Careers that make a difference to the UK economy

Early career

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Career development

At the Bank, we’re on a mission to make finance markets work better for smaller businesses across the UK, allowing them to prosper and grow.

You’ll feel this sense of purpose as soon as you meet us, and you’ll be able to make an impact from the moment you join.

I wanted to work somewhere that had more of a social impact.

Seetal Mistry
Digital Marketing Assistant

Shape your development

At the Bank, we encourage you to shape your own development.  No matter what your role, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with different teams across the Bank, including our senior team.

You’ll agree your development plan with your manager and get free access to personalised learning through LinkedIN Learning, alongside the opportunity to work on projects outside your normal role to broaden and deepen your skillset.

And if your role requires specialist skills or certifications, or if you’d like to move into people management, then there is support for that too.

The diverse range of teams within the British Business Bank means you’re usually able to find a role that’s suited to your aspirations and your skills.

Career areas

British Business Investments

Works with delivery partners on investment programmes that help support businesses across a wide range of sectors, regions and stages of growth.

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British Patient Capital

Manages a £2.5bn investment programme designed to support UK businesses with high-growth potential in accessing the long-term financing they need to scale up.

Visit British Patient Capital

Start Up Loans

Delivers the Government’s Start Up Loans programme, providing finance and support for businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance.

UK Network

Works to address imbalances in access to finance for small businesses across the regions and nations of the UK.

Policy

Works to ensure the Bank operates effectively as part of the Government, including advising ministers on issues relating to access to finance and maintaining relationships across Whitehall.

Strategy

Leads on the Bank’s overall strategy, including the business planning process and negotiations with the Government over its budgeting.

Enabling functions

  • Change
  • Digital and Direct Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Legal and Secretariat
  • Procurement

Our recruitment guidance

We use a repeatable, four-step process when it comes to recruiting. And, as an equal opportunity employer, we can and will make adjustments to our process depending on what an applicant needs.

We’ve pulled together a useful outline of what our recruitment process looks like, along with some recommendations - and frequently asked questions – for anyone who wants to apply for a role with British Business Bank.