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Bank and post office clerks

Average National Salaries (2019)

Age 20

£9,880 pile of coins

Age 35

£16,120 pile of coins

Age 50

£19,240 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £13,520

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

  • deals with enquiries from customers, other banks and other authorised enquirers
  • maintains records of transactions and compiles information
  • advises customers on financial services and products available
  • manages the operations of a sub-post office
  • receives and pays out cash, cheques, money orders, credit notes, foreign currency or travellers cheques
  • 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.

Current entry requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements, although entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades or an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III. On-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 2, 3 and 4.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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