Software Engineering Graduate programmes

Salary £33,500 (per annum)

Starts September 2024

Duration Up to 27 months

Qualifications required Already obtained or are on course to achieving a 2:1 degree

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Our goal in Software Engineering

Our Software Engineers work closely with all parts of the bank to understand customer and business needs, helping them deliver cutting-edge solutions at speed.

This feeds into the bank’s top priority to delight customers with the right products and services, using technology to become a purpose-led bank which champions potential, helping people, families and businesses to thrive.

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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?

See what Cyril thinks about their experience in Software Engineering.

Is the programme for you?

Are you interested in gaining a wide variety of technology experience while developing your coding skills? Do you want to try out different roles to see what you like? Our Software Engineering Graduate programme could be up your street.

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What can the programme teach you?

This programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to become a highly capable Software Engineer. You’ll learn how technology works in a large organisation and gain hands-on experience across the full lifecycle, from requirements analysis to deployment and support.

You’ll get the chance to work on some major projects, and you will not need to be a fully-fledged coder to apply.

What can you gain from the programme?

  • An understanding of Agile to deliver technology solutions that meet the needs of our customers and colleagues in the most efficient, cost-effective and reliable way
  • Experience in all aspects of the development lifecycle – from requirements analysis through to coding, testing and deployment
  • The confidence and influencing skills to innovate and challenge the status quo

Where can the programme take you?

If you successfully complete your programme, you’ll become a Software Engineer.

Graduate programmes in Software Engineering

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.