What does the bank of the future look like? How can we harness data and build bespoke solutions to transform our customer interactions?
Join us in exploring these questions and shaping the answers, on our Data and Analytics graduate pathway.
As a Graduate trainee you’ll be gaining first-hand experience of the vital role data plays in our business and building a compelling blend of technical and people skills that will prove invaluable in your career.
About the programme
The aim of this two year programme is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experiences you’ll need to become a leading data professional.
Our Data and Analytics programme specifically focusses on helping the business put data at the core of its decision making and ensuring the business is able to make well informed, fact based, data driven decisions. You will learn how we are fundamentally changing how data drives customer experience; ensuring data is at the heart of how we contact our customers, making every interaction with them personal, timely and relevant.
You will be rewarded with a starting salary of £31,850. On top of your salary you’ll also have access to our flexible benefits package.
During the programme you’ll look forward to:
- Learning the technical skills needed to succeed as an analyst
- Interrogating, interpreting and visualising large volumes of data
- Learning how to articulate complex situations and technical work to non technical stakeholders
- Driving the use of data to ensure better customer engagement
- Developing confidence, influencing and stakeholder management skills
After a full induction the programme is structured around four, six month rotations, based in different areas of the Data function.
On completing the programme, we hope to see you join us in a permanent role. We’ll be advising you on career development throughout, but particularly during your last rotation we’ll focus on which roles you could step into next.
The Data & Analytics pathway is excellent preparation for a wide range of career paths, and some of the possible next roles to move into could include:
- Data Scientist
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
We pride ourselves on the professional support we offer our graduates, and the friendly, down to earth community our graduates have shaped themselves.
Before you start, you’ll be paired with a ‘buddy’ (a graduate already on the programme) who’ll be there to help you get settled, answer any questions, and share their experiences.
You’ll also be assigned a Graduate Coach and a Placement Manager. Your Graduate Coach will be there to provide support throughout the programme, and will work with you to create a personal Capability Plan; your Placement Manager will provide rotation specific support, and will change with each placement. Together, they’ll help you reflect on your progress, develop your career, and build your professional network.
For a fuller picture of how you’ll progress through the programme and the support you’ll receive at each stage, check out the Graduate Professional Development journey below.
If we offer you a role, one of the first things we’ll do is invite you to join our website for successful graduates – our onboarding portal. It’s a great way for us to communicate key messages and to make sure you’re all ready for your first day. We’ll pair you up with your buddy who’ll be able to answer your questions before starting and who’ll help you settle in. We’ll introduce you to your line manager before you start too, because we want to make sure you hit the ground running.
#Banking, #RBS is a programme we’ve designed to help you get ready for day one and to give you the key skills that’ll take you through your first six months. It’s a series of modules all our graduates take part in and it’ll help you understand how our entire business operates.
The training focuses on:
- How our business is structured
- Who your customers are going to be
- How we judge risk
- How we’re innovating and the external business climate
- Networking with other business areas
- Seeing the front to back and back to front of our whole operation
We kick off your training before your first day where you’ll complete some short, bite size activities that we’ll build on when you join. After you start, you’ll have the chance to take part in a series of learning modules to improve your understanding of our whole business, how we’re connected with each other and how we drive successful customer outcomes.
This will include meeting your buddy and support team, getting to know your fellow graduates, and taking part in an in-depth induction period, which will give you a broad understanding of how RBS works, our values, and our goals.
You’ll hear from leaders across our business and be brought up to speed on key topics like our customers, bank structure, entrepreneurship, risk and control, technology and digital innovation.
After your induction, you’ll begin your first rotation. You’ll be assigned a business area, placement manager and team.
You’ll go through four, six month rotations across different areas of our business. Through these placements, you’ll gain experience of various aspects of transformational change within the bank – from business analysis, through to creative problem solving and customer led design.
As you progress through each rotation you’ll be able to take advantage of a comprehensive suite of learning and training options to develop the technical and business expertise you’ll need.
You’ll also be able to work towards a recognised formal qualification as part of your development.
During the programme you’ll take part in a community project with a team of fellow graduates. This involves linking up with a charitable organisation and developing and delivering a solution to support their work.
You’ll have the chance to participate in a fund raising competition with other teams, and present your project to a panel of senior managers. It’s a great opportunity to contribute to a valuable cause and put your entrepreneurial skills to the test!
To be eligible for this programme you’ll need to have, or be on course for, a 2:1 in your degree.
We’re looking for curious and inquisitive people, with a real passion for data and technology and the drive to explore how it can be used to make a positive difference for our customers.
- A strong customer focus
- Problem solving skills, with a willingness to learn and quickly adapt to change
- An innovative and creative mind-set
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build great working relationships as you work towards a common goal
In short, you’ll be something of an all-rounder – as comfortable solving technical problems as you are explaining concepts and thrashing out ideas with others.
If that sounds like you, then why not apply?
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