NatWest Markets Graduate programme

We’re the international investment bank of RBS, a fixed income and currencies specialist, and a leading UK bank which supports our customers to access international markets in Europe, Asia and the US.

NatWest Markets provides financing, risk management and trading solutions to customers across rates, currencies, credit, securitised products and financing.

Our customers include financial institutions, corporates, sovereigns, banks, hedge funds, and asset managers. Our integrated, cross-product teams anticipate the needs of our clients, and meet them through excellent service and seamless execution.

Our model is simple, with two customer-facing businesses:

Financing & Risk Solutions (F&RS): Is our debt capital markets, financing and risk management origination business for corporate and financial institution clients. We have a reputation for working closely together to bring those clients the best of our thinking and products in a way that directly suits their needs. Our clients place a premium on insight and innovation and we build our teams focused on origination, structuring, advisory and risk distribution to provide it.

Trading & Flow Sales (T&FS): provides liquidity, thought leadership and risk management in rates, currencies and credit to global financial institutions, investors, counterparties and corporate customers through a combination of voice and electronic delivery.

We have our own board of directors and management team, which allows us to be agile in our decision-making. We encourage connectivity and mobility across our teams and the wider bank, no matter what desk you sit on – this is what allows us to stay nimble and innovative. We encourage diversity of thinking in how we work and in finding the right solution for our clients.

The Programme

Based in London/Europe, Stamford or Singapore/APAC, we have graduate trainee roles available in both T&FS and F&RS.

You’ll be matched to a team where you will sit and immediately learn and gain valuable experience, quickly becoming an important part of the team.

Both programmes will have market facing compensation. On top of your salary you'll also have access to our flexible benefits package.

As a Graduate trainee, you can expect;

  • Flat organisational structure, so you’ll get exposure to senior people and clients from an early stage
  • A growing business that values entrepreneurship and innovation, so you’ll get responsibility, and the opportunity to make a real contribution, early in your career
  • As a specialist in fixed income and currencies, and recognised as being the best in their markets, you will work in industry leading teams

Supporting You

We strongly support our team’s development. As a graduate trainee, you’ll get support from the Analyst and Associate Programme which is a learning journey to help you with your first steps in the banking industry. It covers:

  • Technical training across all product areas to develop your skills
  • Access to industry leaders who give live talks
  • Technical industry skills through online and face-to-face learning
  • The opportunity to network with peers
  • Building a full understanding of the sales process

We pride ourselves on the professional support we offer our graduates, and the friendly community our graduates have shaped.

You’ll be paired with a ‘buddy’, who is established in the business already and who’ll be there to help you get settled, answer any questions, and share their experiences.

You’ll also have a mentor who will provide support throughout the programme and help you shape your career.


You will have an induction relevant to the country you will be working in. You will get to meet your buddy and mentor as well as getting to know fellow graduates in your location.


As you progress through your career 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.

Every country has different requirements, so please review the scheme details which outline the qualifications we will support you through.

About you

To be eligible for most of our programmes you’ll need to hold, or be on course to achieving, at least a 3.4 GPA (US Degrees)/2:1 (or equivalent) in your degree. You will however need to hold or be on course to achieving a STEM Masters or PhD for our Quant Analytics and Quant Development programme.

We’re looking for passionate people, and innovative thinkers with the drive to succeed. We’ll also look out for:

  • Individuals who can adapt well to a rapidly changing business environment, who have an innovative streak, and a strong work ethic.
  • Who are customer focused in their approach

Programmes open

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.

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