Get your career off to a flying start with our ten week paid internship in Technology.
You’ll gain a real insight into the role of innovation in our business, and be perfectly placed to join our graduate programme the following year.
About the programme
We’ve designed our ten week summer internship to give you direct experience of what we do in RBS Technology, our goals and our ways of working.
Our internship covers a wider range of areas, so it’ll give you exposure to how we’re using technology to connect our people and customers.
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 business and technology
- Experience our ways of working, culture and values
- Get stuck into a real life project and add value to our business
- Gain valuable career experience, to 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 our 2020 graduate Technology programme.
What you'll do
The internship starts with an induction and you’ll begin your 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.
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 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, read through the Learning Journey below.
If we offer you a role, one of the first things we’ll do is invite you to join our website for successful interns – it’s our on-boarding portal. 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 ten weeks. We’ll 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 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 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 take part in a business improvement project, linked to one area of Technology.
You’ll help us by finding a solution or improvement in a specific area. This will 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 and making a real contribution. You’ll find out about the specifics of this project during the induction.
In addition to the business project, you’ll take part in a community fundraising challenge. Working in teams, you’ll have a few weeks to create a business plan, with the goal of raising as much money as possible in one day of fund-raising activity for your team’s chosen charity. You’ll then put your plan into practice on the day.
Throughout the challenge, our graduates will support you. This isn’t a formal assessment, but it’s a great opportunity to hone your skills, and have some fun, while contributing to a valuable cause.
Towards the end of the internship, we’ll ask you 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 your business improvement project individually, and you’ll have an end of internship review. Complete these successfully, and you could be offered a place on our 2020 Technology Graduate Programme.
And if you come back as a graduate, you can carry forward the skills you learned and take the next exciting step in your career.
If you’d like to apply for our Technology internship, you need to be in your penultimate year of a university degree, and on course for a 2:2 or above.
We’ll be looking out for curious and inquisitive people with a real passion for technology, and the drive to explore how it can be used to make a positive difference for our customers.
- A strong customer focus
- An innovative and creative mind-set
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within teams
If that sounds like you, then why not apply?
Take a look at programmes that are currently open for application below. You can also visit our application advice page, where you’ll find details about the application process, as well as tips and advice to help you at every stage.