Internal Audit 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 Internal Audit

Our aim is to provide assurance for the bank by calling out risks, asking the tough questions, and challenging where we need to. We’re an independent voice in our organisation integral to protecting our customers’ interests and meeting our long-term ambitions.

We make sure effective controls are always in place to manage our risks, keeping the bank and our customers 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?

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Is the programme for you?

There are three routes you can take within Internal Audit. Do you want to work in an agile environment where you’ll get to learn and interact with senior stakeholders? Interested in how we can make things simple? Our Internal Audit Chartered Accountant Programme could be for you.

On our Technology and Risk programmes, you’ll find out how we audit these business areas as well as gaining practical insights into where you might want to specialise in your career. Our Risk stream is available in London and Edinburgh, and our Technology stream is available in Edinburgh.

Whichever route you choose, you’ll learn how to test controls, translate data and ask the tough questions to make sure we’re delivering against our purpose and strategy.

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What can the programme teach you?

By the end of this programme, you’ll be a fully-fledged auditor and the skills you’ll develop can be taken into any role. You’re going to be developing excellent relationship management skills, honed by managing multiple stakeholders from a range of different businesses.

You’ll also have the chance to work towards a professional qualification whichever stream you choose:

  • You’ll gain Chartered Accountant status if you choose our Chartered Accountant stream
  • For our Risk stream, you can look forward to gaining an International Diploma in Risk Management
  • If you go down our Technology stream, you’ll work towards an MSc in Cyber Security

What can you gain from the programme?

  • Insight into how the bank operates and how we keep ourselves safe and secure
  • An understanding of the bank’s business risk environment
  • A chance to build your analytical and relationship skills

Where can the programme take you?

Once you’ve completed your programme, you’ll become a Senior Auditor.

Graduate programmes in Internal Audit


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.