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We want you to show yourself at your best. Our Application process lets you do that. We’re thorough, so there are a few stages involved. But they’re all designed to make sure that, from your first day on the job, you’re where you’re supposed to be.

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Application process

Our application top tips

Nervous about applying? Don’t be! So Yi and Catherine from our behavioural science team share their top tips for working through our application process.

Read our top tips for applying

Step 1: Apply

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

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Step 2: Work scenario assessments

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.

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Step 3: Reasoning skills assessments

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.

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Step 4: More about you

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.

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Step 5: Virtual assessment centre

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.

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Step 6: Offer

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

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FAQs

Application process

Once you’ve found your ideal Graduate programme, click the apply button to go to our Workday page. If you have an account with us already then you can log in, but if you don’t, you’ll need to create one.

We’ll ask you to answer a few questions to make sure you meet our criteria. It’s simple and quick.

Closing dates

Applying

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Qualifications

Eligibility

Placements and location

Work experience

Post-graduate programme

Get in touch

If you have a question about our programmes that isn’t answered here, please send us a direct message on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Application process

Our application top tips

Nervous about applying? Don’t be! So Yi and Catherine from our behavioural science team share their top tips for working through our application process.

Read our top tips for applying

Step 1: Apply

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 CV

Step 2: Work scenario assessments

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 Work scenarios assessments Computer desk

Step 3: Reasoning skills assessments

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 Reasoning skills assessments Cogs

Step 4: More about you

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 Laptop with chat bubble

Step 5: Virtual assessment centre

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 Laptop with a person illustrations in the center and another in the corner

Step 6: Offer

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

What happens next? Handshake

FAQs

Application process

Closing dates

Eligibility

VISAs

Get in touch

If you have a question about our programmes that isn’t answered here, please send us a direct message on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Is an apprenticeship right for me?

An apprenticeship is a development programme. At NatWest we offer apprenticeship programmes for candidates who have little or no qualifications or experience in the subject of study.

If you have substantial experience or qualifications in the apprenticeship subject, you may be overqualified. Our graduate or internship programmes might be what you’re looking for!

When do they start?

Most of our apprenticeships start in October. You’ll be given a start date once you’ve completed the assessment process.

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Some of our programmes may have specific entry requirements. Please make sure you have checked the advert before you apply.

The application process

Step 1: Apply

Select the apply button to go to our Workday platform, you’ll need to create an account if you don’t have one already.

We’ll ask you a few questions to make sure you’re the right fit for the role and ask you to upload a version of your CV that includes any qualifications you’re currently studying.

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Step 2: Online assessment – Work scenarios

This assessment will give you real life work situations to help us understand how you use the core skills and behaviours that are important to us. It’ll take around 20-25 minutes to complete but you can take as long as you need.

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Step 3: Ability test (Degree Level apprenticeships only)

For a Degree Level apprenticeship, you’ll also be asked to complete an ability test. This comes before the video interview. It lasts about 10 minutes and you’ll be using your problem solving and numeracy skills. There are practice tests available in the ‘help’ option once you’re in the assessment platform.

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Step 4: Pre-recorded video assessment

This is your chance to tell us more about you. You’ll record timed answers to pre-recorded questions in a video interview. There’s a mix of motivational, competency, and scenario-based questions. It should take around 20 minutes to complete.

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Step 5: The interview

When you’ve passed the last stage of the online assessments, we’ll aim to book you in for an interview. Every one of our jobs is assessed against our Critical People Capabilities (CPCs).

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Step 6: Pre-employment screening

If you’ve been successful at securing a place on one of our programmes you’ll need to complete pre-employment screening. This will be managed by one of our case handlers who will guide you through the process.

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FAQs

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New applications

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Existing applications

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The programme

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Technical support

Visit our provider websites

For additional information on programmes specific eligibility requirements, you can also visit our provider websites.

BPP programmes

  • Accountancy Technician – Level 4
  • Associate Project Manager – Level 4
  • Financial Services Customer Adviser – Level 2
  • Financial Services Professional – Level 6
  • Providing Financial Services – Level 6
  • Senior Financial Services Customer Adviser – Level 3
Visit BPP programmes

QA programmes

  • Data Analyst – Level 4
  • Dev Ops Engineer – Level 4
  • Digital Technology: Cyber Security – Level 8
  • Digital Technology: IT Support – Level 6 or 8
  • Software Developer – Level 8
Visit QA programmes

Babington programmes

  • Business Administration – Level 3
Visit Babington programmes

Help and support

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