Get your career off to a flying start with our 10 week paid internship in Human Resources.
You’ll gain real insight into our people strategy, and be perfectly placed to potentially join our graduate programme the following year.
About the programme
This 10 week summer internship’s designed to give you direct experience of the work we do in Human Resources, our goals and our team culture. You’ll learn about the vital role we play, get involved in exciting project work, and see first hand what we’re doing to make RBS a great place work.
We’ll reward you with a salary of £21,500 pro rata, depending on location.
The 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 business and HR
- 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 and engaging 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 2021 Human Resources graduate programme.
What you'll do
The internship starts with an induction and you’ll 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.
You’ll be updating your learning log so, towards the end of the internship, you’ll be able to show off everything you’ve learned in your final assessment.
We’ll pair you up with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager you’ll support you for the full 10 weeks. Your buddy will be a current graduate, who’ll help you get settled by sharing 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 10 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 onboarding portal for successful interns. We use it because 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 throughout your 10 weeks. We’ll also introduce you to your line manager before you start too, because we want to make sure you hit the ground running.
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.
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 we’ll assess you whilst you’re with us.
Over the 10 weeks, you’ll be taking part in a business improvement project in an area of Human Resources.
You’ll help us by finding a solution or improvement in a specific area. This’ll give you the chance to complete research on a topic, work collaboratively, and come up with recommendations to support our ambitions - you’ll present on this towards 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. You’ll find out about the details of this project during the induction.
In addition to your placement and business projects you’ll take part in an intern challenge related to an exciting topic such as making a difference in a community, sustainability or innovation. Working in teams you’ll have a few weeks to create a business plan and come up with creative ideas to a question or challenge set by our charity partners or the business.
Throughout the challenge our graduates will support you. It’ll be a great opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills, work with other interns across the bank and contribute to our sustainability strategy, while having fun.
Toward the end of the internship, we’ll assess you 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 individually present your business improvement project that you’ve been working on and you’ll also have an end of internship review. Complete these successfully, and you could be offered a place on our 2021 Human Resources graduate programme.
From there you can carry the skills you’ve learned forward and take the next exciting step in your career.
To be eligible for our Human Resources internship, you’ll need to be in your penultimate year of a university degree, and on course for a 2:1.
If you’re passionate about understanding and supporting people then this would be a great choice of programme.
We’ll be looking out for people who show:
- An inquisitive mind set, with the desire to bring new ideas forward
- The ability to build great working relationships, based in understanding, empathy and trust
- Strong communication and organisation skills
- The ability to learn quickly and adapt to new challenges
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.