Finance ties together all the financial activity across RBS. We’re here to manage our balance sheet, report on our performance and understand our customers’ needs to make the right decisions.
Finance is integral to us meeting our ambitions, doing the right thing and protecting the interests of our customers.
Our customers expect their money to be well managed. We provide the right information to help our colleagues make clear decisions about customers, costs and capital. We help the bank achieve our business goals so we can be sustainable and develop the right long-term financial strategy
About the programme
We’ve designed our ten week summer internship in Finance to give you direct experience of the work we do in Finance, our goals and our team culture.
This programme will give you a unique opportunity to quickly gain experience and insight into the financial services industry, our products and our operation. You’ll also interact with and learn from respected industry leaders.
We’ll reward you with a salary of £21,500 pro rata, depending on location.
Our internship’s a great opportunity to:
- Develop your skills, and build some new ones
- Meet new people and grow your professional network
- Deepen your understanding of our business
- Experience our team culture and values
- Get stuck into a real life project and add value to the business
- Gain valuable career experience, which will inspire your future choices
For us, it’s also about finding and engaging with 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 one of our 2020 Finance graduate programmes.
What you'll do
The internship starts with an induction. You’ll then begin a ten 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 your 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 ten 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, discuss career options and help you grow your professional network.
For a fuller picture of how you’ll progress through the ten weeks, check out the Learning Journey below.
If we offer you a role, one of the first things we’ll do is invite you to join our on-boarding portal. The portal’s a website and we use it because it’s a great way for us to communicate key messages so you’re ready for your first day. We’ll pair you up with a buddy who’ll be there to answer your questions before starting and who’ll help you throughout your ten weeks. We’ll introduce you to your line manager before you start too, all so you can hit the ground running.
Here’s where you’ll learn about RBS, meet your fellow interns and have the chance to talk with colleagues, including senior leaders, from around our business.
As well as giving you an overview of the bank, the induction will outline the goals of the programme and introduce you to our values and explain the work you’ll be involved in over the next ten weeks. You’ll also learn about the training we’ll provide and how we’ll assess you whilst you’re with us.
You’ll also be given regular knowledge build spotlights during the ten weeks to keep focused on your learning.
Over the ten weeks, you’ll take part in a business improvement project, linked to one area of Finance.
We’ll ask you to help us find a solution, or improvement in a specific 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 values. You’ll present on this, individually, toward the end of the programme.
This’ll be a great way of putting new ideas forward, making a real contribution and getting a sense of what our team culture’s all about.
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!
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 present individually, your 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 2020 Finance graduate pathway.
If you return as a graduate, you can carry the skills you’ve learned forward and take the next exciting step in your career.
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.
We’ll be looking out for people with:• Good analytic skills
- Long term, strategic thinking
- 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?
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