What does a bank manager do?
As a bank manager, you’ll be responsible for a team of people and for increasing sales of financial products. You’ll have to deal with customers – finding them the most appropriate financial product for their needs. You’ll be dealing with money on a daily basis and as such will need to have good numeracy skills. You may be required to develop a business plan for your own bank.
What do I need to do to become a bank manager?
There are a number of ways you can become a bank manager. You could work your way up and gain experience in a bank, you could complete a higher apprenticeship in bank management, or you could join a graduate scheme. For the last of these options, you will need to have already completed a degree.
To do a degree, you will usually need five GCSEs (A-C) including maths, English and science, plus three A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification. Check with universities for exact entry requirements, vocational courses are acceptable for some degree courses but not all.
Relevant degrees for banking include: business, economics, finance, management or marketing.
There are no specific A levels required, but business, economics, statistics and maths would all be useful.
A level 3 vocational qualification in business would be most relevant. Entry may be possible without five GCSEs at grade C ,with an equivalent level 2 qualification. Alternatively, it may be possible to progress into bank management through an apprenticeship.
Vocational routeLevel 3 qualification in business
- A level business
- A level economics
- A level maths
- A level statistics