Risk Modelling Graduate Programme

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Graduate Programme - Full Time
NatWest Group
Job category
Risk Policy & Frameworks - Control, Oversight & Assurance

It's important we assess you for the programme that really suits your talents. Please only make one application, and note that if you make more than one we'll only accept your first.

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This role is based in the United Kingdom and as such all normal working days must be carried out in the United Kingdom.

Risk Modelling Graduate Programme 

Locations: Edinburgh 

About you 


  • To be eligible for our Risk Modelling graduate programme, you’ll need to hold or be on course to achieving a Master’s or PhD in a STEM subject

  • You’ll have a genuine interest in the world of finance, enjoy thinking strategically and have strong analytical skills  

  • You’re inquisitive and analytical, and not afraid to challenge the status quo and bring new ideas to the table. 


About the programme 


As a graduate trainee within Risk, we’ll equip you with the knowledge, skills and experiences you’ll need to become a leading risk professional. You’ll learn how risk is managed in a large organisation, and gain hands on experience in a wide range of areas, from credit risk and financial crime to operational risk and compliance. 


If you would like to apply coding and modelling skills to understand and analyse patterns across our customer lifecycle, and want to learn about new technology developments, emerging regulation and new strategic risks then this graduate programme is for you. 


We’ll reward you with a starting salary of £33,500. And on top of your salary, you’ll also have access to our flexible benefits package.  

This is a two-year programme, where you can look forward to: 


  • Learning the skills required to analyse and interpret historical data, and design, build and validate models that estimate the risk of future losses for us and our customers. 

  • Helping us shape the policies around how much risk we wish to take right across the bank 

  • Building your understanding of how to identify, analyse and report on risk 

  • Delving into the world of credit risk, oversight and challenge  

  • Supporting on change and innovation projects 

  • Building excellent business partnering and stakeholder management skills 

  • Developing the confidence and influencing skills to raise ideas and challenge the status quo 

  • The opportunity to work towards a professional qualification. 

At the end of your programme you’ll be well placed to apply for roles such as Risk Partners, Conduct Advisors, Operational Risk Managers, or Credit Risk Analysts as a few examples. 

About the business area 

In Risk, our role is to make sure we're doing the right thing as an organisation - for our people and our customers. Risk management allows us to strike a balance between taking risks and reducing them. 

It's our responsibility to manage risk across the bank, ensuring we have the right culture, strategy and rules in place. We also manage interactions with key regulators, providing trusted advice to the colleagues who are serving our customers. 


Applications for this programme will be open until we receive enough applications to complete our hiring. When that happens, we’ll close the programme to new applications. It’s important to take the time to make sure you’re making the right decision about the programme you want to apply for (you can only apply for one Graduate programme) but please complete your application as soon as you can to make sure you don’t miss out. 

If you need any adjustments to support your application, such as information in alternative formats or special requirements to access our buildings, or if you’re eligible under the Disability Confident Scheme please contact us and we’ll do everything we can to help.