Risk Graduate Programme

Qualifications required
On course to achieving a 2:1 degree (with a STEM subject for our risk modelling programme)
September 2023
2 years

Our goal in Risk

Our role is to make sure we're doing the right thing as an organisation - for our people and our customers. Risk management allows us to strike a balance between taking risks and reducing them.

It's our responsibility to manage risk across the bank, ensuring we have the right culture, strategy and rules in place. We also manage interactions with key regulators, providing trusted advice to the colleagues who are serving our customers.

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 Risk Graduate Programme for you?

There are two routes you can choose to take on our Risk Graduate Programme. If you’re the sort of person who likes the sound of assessing risks and data and advising stakeholders on the results, all while developing your quantitative and qualitative skills then our risk programme could be for you.

Our risk modelling programme is more suited if you like to apply your coding and modelling skills to understand and analyse patterns across our customer lifecycle, and want to learn more about new technology developments, emerging regulation and new strategic risks.

What you can expect from the programme

  • An understanding of how to identify, analyse and report on risk, and the opportunity to shape our policies on how much risk we wish to take
  • The chance to drive change and innovation projects, building your business partnering and stakeholder management skills
  • The opportunity to work towards a professional qualification

Where can our Risk Graduate Programme take you?

Risk Programme

Our Risk programme is your chance to build on your critical thinking, influencing and decision-making abilities. You’ll work on you project and change management skills, and gain an understanding of banking regulations and economic market activity.

Risk Modelling programme

Our Risk Modelling programme is your opportunity to learn the skills it takes to analyse and interpret historical data, and design, build and validate models that estimate the risk of future losses for us and our customers.

Take your career anywhere

Whichever path you take, our two-year programme will provide you with the skills and experience you'll need to become a leading risk professional. Previous graduates have gone on to become Risk Partners, Conduct Advisors, Operational Risk Managers, or Credit Risk Analysts as a few examples.

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.

Current openings

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Applying and eligibility

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