Future Talent Programme

Future Talent Programme at FBN Bank UK

We value people with determination, drive, curiosity, enthusiasm and a collaborative approach.

FBN Bank UK’s (FBN UK) Future Talent Programme is a new and exciting opportunity for high performing and talented individuals to join us on an extensive and engaging two year programme providing real insight into our business and providing you with the skills to become a dynamic future leader.

Why Choose Us

As the main subsidiary of Nigeria’s largest banking group you will be joining an established financial family with a proud heritage of success. With over 124 years experience in banking, FBN UK has a worldwide presence with offices in Nigeria, France, Ghana and China as well as in the UK.

What you will do

As an Analyst on our programme, you will complete a number of rotations in Year 1 in key areas such as Compliance, Credit Risk and Trade Finance. This will help you gain a good sense of where your skills fit best in preparation for Year 2 where we offer two career tracks:

Track 1

This is  the opportunity to explore how your skills can be adapted to various areas of Global Banking while acquiring new skills to help kick-start your career in areas such as Corporate Banking, Institutional Banking, Trade Finance or Treasury.

Track 2

This is the opportunity to explore how your skills can be adapted to various areas of Operations while acquiring new skills to help kick-start your career in areas such as Risk, Operations or Data Analytics.

Application assessment and process

Stage 1

Send us your CV and cover letter to futuretalent@fbnbank.co.uk

This is your chance to tell us all about yourself, your interest in African banking and FBN UK; your expectations of our programme and why you are drawn to us, and how you think a career with us will be invaluable to both you and us. Try to include information that is relevant to the programme and allows us to get to know you.

Stage 2

If successful, you will be invited to participate in a selection panel. This is a great opportunity for you to demonstrate to us your best attributes, your personality fit, and ideas you may have to contribute to helping achieve its goals. The selection panel will take the form of a face to face interview, discussions and may include presentations.

We value your commitment to us ,
and we want to reward you for it:


  • Growth opportunity – learn the foundations of banking and work towards a fulfilling career in the area of your choice

  • Industry recognised professional qualification – develop academically whilst you work, with several qualifications to choose from including ACCA, CIMA etc. all 100% funded by FBN

  • Competitive salary

  • Opportunity to work overseas – experience different working environments and get a taste for international banking in short term placements at our offices in Lagos or Paris

  • First class training at FBNL First Academy in Lagos, Nigeria

  • An independent mentor to give direction, support and encouragement

  • Regular progress checks to ensure we are doing everything we can to support your journey


Opeyemi, Analyst class 2016

“The FBN UK Future Talent Programme has been an eye opener into the world of banking. From my first day on the job I was shown the fast-paced reality of the financial industry. In every department I worked in, I was integrated into the team from day one. Whether it was writing time sensitive credit applications or managing client expectations, my colleagues were always supportive, friendly and experienced ensuring that whenever I needed it, help was there.

The programme also afforded me exposure to senior internal stakeholders like the CEO and CFO which is something that you won’t get at other larger organisations and has certainly played a key role in my development. This has given me an opportunity to show what I’m capable of and get my work recognised by key decision makers.

The FBN UK Future Talent programme is a rewarding experience and will put you on the fast track to a successful career.”