Finance Graduate programmes

Salary £33,500 (per annum)

Starts September 2024

Duration 3 years

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

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Our goal in Finance

Our customers expect their money to be well managed. We help our colleagues to make clear decisions while developing the right long-term financial strategy.

We tie together all of the Group’s financial activity so we can make, spend and invest money wisely. We manage our balance sheet, report on our financial performance, and make sure we’re making the right decisions for our customers.

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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?

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Is the programme for you?

Are you the sort of person who likes to use your analytical skills to see how we use data to make decisions to improve what matters most to our customers and investors? Are you interested in developing your relationship management skills with people across all levels of the bank? Do you want to find out about how we help our stakeholders manage their business, and support them in planning for the future? Our Finance Graduate Programme could be your perfect match.

This is your chance to gain up to date knowledge on the ever-changing financial services environment, and to take part in our external reporting activities, providing insights and analysis to help with business decisions.

You’ll need to be within reasonable commuting distance to the location you apply to – all our Finance colleagues need to be in the office at least twice a week.

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What can the programme teach you?

Over three years, you’ll develop a deep understanding of how the bank is run, while completing an industry recognised qualification - ICAS. After three years, you’ll have gained excellent relationship management skills, honed by managing multiple stakeholders from a range of businesses.

These skills can be taken into any role, previous graduates have gone on to become specialists in Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations, or have moved to become Finance partners or into Business Intelligence roles right across the Finance function.

What can you gain from the programme?

  • A professional accountancy qualification – ICAS
  • An understanding of our core activities, such as managing the balance sheet, reporting on financial performance and developing a long-term financial strategy
  • Excellent relationship management skills, honed by managing multiple stakeholders from a range of businesses

Where can the programme take you?

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

  • Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations Specialist
  • Finance partner
  • Business Intelligence Consultant

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Application process

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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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.