Handelsbanken profile

About Handelsbanken

Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, built around satisfied customers, financial strength and sustainable values. One of the world’s safest banks, we offer banking and financial support internationally, for customers ranging from individuals to large corporates and financial institutions.

Founded in Sweden in 1871, Handelsbanken first established a UK presence in 1982, and now has a network of over 200 branches throughout Great Britain.

Our goal

Our aim is to build relationships and deliver high customer satisfaction at a low cost and through sustainable values, in order to achieve profitability for the long-term.

How we work to achieve our goal

A satisfied customer will be happy to return. All employees, regardless of role and position, share one objective - customer satisfaction.

We all work to contribute to and improve our customers’ experience of banking with us. We believe in economic, social and environmental sustainability, and we are committed to being responsible in our relationships and in the impact we have.

Delivering together

To achieve customer satisfaction we need knowledge, experience and genuine commitment. This applies to all of our employees, in all of the processes and in all departments across the bank. Every employee and every role is equally important in our business.

The branch is the bank

We are decentralised, which means that each local branch has responsibility for their own customers and their requirements and for taking the banking decisions that affect them. For customers this means the benefit of personal service and swift decisions for all their banking needs.

Our values

There are many different roles here at Handelsbanken but all share the same values which are:

  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Responsibility

We believe that every individual should be a role model and that every decision should be made for the benefit of the customer.

Handelsbanken are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work, regardless of age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

All appointments are made solely on merit.


Top Employer

Awarded 10th in Banking Top 100 Undergraduate Employers 2020 - 2021


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"I really enjoyed my internship with Handelsbanken. I was given an insight into day-to-day banking, having come to the internship with no experience in banking. The colleagues I have had the opportunity to work with were very approachable and welcoming, and the experience was definitely a worthwhile way to spend the summer." Read full review


"Very different day to day. Generally involved training exercises, shadowing, and completing tasks that support each role" Read full review

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Opportunities offered:

  • Internship (1-4 Months)

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