NatWest Markets Graduate programmes

Salary UK: £60,000 (per annum) Europe: Competitive

Starts September 2024

Duration Permanent

Qualifications required 2:1 Bachelor degree or 3.4 GPA (or equivalent), Masters or PhD for Quantitative Analyst programme

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Our goal in NatWest Markets

Our focus is on what matters most to our customers, and what we do best; providing financing, risk management and trading solutions in Europe, Asia and the US.

We aim to be the partner of choice for our NatWest Group customers and their financial markets needs.

As a part of our Commercial and Institutional customer led franchise, this part of our bank focusses 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?

Do you enjoy problem solving in a role that’s constantly evolving? What about the sound of working in a dynamic environment that requires you to constantly learn? Our NatWest Markets Graduate programme could be for you. There’re two paths you can take in NatWest Markets.

Our Front Office Graduate programme will sit you across our entire front office, a unique position to be in. You’ll get the chance to generate innovative trade ideas for our clients, learn how we manage and measure risk, and develop the skills required as a trader to make markets and provide liquidity for our clients.

And on our Quantitative Analyst Graduate programme, you’ll be designing and implementing systems in our python-based infrastructure that trade billions of dollars a day, and creating models used for derivative pricing and calculating risk in our C++ analytics library.

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What can the programme teach you?

Whichever programme you choose, you’ll be making use of the latest tools and techniques, with plenty of opportunity for innovation, and developing the soft skills needed to be successful in your future career.

You’ll also have the support of our Analyst and Associate programme, a learning journey that helps you with your first steps in the banking industry. Upon completing a six month probationary period, you’ll have the unique opportunity to combine a Graduate programme with a permanent role.

What can you gain from the programme?

  • Technical training across all product areas to round out your skills through online and face to face learning
  • Access to industry leaders who give live talks on a host of wide-ranging topics
  • The opportunity to network with peers and senior leaders

Where can the programme take you?

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

  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Credit Trading Analyst
  • Digital Capital Markets Associate

Graduate programmes in NatWest Markets


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.