EMEA, Technology Level 5 Apprenticeship, Belfast


EMEA, Technology Level 5 Apprenticeship, Belfast

You’re the brains behind our work.

You’re ready to bring your knowledge from the classroom to the boardroom, and Citi wants to help you get there. Whether it’s honing your skills or building your network, we know that success can’t come without growth. Our programs equip you with the knowledge and training you need to play a valuable role on your team, and establish a long-term career here. At Citi, we value internal mobility, and career growth is not a question of if, but when.

Belfast is the global centre for Citi’s Compliance Technology Services (CTS), part of the broader Global Functions Technology (GFT) organisation. The team is the global centre for the creation of a sophisticated next generation Trade and Communications surveillance platform with data scientists and software development teams working together to use cutting edge technologies and techniques (including big data technologies) to build feature-based surveillance algorithms. These platforms allow users to monitor trading activity for indications of potential market abuse. insider dealing and other types of fraud.


We provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

We’re committed to teaching you the ropes and then some. During the program you will study for a Level 5 Software Development ICT Apprenticeship qualification. Aside from your peer group and manager, you will have a buddy and a dedicated program manager whilst on program. You will have access to first class technical and business training from well-established teams plus access to Citi’s online training portal. Side by side job shadowing and coaching with your team will be combined with the opportunity to work with Compliance counterparts in one of the world’s largest investment banks. Gaining valuable insight into the workings within technology teams and how they deliver for various functions within the bank, in this case the Compliance function. You will have exposure to new and cutting-edge technologies including BigData plus the opportunity to experience different types of technology roles, from development to operations (DevOps) to support.


Your time here will look something like this…

  • Development – Apprentices will have the opportunity to contribute to writing Surveillance applications that aim to detect instances of market abuse that may occur in Citi’s trading activities. You will learn to write clean, testable code that can be easily maintained by other developers in future.
  • DevOps and Release Management – Your development peers will be writing the application code for new functionality, but our release management team decide if it can be released into our live systems or not. You will support the deployment and scheduling of the applications to ensure regulations are met. With strong change management techniques, we help to protect the live systems from unnecessary harm and keep our platforms stable.
  • Organizational and operational efficiency improvements – Nobody likes to repeat the same actions every day and click the same buttons, so our apprentices get involved in efficiency improvements to see where tasks can be automated or streamlined to free their time to get involved in exciting projects!


We want to hear from you if…

  • You have 5 GCSEs including English and Maths or equivalent
  • You have 2 A-Levels or equivalent grades A-C
  • Successful applicants will be enrolled on to the Belfast Met Level 5 Course and must have completed and passed the Mindmill Testing for consideration.

Exceptional candidates who do not meet this criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.


Who we think will be a great fit…

A dedication to learning and a true passion for the business are vital. As industries all over the globe continue to restructure and grow, we are hiring professionals who have a global perspective on the future of banking, and want to make an impact on the corporate level. We value diversity and so do you. We’ll also be looking for the following:

  • Demonstrate motivation for joining both the program and Citi
  • A passion for a career in Technology
  • Strong analytical skills with great attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking skills with the ability to self-organise and self-manage your time. Adjusting to competing priorities when necessary
  • Positive can-do attitude, you are resilient & keen to learn
  • Be an active part of the team
  • Planning and documentation skills in order to implement process change