NatWest Markets Internships

Salary UK: £45,000 (per annum) Europe: Competitive

Starts June 2024, flexible in Europe

Duration Variable per programme

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 are already working 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 Internship could be for you. There’re two paths you can take in NatWest Markets.

Our Front Office Internship 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 Internship, 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.

Our UK based Front Office and Quantitative Analyst Internships will last for ten weeks, whilst our Paris and Frankfurt Internships last up to six months.

The aim of these Internships 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?

You could be based in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan or Amsterdam, but for the duration of your internship 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.

The programme starts with an induction, where you’ll learn about the bank, meet your fellow interns, and get the chance to talk with colleagues from around our business.

You’ll then begin a placement where you’ll get involved with our live day to day work, and take part in a business project. This will give you the opportunity to complete research on a topic and come up with recommendations for improvement or change to support our ambitions.

During the programme, you’ll also work on a social impact project. This’ll help you to develop keys skills covering team working, planning, creative thinking, business plan writing and problem solving – all while contributing to a valuable cause.

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 NatWest Markets 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?

  • An inclusive and rewarding environment where everyone is championed and developed to build the future of the bank
  • A chance to work with a supportive, helpful team who will help you develop your skills
  • Access to a comprehensive training program where you will learn about our products and service

Internships 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.