study towards a relevant professional qualification.
The scheme has attracted candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds who are committed to ongoing development within a workplace environment. Apprentices combine on-the-job experience and formal training to gain the knowledge and skills required to support our business operations, providing efficient administration, managing varied workloads and solving complex problems.
What our apprentices had to say:
How did you become aware of the Rathbones Apprenticeship Scheme?
"I became aware of the scheme after signing up to gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship and receiving a notification about the position. From doing my own research on the company, I knew that through Rathbones’ exceptional reputation and high standards, this was the company I wanted to work for." - Eleanor, 18, Digital Marketing
Why did you decide to apply for an apprenticeship instead of going to university or another job?
"The choice to go down the route of an apprenticeship over university was easy for me. I understood that I would be getting paid whilst I learn, instead of accumulating debts and would have two years of solid full-time work experience in a workplace." - Matthew, 18, Operations
What do you like most about working for Rathbones?
"My favourite part about working for Rathbones is that I am constantly undertaking new tasks that challenge me, therefore, allowing me to grow my skills. In addition to being challenged, I like the fact that I’m surrounded by approachable mentors that are always happy to answer my questions and help me when I need it." - Ellie, 18, Operations
How is an apprenticeship different to school?
"An apprenticeship allows you to learn whilst working and actually earning some money. What you learn is often tied into your day to day job and this helps a lot with staying motivated to study. The life skills you develop naturally in a working environment are invaluable for the future and very hard to come by in a classroom." - Patrick, 23, Performance
How did you find the recruitment process? Was it challenging?
"The recruitment process overall was challenging but allowed me to use my knowledge and skills which I had previously developed, which enabled me to get through the first weeks. The hardest part of the process was the presentation stage." - Kevin, 18, Operations
Would you recommend the Rathbones Apprenticeship Scheme to others?
"I would 100% recommend the Rathbones Apprenticeship Scheme to others because it will open up numerous opportunities and experiences – without the debt from university. Rathbones are very welcoming and supportive throughout the programme and would be great as a future employer upon completion of the scheme" - Emily, 20, Operations