The City of London Business Traineeship (CBT) programme

Managed by the City of London Corporation, the City of London Business Traineeship (CBT) programme gives state-educated, ambitious, Year 13 students the opportunity to apply for 6-13 week paid internships with employers in London’s financial districts.

As well as the chance to apply for an internship, students can gain exclusive access to CV and interview support,  masterclasses, networking events and workshops that will develop their employability and professional skills.

Each summer, we offer over 100 opportunities across financial, professional and related services, including accounting, banking, insurance, law, marketing and PR, property and technology. 

CBT candidates

Can my students take part?

To be eligible for this programme, your students need to:

  1. Study at a London state school in a City-fringe borough – Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster.
  2. Be in their final year of A levels or equivalent.
  3. Have a minimum of grade 5/B in English literature, English language and maths at GCSE. 
  4. Be eligible to work in the UK.

If your school is based in a City-fringe borough, you can request an assembly or classroom presentation so we can introduce your students to the programme. Please register your interest.

If your students are interested in signing up, they can do so via our sign-up page.

City of London Corporation