Wealth Businesses Graduate Programme

Work with extraordinary clients who demand a market-leading experience.


Qualifications required
2:1 degree
September 2022
2 or 3 years

About the business

Wealth Businesses is made up of Coutts and Affluent which includes business areas such as NatWest Premier, Private Client Advice & Investment Services (PCAIS), Drummonds & Child & co. Our vision is to be the best Wealth Manager for the UK by providing a personalised service to our clients.

By bringing together our Wealth Businesses, we aim to increase the depth of our customers' and clients' relationships with us as their families' needs evolve and change throughout their lives. While continuing to grow banking and lending, we also want to ensure we are meeting their investment needs as well. We will do that by focusing on our customers' and clients' needs throughout their lifecycle: to save, borrow and invest their wealth, and to live financially better lives from their early years through to post retirement and at every stage of their wealth journey.

Meet Charlie

Hear from Charlie about the Wealth Businesses programme and the support and flexibility it offers.

About the programme

With a choice of Relationship Management or Asset Management, you'll join on a two or three-year programme and our aim is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experiences you'll need to become a successful Private Banker or Wealth Manager. As a graduate trainee, you'll assist Private Bankers and Wealth Managers to deliver relationship support and advice to high net worth clients.

We'll reward you with a starting salary of £31,850 a year.

During the programme, you can expect to:

  • Gain an understanding of our products and services
  • Develop relationship management skills and build your professional network
  • Build your understanding of the diverse needs of our high net worth clients
  • Develop the skills you need to identify business development opportunities and digital solutions
  • Build skills that enable you to provide regulated wealth or lending advice

From the moment you begin your first placement, you'll be working towards a recognised qualification, which you'll complete depending on your area of specialism. These can include the CISI Investment Advice Diploma (IAD), The Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP), Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Private Client Investment Advice & Management (PCIAM) or the Chartered Banker Certificate.

Programme structure

What's the programme's structure, and how will we support you through it? Watch this short video to find out.

On completing the programme, you'll be well positioned to take on a permanent role with us as a Private Banker or Wealth Manager.

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In your current placement, what does a normal day look like for you, and what do you enjoy most?

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