Commercial Banking Internships

Salary £22,600 (pro rata)

Starts June 2024

Duration 8 weeks

Qualifications required On course to achieving a 2:1 degree

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Our goal in Commercial Banking

We want to build strong relationships and help UK businesses thrive in an ever-changing world. From entrepreneurial start-ups to large corporate organisations, we provide the comprehensive banking services they need at the right time – helping them manage their day-to-day business activity, supporting them through both good and challenging times, and working with them to help them plan for the future.

Our vision is to be a relationship bank for a digital world – one that supports customers at every stage of their lifecycle through our face-to-face, direct and digital channels.

As a part of our Commercial and Institutional customer led franchise, this part of our bank focusses on bringing digital innovation to a diverse range of customers making it a truly exciting and diverse place to build experience and skills.

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What’s great about the programme?

Every area of our business is different – they each need their own skillsets, their own challenges, their own nuances. What better way to find out what working in a business area is like, than from the people who are already working there?

See what Emma thinks about her experience in Commercial Banking.

Is the programme for you?

You’ll have the choice of working in either the Relationship Management or Customer Products and Propositions teams.

If you like the idea of developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that helps businesses grow, meeting customers and devising solutions for them, then Relationship Management could be the one for you. This is your chance to build insights into key sectors such as manufacturing, technology, real estate, construction, and land transport and logistics.

If the sound of focusing on answering the banks most important strategic questions, whilst identifying new possible opportunities and solutions for our customer, then Customer Products and Propositions could be more up your street. This is an opportunity to analyse our current customer journeys, supporting the creation of new products and journeys to better serve our Commercial Banking customers.

The aim of this eight-week Internship is to give you a taste of what it’s like to work here, along with valuable skills and experiences that you’ll bring into your future career.

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Where can our programme take you?

For the full eight weeks, we’ll pair you with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager, who’ll support you in gaining valuable experience to help guide your career choices.

During the programme, you’ll also work on a social impact project. This’ll help you to develop keys skills covering team working, planning, creative thinking, business plan writing and problem solving – all while contributing to a valuable cause.

At the end of the placement, we’ll assess you on what you’ve learned. Complete this successfully and you could be offered a place on our 2025 Commercial Banking Graduate programme, where you can carry the skills you’ve learnt forward and take the next step in your career.

What can you gain from the programme?

  • An understanding of what it’s like to work in a purpose led organisation that puts the customer at the heart of decision making
  • Knowledge of our culture, values and goals, and the products and services we provide
  • Considerations on how we work together to deliver an outstanding service for our customers

Internships in Commerical Banking


Application process


Step 1

Get your application off to a great start by reading through our top tips and finding out what we’re looking for.

Find out what we’re looking for
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Step 2

Once you’ve applied, we’ll invite you to complete some initial assessments. This will help you find out more about working at NatWest as well as helping us understand a bit more about you.

Ace our assessments

Step 3

Once you’ve completed your work scenarios we’d like to learn a bit more about your reasoning and problem solving skills. These also give you an idea of the sort of work you might be doing with us.

Ace our assessments
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Step 4

If you pass the initial assessments, we’d really like to find out more about you. We’ll ask you to record your responses to six questions that tell us why you’re the best person for the job.

Help yourself shine
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Step 5

Once you’ve told us a bit more about yourself we’ll invite you to our final virtual assessment stage. This will help us find out how well you’ll fit in working with us.

Get prepared

Step 6

If you’re successful at our virtual assessment centre – congratulations, we’ll make you an offer!

What happens next?

Meet our people

We all bring our own uniqueness to work, and why shouldn’t we. We’re encouraged to do so. Meet our colleagues and find out a little more about the people you could be working with.