Take your first steps into a career in Private Banking, by joining one of our unique programmes - focused on relationship management, or investments and specialist advice.
About the programmes
Within the Private Banking pathway, we have three distinct internship options you can join us on - Relationship Management with Coutts, Relationship Management with Adam & Company, or our specialist Coutts Global Markets, Wealth & Investment Management programme.
We’ve designed all of these ten week summer internships to give you direct experience of the work we do in Private Banking, our goals and our team culture.
If you join our Coutts Global Markets, Wealth & Investment pathway, we’ll introduce you to how financial markets work at a high level, including portfolio management and construction. You’ll start developing a deep understanding of the specialist advice and services we provide, including trust and estate planning, philanthropy, wealth succession and protection.
But, whichever Private Banking pathway you join, you’ll establish a network that will help you make an excellent start to your career. We’ll help you develop your skills so you’re able to deliver first class solutions for our clients. You’ll support us to provide high net worth clients with relationship support and understand their challenges.
On all programmes, you’ll be rewarded with a salary of £21,500 pro rata, depending on location.
All internships provide a great opportunity to:
- Develop your skills, and build some new ones
- Meet new people and grow your professional network
- Deepen your understanding of private banking
- 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 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 the experience, there could be a place available for you on our 2020 Private Banking graduate programme.
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 fellow interns.
We’ll pair you up with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager you’ll support you for the full ten 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, 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 be taking part in a business improvement project, linked to one area of Private Banking. You’ll find out about the specifics of this project during the Induction.
We’ll ask you to 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 will be a great way of putting new ideas forward, making a real contribution and getting a sense of what our team culture is really 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, 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 2020 Private Banking graduate pathway.
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 internship programmes, you’ll need to be in your penultimate year of a university degree, and on course for a 2:1 or above.
You’ll also need sharp analytical skills, paired with an interest and dedication to self development.
You’ll have fantastic communication skills, both written and verbal, and a strong team work ethos. You’ll enjoy working with people, and a desire to learn when it comes to relationship management.
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.