Supercharge your career with an apprenticeship at Newbury Building Society

We're searching for some bright, enthusiastic apprentices to shape the future of our organisation. If you’re looking for an alternative to university or college, an apprenticeship could be right for you.

Our business is simple: we help people buy their homes and save for the future. We're passionate about helping young people onto the property ladder, but we also want to support them to take their first steps into full-time employment, giving them a launch pad to carve out successful, fulfilling, interesting careers.

So, what is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a paid job where you learn while employed. Simple as that! Not only do you gain valuable workplace experience, but you’ll learn new skills, grow as an individual, and importantly, you'll be paid!

What exciting apprenticehips opportunities are there?

First Line Analyst Apprenticeship Level 3 - supporting our IT team deliver a top-class service to our members and our colleagues. 

Data Analyst Apprenticeship Level 4 - supporting the business to develop its data and analytics capabilities, while gaining a Level 4 apprenticeship.

Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Apprentice - Level 4 - helping us implement our environmental and sustainability strategy and gaining experience, knowledge and support to attain a Level 4 Apprenticeship in this exciting area. 

What will you gain?

Apprenticeships provide fantastic opportunities for on-the-job learning; with hands-on experience and all the support you need. At the end of your training, you'll gain a nationally recognised certificate which will enhance your employability. 

As an apprentice, you’ll also benefit from:

•    Mentorship and coaching from subject experts
•    Online and practical learning
•    Networking and industry exposure

According to, 91% of apprentices secure future employment or further study after completing their training. 

Why choose Newbury Building Society for your apprenticeship?

Joining us as an apprentice means you’ll have access to the same benefits all our employees have, which include:

•    2 paid days of volunteering leave each year
•    Your birthday off
•    Generous holiday entitlement
•    Contributory pension scheme
•    Hybrid working options
We take an active role in our local communities, and you’ll have plenty of chances to get involved in events and initiatives like fundraising for our charity partners, volunteering, social events, team building, and much more.

We recently won Employer of the Year at the Newbury Best in Business Awards, so you’ll also be joining an award-winning organisation! 

Don’t just take it from us, check out what our current and former apprentices have to say...

Mollie, Digital Marketing Assistant

"I’m so pleased to have completed my marketing apprenticeship! It was definitely a journey, but one that I wouldn’t change as it was a fantastic introduction into the marketing industry. I was able to apply my course to my daily job roles, from creating engaging content for different audiences, to managing risks and the importance of advertising appropriately in a business environment.

This apprenticeship has also allowed me to take a step in my career as I have recently been promoted. My course has enabled me to gain confidence in my job role, solidify and learn new skills and gain practical experience whilst being hands-on in my role."

Ryan, Customer Support Assistant - Savings

“Newbury has been my only full-time job after leaving school. I didn’t want to go to university and instead gain some work experience. My previous part time jobs had all been customer facing and I have always been interested in finance and banking. I’ve been a member of Newbury Building Society since I was a child so an opportunity to work in a branch for them was perfect for me. 

With the help of Newbury Building Society and West Berkshire Training Consortium, I was able to complete my apprenticeship and obtain a permanent position to help start my career with the Society, now 5 years on.”

Liv, Risk and Compliance Assistant

"I joined NBS after my GCSEs and was keen to continue my learning within the workplace environment -  an apprenticeship was a great opportunity for me. Completing my Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration taught me a lot about myself and the business. 

My qualification has positively impacted my current and future career. I incorporated my work tasks within my college portfolio, which allowed me to learn more about NBS and take on new challenges. This enabled me to gain invaluable skills and to develop personally and professionally.

I have had so much support from my colleagues in Risk and Compliance which I am grateful for. I am looking forward to carrying on working NBS with the skills I have developed over the last 2 years."

How do I apply?

Head over to our careers vacancies page to find out more about each of the 3 roles and how to apply. For more information about working at Newbury, contact our HR team.

Emma Jones Head of People

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