Investment Operations Apprentice (Royal Bank Of Canada ) Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada are looking to recruit applicants who have a strong interest in finance and a desire to learn about investment banking operations for an 18-month Investment Operations Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice in the Business and Client Services department, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience in the heart of our bank’s operations. You will have the chance to work alongside industry experts and learn about various functions such as trade settlement, risk management, and client services.


Benefits of the Investment Operations Apprenticeship:

  • Comprehensive Training: You will receive training to develop your skills and knowledge of the financial services industry
  • Real-World Experience: This apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to contribute to the day-to-day operations of the bank. You will gain practical experiences in areas such as trade processing, reconciliations and regulatory compliance
  • Career Development: You’ll be in a supportive environment with a commitment to your professional growth with benefits including study leave, mentoring and coaching from senior professionals
  • Qualification Opportunities: You’ll study part-time for your CISI Investment Operations Certificate through BPP University– whilst being able to put your new skills into practice in your day-to-day role

The training you will be getting

As an Investment Operations Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Investment Operations Specialist Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship. The dynamic curriculum spans a number of modules exploring the world of regulatory frameworks, investment products and trading activities. Completion of the apprenticeship will result in you being awarded CISI IOC qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be the opportunity to convert to a full-time employee with

RBC following completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Creative, Investigation skills, Proactive and self-motivated


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English and Maths (Grade (A*-C/9-4 or equivalent)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A-Levels (Grade Grade B) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close but the employer will recruit on a rolling basis. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the positions.

About the employer

RBC Capital Markets is a top-ten global investment bank and an innovative, trusted partner to the most significant corporations and institutions in the world. We provide unrivalled expertise in corporate and investment banking, debt origination and sales and trading of fixed income, currencies, commodities and equities.


Royal Bank of Canada


Riverbank House

2 Swan Lane



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Nabila Lotfy

0203 8342872

Apprenticeship standard

Investment operations specialist

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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