Human Resources 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 Human Resources

We’re here to make the bank a great place to work – a place where everyone is treated fairly and able to fulfil their potential. This comes down to understanding our people, and how we work best together.

We shape and deliver strategies for the business in areas like recruitment, learning, reward, and inclusion to make sure we have the people, skills and perspectives we need to deliver for our customers, and to nurture a fair and inclusive bank for our colleagues.

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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 Monisayo and Ross think about their experience in Human Resources.

Is the programme for you?

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

Are you passionate about driving diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives? Do you want to gain hands on experience leading key HR activities from a wide range of business areas? If you would like to build your confidence in thinking strategically, and to help manage the needs of our colleagues, then our Human Resources Graduate programme might be right up your street.

Over the two years, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experiences you’ll need to become a leading HR professional, by offering specialist advice to managers from all areas of our business.

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What can the programme teach you?

You’ll always be learning, but by bringing a fresh perspective to the table you’ll help us shape and deliver the strategy which underpins how we work together and support each other. This is also an opportunity to focus on change and to build up your change management skills. You’ll come out with a CIPD Level 5 qualification, helping you to prepare for a successful career.

You can take these skills with you into any role you chose next, but roles previous graduates have moved into have been HR Consultants, Talent Acquisition Consultants or Reward Consultants to name a few.

What can you gain from the programme?

  • Knowledge in change and transformation projects from a people perspective
  • Networking and learning opportunities with senior leaders across a range of business areas and expertise
  • Excellent project and stakeholder management skills, and the influencing skills to raise ideas and challenge the status quo

Where can the programme take you?

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

  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Talent Attraction Consultant
  • Colleague Services Consultant

Graduate programmes in Human Resources

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.