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Digital User Experience (UX) Professional Degree Apprenticeship at AJ Bell AJ Bell plc

Our Digital User Experience (UX) Degree Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to gain practical experience whilst you work towards a Bachelor of Science degree with Manchester Metropolitan University. As a UX apprentice you will help in the design of systems and processes that will help our customers achieve their investing goals.

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

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    25 days holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service, plus bank holidays; hybrid working policy; casual dress code; discretionary annual bonus; free social events; volunteering opportunities; free gym and classes + much more

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed. The degree programme is taught on a block learning basis at Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During this four-year programme you will work in our UX design team within the Technology Services department to gain a deep understanding of design best practices in a fast-paced regulated Financial Services business.  At AJ Bell we help people to invest and our UX team are key to the journeys that our customers go on.  Our UX team use their insight and design skills to develop systems and processes that make every customer’s experience easier, more efficient and more enjoyable.

Typical tasks include:

  • Taking part in workshops to assess customer needs and requirements
  • Creating models to showcase designs you have developed
  • Working with different departments in AJ Bell to understand and implement design requirements

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

At the start of the apprenticeship you will enjoy a tailored induction programme with us & Manchester Metropolitan University. This will give you the chance to get to know our business and develop your skills on the job, while at the same time continuing on a development programme designed to help you invest in your personal growth and your future with AJ Bell.

We also provide:

  • Mentoring & ongoing training
  • In-house technical and professional development training
  • Volunteering opportunities

At the same time as learning on the job, you will study for a BSc in Digital User Experience with our academic provider, Manchester Metropolitan University.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If you are successful in your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue your career at AJ Bell focusing on either a managerial or technical career path.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C / 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C / 4) Essential
Other UCAS points (Grade 112 (actual or predicted)) Essential

About the employer

AJ Bell is one of the largest and best-regarded providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services in the UK, with assets under administration exceeding £69 billion and more than 440,000 clients. AJ Bell was named North West Large Apprenticeship Employer of the year in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2021.


AJ Bell plc


4 Exchange Quay

Salford Quays


M5 3EE


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Digital user experience (UX) professional (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Submit CV and covering letter explaining why you want a career in technology and user experience and why you would like to join the AJ Bell apprenticeship programme. Successful candidates will then be invited to have a telephone interview. Final stage will be an assessment day

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Apr 2023