Internal Audit Internships

Salary £22,600 (pro rata)

Starts June 2024

Duration 8 weeks

Qualifications required 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 are already working there?

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Is the programme for you?

Are you interested in seeing how different audits take place across a large organisation? 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 Internship could be for you.

There are three routes you can take within Internal Audit. On our Chartered Accountant programme you’ll learn what, how and why we audit, while having the chance to develop your numerical and analytical skills. On our Technology or 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.

The aim of this eight-week Internship is to give you a taste of what it’s like to work here, along with valuable skills and experiences that you’ll bring into your future career.

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Where can our programme take you?

For the full eight weeks, we’ll pair you with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager, who’ll support you in gaining valuable experience to help guide your career choices.

During the programme, you’ll also work with other interns on a business project. This’ll help you develop key skills covering team working, planning, creative thinking, presenting, business plan writing and problem solving – gaining crucial experience in presenting to stakeholders.

You’ll also get time to support good causes in the communities we serve through a Corporate Social Responsibility Day.

At the end of the placement, we’ll assess you on what you’ve learned. Complete this successfully and you could be offered a place on our 2025 Internal Audit Graduate programme, where you can carry the skills you’ve learnt forward and take the next step in your career.

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

Internships 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.