RBS International Graduate Pathway

Location: Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man Qualifications: 2:2 or equivalent Start date: September 2018

RBS International operates under four leading brands – RBS International, NatWest International, Isle of Man Bank and Coutts Crown Dependencies. Headquartered in Jersey, our graduate programmes for 2018 will be based in Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man.

As a Graduate trainee, our graduate programmes will give you the opportunity to work with colleagues from across our jurisdictions; depending on the programme you choose, you’ll have exposure to customers in the Retail, Private and Corporate sectors, giving you an insight into how banking supports every part of life.

Living and working in our jurisdictions enables you to build a fantastic career, while benefitting from the work life balance you’ll receive; with shorter commutes and stunning scenery around you.

RBS International has its own board of directors and management team, meaning you’ll also gain exposure to our executive committee which is a unique opportunity. Our size and reach means you can expect exposure across a range of projects and initiatives on top of your everyday role, giving you the chance to develop at a fast pace.

We’re a growing business, and increasing our market share in each of our jurisdictions. Join us, and you’ll be working with talented people and making a real contribution to shape the bank of the future.

The Programmes

We have six programmes available on this pathway, based in Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man. You can read more about each programme under ‘current openings’ at the bottom of this page.

Corporate and Markets

If you’re passionate about customer service and looking to build your bright career in banking, this programme could be your perfect fit.

Our Customer Solutions – Corporate and Markets programme is designed to equip you with the skills and experiences you’ll need to move into different roles, such as Relationship Manager, Foreign Exchange Sales Analyst and Business Support. The programme provides a comprehensive grounding in corporate banking across all sectors of our customer base, with the opportunity to conduct rotations across the business.

Personal and Business Banking

Our RBS International Personal and Business Banking (PBB) programme will develop you to become a well-connected, customer focussed professional for the future.

You’ll build technical skills and experience in different specialist areas, and will become an expert in building solutions tailored to our customers’ needs. You’ll learn to understand how every interaction you make helps take RBS International closer to our goal of being the number one bank for customer service, trust and advocacy.

Sales and Service

Joining this programme, you’ll deliver innovative solutions – ensuring we’re always ahead of the curve when meeting our customers’ needs.

Covering teams including Marketing, Product Development, Customer Experience and Digital, the programme is built to give you all the tools you need to support, enhance and serve customers well. You’ll support us to manage projects which promote the bank’s various branded products and services through marketing campaigns, and will develop technical skills and experience in different specialist areas.


Our RBS International Technology programme is designed to equip you with the skills and experiences you’ll need to become a leading technology professional.

We’ll cover a broad range of areas, from service desk through to application and infrastructure design and support, and this programme will see you working closely with a number of teams. You’ll be gaining first-hand experience of the vital role technology plays in our business, and building a compelling blend of technical and people skills that will prove invaluable in your career.

Data and Analytics

In Data and Analytics, our mission is to make sure we inform the bank’s decisions with the highest quality data, and that we’re constantly seeking creative ways to use data to solve core challenges in the bank. We connect our data together so we can access and analyse it, and create clear insight to drive value for our customers and the bank.

You’ll explore the ways we harness data across our organisation and gain hands on experience across a wide range of areas, from providing analytic support to customer facing businesses, to projects involving various aspects of data and the development of our data capabilities.

Change and Business Solutions

Our Change and Business Solutions teams focus on keeping us competitive and commercially successful as a bank. We utilise key resources such as customer experiences, data and technology, to develop cutting edge insight to influence and drive change effectively.

You’ll be developing relationships across the organisation, where you can influence and drive effective change, and will take on more complex situations as you progress. By developing project management and business analyst skills, you’ll support RBS International and our businesses to be more agile, keeping us ahead of the curve when meeting our customers’ needs.

About the programmes

The aim of each two year programme is to equip you with the skills and experiences you’ll need to become a leading professional in RBS International.

You’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary and access to our flexible benefits package. More information can be found here.

After a full induction, the programmes are structured around a number of rotations, each based in different areas of the business applicable to your programme.

We’ll be supporting your career development throughout, but particularly during your last rotation we’ll focus on what roles you could step into next. These programmes would be excellent preparation for a whole range of career paths, and at the end of the two years, we hope to see you join us in a permanent role.

Supporting you

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.

Your Graduate Coach will be there to provide support throughout the programme, and will work with you to create a personal Capability Plan. 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 Learning Journey below.

Learning Journey

  1. Induction

    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 in RBS International.

  2. Rotations

    After the induction, you’ll begin your first rotation. You’ll be assigned a business area and a relevant team in our RBS International function, where you’ll be immersed in the area’s work.

    During your rotations, you’ll have time to discuss options with your support team and learn more about the areas that interest you.

    The scale and diversity of RBS International means you’ll benefit from an excellent range of placement options. The overall aim of the rotation system is to give you exposure to the full breadth of work we do. So, wherever you go, variety is key.

  3. Community Project

    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!

  4. Future capability plan

    In your final rotation you’ll discuss career plans with your support team, so you’ll be ready for the transition to a permanent role. The decisions you make here won’t be spur of the moment – they’ll be the result of long standing discussion, and a carefully crafted Future Capability Plan that runs throughout the entire programme.

    From start to finish, this plan will empower you to develop your talents and tailor your own learning journey, while covering the core themes which are central to our business’ success. It will form the basis of discussions with your support team, and incorporate formal and self-led learning.

About you

You’ll need to be on course for, or already have achieved, a 2:2 in your degree.

We’re a varied function, and you don’t need to be studying a particular subject to succeed here.

But we will be looking out for people who can demonstrate:

  • An inquisitive and independent mind-set, with the desire to bring new ideas forward
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • The ability to build great working relationships and give professional challenge
  • A meticulous eye for detail and a good sense of judgement
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to new challenges

Current openings

Take a look at our 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.

We particularly welcome applications from graduates who live in Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man.

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