Risk Internships

Salary £22,600 (pro rata, 8 weeks) £23,650 (per annum, 12 months)

Starts June 2024

Duration 8 weeks or 12 months

Qualifications required On course to achieving a 2:1 degree

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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.

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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 like to use your problem solving and critical thinking abilities? Do you like the idea of analysing data, compliance, policy and frameworks to protect our business and customers? Our eight week or 12 month Risk Internship could be the place for you. This is a chance to learn about the models and practices we use for managing risk throughout our business.

The aim of this 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 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.

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 Risk 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?

  • A chance to develop your qualitative and quantitative skills
  • A stronger data analysis and report writing skillset
  • Engagement with senior stakeholders across the whole bank

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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.