Internal Audit is an independent area of our organisation, integral to us meeting our ambitions, and protecting the interests of our customers. We provide assurance by calling out risks, asking the tough questions, and challenging where we need to.
About the programme
The 10 week summer internships have been crafted specifically to give you direct experience of the work we do in Internal Audit, our goals and our team culture.
Starting your career with Internal Audit will give you a unique opportunity to quickly gain experience and insight into the financial services industry, its products and its operations. You’ll also interact with, and learn from respected industry leaders.
On this programme, we’ll reward you with a salary of £21,500 pro rata, depending on location.
The internship provides 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 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 one of our 2021 Internal Audit graduate programmes.
What you'll do
The internship starts with an induction and 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.
In the last week we’ll assess you against what you’ve learnt, where you’ll have the chance to reflect on and demonstrate this.
For the full 10 weeks, we’ll pair you up with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager. 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.
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 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, linked to Internal Audit. You’ll find out about the specifics of this project during the Induction.
You’ll help us with finding 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, 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’s all about.
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 present individually, 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 2021 Internal Audit graduate pathway.
And if you come back 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 our internship programmes, you’ll need to be in your penultimate year of a university degree, and on course for a 2:1 or above.
We’re looking for people who are analytical thinkers, able to overcome a range of challenges. You’ll have first class communication skills both written and verbal, and the interpersonal skills to negotiate and challenge as appropriate.
You’ll also have a real initiative and resourcefulness when it comes to your work, with a meticulous approach to problem solving and attention to detail.
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.