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Who are we?

We champion potential, helping people, families and businesses to thrive.  We’ve identified three areas of focus where we can start to make a substantial impact in addressing challenges that can potentially hold people, families and businesses back. These are Enterprise, Learning & Climate. Have a read through Our Purpose page to find out more, or watch the video below of our CEO Alison Rose chatting through how our purpose links to our Early Career opportunities.

We want to drive our purpose through all our brands, some of which are the best-known names in our industry. We have The Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Coutts, Adam & Company, Ulster Bank, Lombard and many more in our family.

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We serve over 19 million customers and all their banking needs through these brands.  Our headquarters are in Edinburgh but we also have offices in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Bristol as well as in many other communities right across the UK.

We offer so many programmes for people looking to start a career at NatWest Group. We have programmes for all people, with a range of experience, in a variety of different business areas and locations. There really is something for everyone.

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What we offer

Apprenticeships
  • Customer Service
  • Digital, Technology & Data
  • Relationship Management
  • Business Administration
Insight Weeks
  • Commercial Banking
  • Structured Finance
  • Software Engineering
  • Coutts Relationship Management
  • Data & Analytics
  • Finance
  • Risk
  • Internal Audit
Internship & Graduate Programmes
  • Commercial Banking
  • Structured Finance
  • Private Banking
  • Software Engineering
  • Change & Business Solutions
  • Data & Analytics
  • Finance
  • Risk
  • Internal Audit
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Communication & Corporate Affairs
  • RBS International
  • Natwest Markets
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How We’re Celebrating National Careers Week 2022

We have a key role to play in supporting and inspiring future generations to develop their skills, experience and employability. As part of being a purpose led business we need to give young people confidence in their abilities and help them find and develop their own potential.

As headline sponsors of NCW2022, we want to share our resources far and wide and there’s lots of different ways you can get involved with the programme – all on our website www.mycareersense.com.

If you’re a teacher or a careers advisor in school/college, register for our skills workshop; a one-hour skills workshop aligned to Gatsby Benchmarks and the Curriculum for Excellence. Our skills workshops are for 13-18 year olds and help bring to life skills needed in our sector and beyond; all supported by one of our very own ambassadors.

Check out our Find your Potential tool – a questionnaire to help young people understand what skills they have, what they might enjoy and what jobs could be a great match for them. It takes about 20 minutes to do and you’ll get a unique feedback report full of useful insights to consider.

Visit our Learning Academy. CareerSense isn’t just about helping you make important choices about your next steps, it’s also here to help you explore and develop skills on your journey – whether it’s into a job, vocational training or further education – our Learning Academy has some terrific content.

Our Great Place to Work

NatWest Group is a great place to start your career and you’re really important to our future as a bank – in return we promise we’ll give you:

  • A Fulfilling Role
  • Fair Pay
  • Good Leadership
  • Excellent Training

Our progressive and structured approach to career development means you’ll help change our bank for the better.

To be ready for the future, we need the right people, with the right skill, doing the right work. Our five people capabilities will make sure every apprentice develops the right skills; helping us build the bank of the future. Those capabilities are:

  • Improver Innovator
  • Change Ready
  • Critical Thinker
  • Connected
  • Trusted Advisor

We’re diverse and inclusive

30% of our summer interns were from BAME backgrounds too, as well as 40% of our new graduates. We aim to increase this each year.
In 2013, we set ourselves a formal target: to have at least 30% women in our top 5,000 most senior roles by 2020. We chose 30% because it’s the ‘tipping point’ where behaviour and culture start to change for the better.

We quickly surpassed that target, so we raised the bar, and at the beginning of 2015 we set a new target to have at least 30% women in the top three layers of each of our businesses by end 2020, and a fully gender balanced workforce by 2030.

14 of 15 of our business areas now have at least 30% women in their most senior roles, and we have 39% women (as at end of 2020), across the bank in our top three leadership levels – this represents a 10% increase since targets were introduced.

50% of our 2021 interns were female
53% of our 2021 graduates were female

  • 50% of our 2021 interns were female
  • 53% of our 2021 graduates were female
  • 55% of our 2020 apprentices are from BAME backgrounds
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Why Our Apprenticeships Are a Great Place to Start

Our apprenticeships give driven, motivated and talented people the chance to join us and really make a difference, even if you don’t have any experience – you can join straight from school. They’re a great alternative to further education for a few reasons:

  • We pay a competitive salary regardless of which apprenticeship you go for
  • We’ll help you get a permanent job at the end of your programme
  • We make sure your performance goals are clear and achievable
  • You’ll complete a professional qualification
  • We’ll give you time away from your day-to-day job so you can concentrate on your qualification

Our apprenticeships are a fantastic starting point and a great way to practically learn lots of new skills – we’ll support you every step of the way to make sure you’re clear, capable and motivated to succeed.

Our apprentices work in lots of different jobs like customer services, relationship management and technology.  Some of our apprenticeships let you deal with lots of our customers directly and some of them are jobs where you support colleagues who work with customers.

Whichever apprenticeship you join, you’ll provide excellent support to keep us on track to becoming the number one for customer service, trust and advocacy.

What Will You Gain?

We’ll make sure we help and support you to get the most out of your apprenticeship from your first day. You’ll continue your education because you’ll be working towards your professional qualification; developing the skills and knowledge that’ll help you find a permanent job at the end of your programme.

Our expert Early Careers team will be on that journey with you; supporting you through your programme and being there every step of the way.

You won’t be alone – you’ll be part of a wider group of apprentices right across the bank as well as the rest of our colleagues who are welcoming, supporting and will share their knowledge and expertise to help you succeed.

Every year, we do a survey to see what apprentices feel like working with us, here’s what they had to say:

  • They’re engaged – they’re given real responsibilities and are trusted to deliver
  • We’re inclusive – we have colleagues from lots of different backgrounds; all working towards the same goal
  • We develop apprentices – we have lots of training and learning sessions (on top of the professional qualification) so, whatever you want to develop, we’ll help you
  • Our apprentices feel trusted, respected and supported by their manager and colleagues

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