Trade Control Apprentice Bank of America

Our apprentice program starts in September 2023, and we are currently looking for motivated and control focused Apprentices to join Global Markets Operations in our Rates Trade Control team in Chester in a full-time role whilst studying the Level 4 Professional Accounting/ Tax Technician apprenticeship standard.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,158.72 to £20,048.08

    Competitive salary (above minimum wage), plus benefits and pension

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a great opportunity to join a world-renowned company and build a rewarding career in the Northwest. The Rates Trade Control Team supports the Global Rates Business, who are responsible for products including Interest Rate Swaps, Swaptions and Cross Currency trades.

You will be joining an exceptional and supportive team, working alongside colleagues from around the globe. We promote diversity and inclusion and will give you access to ongoing training to help you develop and grow. We reward high performance and support colleagues in local community based voluntary activities. This all helps to make our company a great place to work.

If you have the keen desire to learn and progress in financial services, our apprenticeship program can give you an in-depth understanding of our business. You will have the ability to make every single day different so this role is perfect for those who like to continuously learn.

As an apprentice, your key tasks and responsibilities may include but are not limited to, supporting the trading desks, and being responsible for the entire lifecycle of these trades, including:

  • Trade validation/ reconciliation
  • Trade amendments
  • Regulatory & management reporting
  • Issue resolution

We are continuously looking to improve our processes to provide the best control/support to key stakeholders and trading desks.

Essential and desired competencies

  • A clear motivation for Trade Control and a thirst for knowledge and understanding of the business
  • Detail focused, with a high attention to detail
  • A keen desire for learning
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity
  • The ability to exercising good judgement
  • Resilience and the ability to deliver excellence in an environment with obstacles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English is essential
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethics by earning other’s trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions


  • 3 A-Levels (96 UCAS points/ CCC grades)
  • Five GCSEs at grade C (or 4) or above, Incl. English & mathematics (or equivalent)
  • Been a resident of the UK for the past 3 years
  • Not in full-time education when starting the apprenticeship
  • Have the right to work and remain in the UK indefinitely
  • Spend at least 50% of your working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship
  • Have not completed a qualification or apprenticeship at the same level or higher which provided you with substantially the same skills or training as you would gain through this apprenticeship with Bank of America

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The successful applicant will work towards the CIMA Certificate in Business and Accounting L4 qualification with our trusted learning partners; Undertaking weekly virtual sessions.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion, you will have obtained essential skills to be part of busy investment bank and the options will be endless.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


A Level or equivalent English (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or above) Essential

About the employer

The worlds of sustainable finance, workplace culture and technology are evolving fast. Together we can shape them to be smarter, greener, safer and more inclusive. At Bank of America, we care deeply about our planet and the people on it. That’s why each year we provide billions of dollars in financing for sustainable business activities. We develop emerging technology to help organizations gain funding more safely, rapidly and globally than ever. Join us and we’ll help you shape your own world through opportunities to learn, grow and belong. You’ll work in collaborative global teams with mentorship programmes, employee networks and events to build friendships and support. As a valued member of our team with responsibilities from day one, we’ll ask that you take the time to understand our Code of Conduct and how we manage risk. We need all kinds of people, perspectives and skills, so if you’re as passionate as we are about making the world better, this could be the opportunity for you.


Bank of America


Amadeo Financial Center

Herons Way

Chester Business Park


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today