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Apprenticeships are a great way to kickstart your career. 100% of Paragon managers in our last survey felt apprentices added high value to their business area. It’s for this reason we align our apprenticeship vacancies to business need to maximise the opportunity for you where you can really make a difference in your role.

Lucy Price
Development Consultant

Meet our apprentices

If you’re raring to go, a Paragon apprenticeship could help to get you on your way.

We caught up with our current and previous apprentices who told us more about:

  • their experiences
  • how they have been supported in their career journeys
  • why they would recommend apprenticeships at Paragon

What to expect?

Full and varied learning programme with:

  • a full-time and permanent contract
  • 80% of your time on-the-job learning
  • study towards a recognised qualification
  • manager support and business mentoring
  • long-term career opportunities


We have had a variety of apprenticeship opportunities across:

  • Change and Project Management
  • Mortgage and Customer Servicing
  • SME Lending
  • Cyber Security
  • Internal Audit
  • Communications and External Relations

Day in the life …

Want a real life view of working as an apprentice at Paragon?

Meet Sunny and find out how she splits her time between:

  • working on a range of different projects
  • catching up with colleagues at our different offices
  • dedicated study to complete her qualification

“I would say that it’s definitely worth doing an apprenticeship. I enjoy practical jobs, and this has given me the opportunity to gain a qualification whilst working.”

Tyler, Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Service Technician for SFS

“It has been a great start to my career. You are constantly learning, given so many opportunities, and presented with so many ways to get out there and build a network.”

Nisha, Apprentice – Customer Service Specialist

“I was over the moon when I had finished and been offered a permanent role within Paragon. My knowledge had grown a lot, from start to finish.”

Kyle - Project Manager in Change Delivery & Assurance

“The opportunity to rotate around different departments will give me a great insight into many aspects of the business and allow me to network with skilled people.”

Poppy, Apprentice – Customer Service Specialist

Rewards and benefits

All our apprenticeships and internships are paid positions and you will be entitled to a range of company benefits.

Some of the benefits we offer include:

  • flexible holiday allowance
  • profit related pay
  • retailer discounts
  • sports and social club

More about rewards and benefits