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St. James’s Place Apprenticeships

Find your place and become your potential with an apprenticeship that offers you a wealth of opportunities.

Are you looking for an apprenticeship with great prospects in the world of financial services? You’ll find a huge array of opportunities with FTSE 100 employer St. James’s Place.

We understand that deciding whether University is right for you isn’t easy. Our Apprenticeship Programme is a fantastic opportunity to complete a funded and supported qualification whilst you work within one of our divisions, gaining experience and training.

We employ our Apprentices on a permanent contract and consider ourselves responsible for their development path – with support from the programme manager and the wider business.

As an Apprentice you will also receive full employee benefits, pension, saving schemes and bonus.

“I found the step up from college to a full-time job a challenge. It wasn’t easy for me, but with support from everyone at
St. James’s Place, I quickly noticed improvements in my personal development. “

Morgan, Apprentice

“There is no normal day for me at St. James’s Place, which is one of my favourite things about the job. I spent my first salary on a trip to Disneyland with my best friend – it was so worth it!”

Madi, Apprentice

“One of my favourite things about working for St. James’s Place is being able to apply for a local community grant each year for a charity of my choice, and being able to take 2 days of work time to volunteer.”

Ben, Apprentice

What do you need to apply?


You’ll be hard-working and self-motivated, and take a proactive approach to work and your studies. You’ll have good communication skills, and be able to balance personal confidence and ambition with teamwork and humility – you’ll know that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you will be in an environment where there are plenty of skills to learn and new knowledge to soak up.

You’ll have a professional, positive and conscientious attitude, and be looking to develop your knowledge and progress your career.


You will have GCSE – Grade C (Level 4) or above in English and Maths.

You will also be on your way to complete your A-level/BTEC triple award, or equivalent.

SJP quote Charlotte apprentice

What will you be doing?

We have placed Apprentices into various departments which include:

  • Marketing
  • Technology and IT
  • Finance
  • Audit
  • Financial Crime
  • Data Strategy and Management
  • Corporate Strategy

As an Apprentice with St. James’s Place, you’ll be studying a qualification relevant to your job role. Supported qualifications range from level 3 up to degree apprenticeship level 6.

Qualifications will be delivered as blended learning, self-study and online, an assigned coach to meet and discuss your progress every 6 weeks. You’ll have an Apprenticeship programme manager, there to support you the whole way through. You’ll also have an Apprenticeship buddy – a previous apprentice who can answer your questions and provide a more relaxed form of support.

The Apprenticeship program also incorporates the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. All apprentices complete the award which helps to develop love skills through training, confidence, resilience and self belief.

What's in it for you?

When you join St. James’s Place, from Day 1 you’ll have a competitive salary and access to a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 25 days of holiday
  • Private medical insurance
  • Share saver option scheme
  • Non-contributory pension scheme
  • Two days of volunteering per year

Further prospects:

Following the completion of the Apprenticeship programme you’ll have the opportunity for further development. You might choose to undertake a higher-level Apprenticeship, or study for additional professional qualifications, or undertake further training. It’s our goal to ensure you’re inspired to make a difference by actively contributing to the continued growth of the business. It’s also equally important that you continue to achieve your own personal goals – and make your place in the world.

How to apply

Applications open on Thursday 8 November 2018 and will close on Friday 4 January 2019. We recommend an early application as the applications may close earlier if we receive a high volume of candidates.

The St. James’s Place Apprenticeship positions’ will be across many different business areas. Should you be invited to attend an Assessment Centre in our London office, details of the department and role will be discussed as part of the final interview.

Visit the St. James’s Place Apprenticeships Page to find out more and apply.

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