Career and Employment Information

Candidates completing the Certificate would normally expect to begin employment within an administrative, clerical, sales or technical support role in the industry. Candidates completing the Diploma may expect the same but it is likely that they would be considered suitable for Management Trainee programmes.

The industry offers employment opportunities in a wide range of areas:

  • Banking
  • Building societies
  • Pension funds
  • Investment companies
  • Insurance Unit trusts
  • Stock market operations

Within each area of the industry there are wide variations in the type of specialisations that candidates may aspire to.  In the banking industry this may include:


  • Branch operations
  • Personal or commercial lending
  • Investment advice
  • Product sales
  • Treasury management
  • Mortgage lending


It is anticipated that candidates will be able to progress smoothly to professional qualifications such as the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland Associateship; Financial Planning Certificates and Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice; and occupational Scottish Vocational Qualifications.

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