Risk, Conduct & RestructuringInternship Pathway

Location: Edinburgh, London, Manchester and Birmingham Qualifications: On course to receive 2:1 or equivalent Start date: June 2018

Get your career off to a great start with our 10 week paid internship in Risk, Conduct and Restructuring.

You’ll gain valuable insight into how we manage risk across our business, and the values that inform the way we work. You’ll also be perfectly placed to join our graduate programme the following year.

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Hear from Olasunkanmi, a graduate on our Risk, Conduct and Restructuring programme.

You can watch a short film, read more about the business area, or listen to a podcast where Olasunkanmi talks about his experience so far.

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About the programme

This 10 week summer internship will give you first hand experience of the work we do in Risk, Conduct and Restructuring.

You’ll learn about our goals, our team culture, and the values that underpin them both. You’ll also be getting involved in some exciting project work and learning about the models and practices we use for managing risk, throughout our business.

You’ll be rewarded with a salary of £18,900 pro rata, depending on location.

This internship will be a great opportunity to:

  • Develop your skills, and build some new ones
  • Meet new people and grow your professional network
  • Deepen your understanding of banking and risk
  • Experience our team culture and values
  • Get stuck into a real life project and add value to our business
  • Gain valuable career experience, which will inspire your future career choices

For us, it’s also about finding talented and passionate people, who’ll make a difference to our business in the long term. That’s why if you complete the internship successfully, and enjoy your experience, there could be a place available for you on our 2019 Risk, Conduct and Restructuring graduate programme.

What you'll do

The internship starts with an induction. You’ll then begin a 10 week placement, where you’ll attend training workshops, get involved with our day to day work, and take part in a business improvement project with fellow interns.

In the last week you’ll be assessed against what you’ve learnt, where you’ll have the chance to reflect on and demonstrate this.

For the full 10 weeks, you’ll be paired with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager. Your buddy will be a current graduate, who’ll help you get settled and share their experience. Your line manager will provide guidance and support throughout the programme and help you grow your professional network.

For a fuller picture of how you’ll progress through the 10 weeks, check out the Learning Journey below.

Learning Journey

  1. Induction

    During the induction, you’ll learn about RBS, meet your fellow interns and have the chance to talk with colleagues, including senior leaders, from around our business. You’ll be assigned a buddy and line manager, who’ll help you get acclimatised. You’ll also have access to an on-boarding portal, which provides useful tips and advice, before you start.

    As well as giving you an overview of the bank, the induction will outline the goals of the programme, introduce you to our values and explain the work you’ll be involved in over the next 10 weeks. You’ll also learn about the training we’ll provide and how the programme is assessed.

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  2. Placement experience

    Over the 10 weeks, you’ll be taking part in a business improvement project in a specific area of Risk, Conduct and Restructuring. You’ll find out about the details of this project during the induction.

    In teams, you’ll be tasked with finding a solution or improvement in your assigned area. This will give you the chance to complete research on a topic, work collaboratively, develop a business plan, and come up with recommendations for improvement or change to support our ambitions. You’ll present on this, as a team, toward the end of the programme.

    This will be a great way of putting new ideas forward, making a real contribution and getting a sense of what our team culture is really all about.

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  3. Community project

    In addition to the business project, you’ll take part in a community fundraising challenge. Working in teams, you’ll have a few weeks to create a business plan, with the goal of raising as much money as possible in one day of fund-raising activity for your team’s chosen charity. You’ll then put your plan into practice on the day.

    Throughout the challenge, you’ll be supported by current RBS graduates. This isn’t a formally assessed element of the internships, but it’s a great opportunity to hone your skills, and have some fun, while contributing to a valuable cause.

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  4. Assessment

    Toward the end of the internship, you’ll be assessed on what you’ve learned, against the goals and values explained in the induction. You’ll be keeping up a learning log, week by week, and you’ll be discussing progress with your line manager throughout.

    In the penultimate week you’ll give a presentation, as a team, on the business improvement project you’ve been involved in, and you’ll also have an end of internship review. Complete these successfully, and you could be offered a place on our 2019 Risk, Conduct and Restructuring graduate programme.

    From there you can carry the skills you’ve learned forward and take the next exciting step in your career.

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About you

To be eligible for this internship, you’ll need to be in your penultimate year of a university degree, and on course to achieve a 2:1.

If you’re interested in the world of finance and enjoy thinking strategically then this could be an excellent choice of programme.

We’ll be looking out for people with:

  • Good analytic skills
  • An inquisitive and creative mind-set
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build great working relationships

If that sounds like you, then why not apply?

Current openings

Take a look at programmes that are currently open for application below. You can also visit our application advice pages, where you’ll find details about the application process, as well as tips and advice to help you at every stage.

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