Strategy, Corporate Development and Sustainability Internships

Salary £22,600 (pro rata)

Starts June 2024

Duration 8 weeks

Qualifications required On course to achieving a 2:1 degree

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Our goal in Strategy, Corporate Development and Sustainability

We’re at the heart of driving our strategic agenda – to build a purposeful, relationship bank for a digital world. Each of our teams work together to shape our future and make sure we build a sustainable, innovative, and purposeful bank.

We’re made up of teams across Strategy, Economics, Sustainable Banking, Climate, Corporate Development, and Innovation and Partnerships.

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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?

Are you interested in environmental, social and governance issues? Do you like the sound of developing digital propositions that help tackle economic issues and trends? Then this Internship could be up your street.

This is your chance to develop and scale out our digital propositions, support us in becoming more sustainable and join us on our journey in tackling the climate crisis. Help us build a purposeful and innovative bank while gaining insight into how we set and drive our strategy.

The aim of this eight-week 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 full eight weeks, 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 Strategy, Corporate Development and Sustainability 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?

  • Exposure to a breadth of business areas and initiatives
  • Insight into our response to the climate crisis to build a purposeful and sustainable bank
  • An understanding on how we set and drive of our strategic agenda, making sure we’re a relevant and modern 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.