Financing Solutions Graduate programmes

Salary £55,000 (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 Financing Solutions

Our goal is to provide debt financing, risk solutions and first-class advisory services for UK and European corporate and private equity clients. We cover a broad range of specialisms, including acquisition financing, specialist asset-backed financing, leveraged buyouts, infrastructure financing and project finance for greenfield renewable energy projects.

Our advisory services work closely in collaboration with all teams across the business area to offer their expertise on credit ratings and sustainable finance.

As a part of our Commercial and Institutional customer led franchise, this part of our bank focuses 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 already work there?

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Is the programme for you?

Does the idea of gaining experience across a wide range of customers and business areas to find which areas suit you best excite you? Are you the sort of person who likes to be challenged while contributing to important work? Our Financing Solutions Graduate programme could be for you.

This is an opportunity to contribute to credit papers, financial models and pitches, and work on some of the most high-profile debt transactions across Europe.

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What can the programme teach you?

Our two-year programme will give you the debt product experience across loans, bonds, private placements, acquisition financing and derivatives to forge a successful career. We’ll help you build the skills to nurture relationships with customers, from medium sized corporations to blue chip companies to help understand their needs and the products we offer.

To give you an idea on where this programme can take you, previous graduates have gone on to secure jobs in infrastructure projects finance, leveraged finance, finance and risk solutions.

What can you gain from the programme?

  • Robust financial modelling, credit analysis and risk management skills, and an insight into product development
  • An understanding of how environmental, social and corporate governance impacts the products and services we offer
  • Experience working across different business areas including our market-leading bond and derivative syndicate and execution franchise

Where can the programme take you?

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

  • Infrastructure projects finance
  • Leveraged finance
  • Finance and risk solutions

Graduate programmes in Financing Solutions


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.