Bank and Post Office Clerks

Bank and post office clerks deal with the payment and receipt of money, cheques and other routine financial transactions and open and close accounts. They advise upon financial products and services offered by banks, building societies and post offices.


New workers
£ 10,716
£ 22,291
£ 36,081

Available jobs

In the past year there were 90,467 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Provides postal services, pays state pensions, unemployment and other state benefits to claimants, supplies official forms and documentation to the public, and performs other tasks specific to the activities of a post office.

  • Receives and pays out cash, cheques, money orders, credit notes, foreign currency or travellers cheques.

  • Manages the operations of a sub-post office.

  • Advises customers on financial services and products available.

  • Maintains records of transactions and compiles information.

  • Deals with enquiries from customers, other banks and other authorised enquirers.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Finance

  • Financial Services

  • Banking

  • Business Development

  • Investments

  • Commercial Banking

  • Investment Banking

  • Risk Management

  • Accounting

  • Private Banking

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • Sales

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • English Language

  • Planning

  • Leadership

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.