Data and Analytics Graduate programmes

Salary £33,500 (per annum)

Starts September 2024

Duration 2 years

Qualifications required Already obtained or are on course to achieving a 2:1 degree

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Our goal in Data and Analytics

We’re promoting the intelligent use of data and making sure it’s used in the right way. Data is one of our biggest assets. How we harness this data to understand the world, our business and our customers is crucial to our success.

Good data engineering helps us to get to grips with the data we have, and to profile the key features we can use to power our data science models. And in Data Science, we can apply statistics, computer science and problem-solving skills together with strong research methods, to test, learn and optimise machine learning powered decisions.

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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 already work there?

See what Katie thinks about her experience in Data and Analytics.

Is our programme right for you?

Are you the type of person who loves working with data and wants to use cutting-edge technology? Do you enjoy solving problems to uncover insights and trends? Our Data and Analytics Graduate programme could be the right place for you.

This two-year programme is your chance to act as a bridge between our data and stakeholders – developing dashboards that analyse trends and communicating insights to help us make better data-driven decisions. This is your chance to learn how we’re using data to drive changes to improve our customer experiences.

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What can the programme teach you?

This programme specifically focuses on helping the business put data at the core of its decisions. You’ll gain the skills and experiences you’ll need to become a leading data expert.

This is an opportunity to gain an understanding across many of our different areas and services, like Climate, Hyper-personalisation, Financial Crime, Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, Risk and Data Management to name a few.

Depending on your talents and preferences, previous graduates have progressed into roles such as Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, Data Engineers, or Data Analysts.

What can you gain from the programme?

  • The core technical skills needed to interrogate, interpret, and visualise large volumes of data to improve the experience for our customers
  • A strong foundation in critical data skills to outperform in specialisms like data science and data engineering
  • Confidence in your influencing and stakeholder management skills

Where can the programme take you?

To get an idea of where this programme could lead, previous graduates have gone on to roles in Data and Analytics such as:

  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Engineer, or Data Analyst

Graduate programmes in Data and Analytics


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.