Internal Audit Graduate Programme

Qualifications required
On track to achieving a 2:1 degree
September 2023
3 years

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 are 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.

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. Who better to find out what working in a business area is like than from the people who are currently already working there?

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Is our Internal Audit Graduate Programme for you?

There are two routes you can take within Internal Audit. If you’re the sort of person who is intrigued by how the different parts of a large organisation operate together, and have an interest in risk management, then our Chartered Accountant programme could be the one for you.

If you’d rather delve deeper into the world of risk and technology, honing your auditing skills into activities specifically driven towards them, our Technology & Risk programme might be more up your street. Our Risk stream is available in London and, if you apply to Edinburgh, you can express a preference for either Risk or Technology.

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.

What you can expect from the programme

  • The skills required to help your stakeholders improve their risk and control frameworks
  • A thorough knowledge of the business risk environment and the controls used to mitigate those risks
  • The understanding on how to continuously monitor risks, and evolve our frameworks to match

Where can our Internal Audit Graduate Programme take you?

Build your skills

By the end of this programme, you’ll be a fully-fledged auditor, and the skills you 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.

Get a professional qualification

You’ll also have the chance to work towards a professional qualification - it can vary depending which path you take. You can expect to finish your programme with a specialised audit qualification or gain Chartered Accountancy status.

Take your career anywhere

To give you an idea on where this role can take you, previous graduates have gone on to become Senior Auditors.

How is the programme structured?

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 will also join an induction to introduce you to the business and connect with other graduates.

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Applying and eligibility

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