Get your career off to a great start with our 10 week paid internship in Risk.
You’ll gain valuable insight into how we manage risk across our business, our values and how we work, and you’ll be perfectly placed to join our graduate programme the following year.
About the programme
This 10 week summer internship will give you first hand experience of the work we do in Risk.
You’ll learn about our goals, our team culture, and the values underpinning them both. You’ll get involved in some exciting project work and learn about the models and practices we use to manage risk throughout our business.
We’ll reward you with a salary of £21,500 pro rata, depending on location.
This 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 banking and risk
- 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 about finding 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 Risk graduate programme.
What you'll do
The internship starts with an induction. 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.
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 who'll support you for the full 10 weeks. Your buddy will be a current graduate, who’ll help you get settled and share their experience. Your line manager will provide guidance and support throughout the programme and help you develop 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 the programme’s assessed.
Over the 10 weeks, you’ll be taking part in a business improvement project in a specific area of Risk. You’ll find out about the details of this project during the induction.
You’ll help us find a solution or improvement in your assigned area. This’ll 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 ambitions. You’ll present on this, individually, toward 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.
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 give a presentation 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 Risk graduate programme.
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 this internship, you’ll need to be in your penultimate year of a university degree, and on course to achieve a 2:1.
If you’re interested in the world of finance and enjoy thinking strategically then this could be an excellent choice of programme.
We’ll be looking out for people with:
- Good analytical skills
- An inquisitive and creative mind set
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build great working relationships
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.