£15,080 Average salary at age 20
£27,560 Average Salary
36 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What Bank and post office clerks studied in higher education

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What Bank and post office clerks studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics3
(W2) Design studies2
(L3) Sociology5
(C1) Biology1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology5
(W1) Fine art1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies3
(V2) History by area1
(L2) Politics3
(B7) Nursing1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing2
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area2
(M2) Law by topic3
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport2
(P2) Publicity studies1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(N6) Human resource management1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics4
(N1) Business studies10
(X3) Academic studies in education2
(L5) Social work1
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting4
(C6) Sport & exercise science3
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies4
(V1) History by period6
(N3) Finance2
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

74100 Workforce Size
2.35% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
16623 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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