Financial Crime 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 Financial Crime

Our aim is to be there for our customers when they need us to protect them – financial crime costs the UK economy billions of pounds a year.

Criminals prey on the vulnerable, costing them savings, livelihoods, and sometimes their freedom. Businesses lose out on opportunities. Money is used to fund crime and terrorism around the world. We want to make it easy for our customers to stay safe.

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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 Joshua thinks about his experience in Financial Crime.

Is the programme for you?

We’ll provide you with a breadth of experience to help your career fly.

We recognise that everyone’s an individual, so we’ll make sure your learning journey’s bespoke to you. You’ll build your business knowledge and personal effectiveness skills, whilst also growing vital future skills such as digital literacy, agile methodologies and creative thinking. On some of our programmes you’ll experience several rotations building breadth and depth of knowledge on your chosen programme.

From day one, you’ll have a wide network of dedicated people to support you, including a graduate coach or professional mentor, a buddy, and a placement manager. You’ll also join an induction to introduce you to the business and connect with other graduates.

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What can the programme teach you?

Are you a curious and analytical person who likes to think out of the box? Are you resourceful and a great problem-solver, able to overcome a range of challenges? Our Financial Crime Programme could be for you.

This is a chance to experience a financial crime business that’s built on the latest artificial intelligence. This programme is fantastic for gaining a breadth of experience in Financial Crime, and your opportunity to work in one of the fastest-growing centres of excellence for it.

What can you gain from the programme?

  • The chance to be part of one of the biggest change programmes in the bank
  • The skills to lead an operations team that prevent and detect financial crime for our customers
  • Experience in anti-money-laundering investigations, and the opportunity to work with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and National Crime Agency

Where can the programme take you?

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

  • Anti-Money Laundering Investigator
  • Sanctions Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Analyst

Graduate programmes in Financial Crime

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.