Graduate scheme

Yorkshire and the Humber +3

Our financial services programme will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll enjoy a fast-tracked business career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition.

When you join our team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. You’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.

What does our financial services team do?

Our financial services team provide assurance services including regulatory compliance assessments, risk management development and internal audit. The provision of assurance is an independent and objective activity designed to add value and improve an organisation’s operations. It helps an organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance.

What can you expect?

A career in financial services is infinitely varied, interesting and rewarding. No client is the same, so you’ll be constantly challenged. With our support, you’ll get the chance to grow professionally, with access to structured training and guidance from expert mentors.

RSM’s graduate programme in financial services will provide you with the knowledge of how different organisations work including banks, building societies, insurance firms, consumer finance provides and investment managers. Having this exposure gives you a great foundation to build your business knowledge.

We have a varied client base, for which we deliver work either ad-hoc or as part of an annual cycle. We visit our clients to undertake fieldwork which results in documenting controls, testing strategies and our findings. Reports are then written to provide the client with the observations, recommendations for action and overall opinion. You’ll be advising clients on how they can better manage their strategic, financial, operational and regulatory risks as well as helping to identify efficiencies which will help add value to the client’s internal processes.

Most days, you will travel straight from home to your clients, which can be up to 1 hour 30 minutes away, with the option, depending on the needs of the business and our clients, when not working at client sites to work in your nearest RSM office of from home as appropriate. For all roles outside of Central London, we require successful candidates to have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle by the time they come to the end of their 6-month probation with RSM. For London roles, access to a car is desirable but not essential.

When you join this team, you will work towards the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA) qualification. Once completed, you will move onto the CMIIA qualification. Please note, that in each intake we have a set number of ACA (CA in Scotland) and CIA/CMIIA positions. Only graduates with 112 UCAS points will be eligible for the ACA/CA positions. Study options will be discussed with you during the assessment process. These opportunities are limited and subject to availability.

What we look for

Members of the financial services team spend a lot of time working independently, so we’re on the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who are quick to learn and always up for a challenge. You’ll be working on a wide variety of projects, so it’s important that you’re adaptable, highly organised and have great attention to detail. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential as you’ll be communicating at all levels, often explaining complex information both in meetings and in written reports.

If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.

Entry Requirements

At RSM, we don't just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important.

You will need:

  • 96 UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or 104 (new tariff) across 4 Highers/Advanced Highers or an equivalent level of study (excluding AS levels and general studies);
  • A predicted/obtained honours degree; 
  • Please note, for all roles outside of Central London we also require successful candidates to have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle by the time they come to the end of their 6-month probation with RSM.

Why RSM?

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, we’ll help you reach your full potential. You’ll work on an impressive client list – from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking.

It's your career. Own it at RSM.

More Details

Apply by

30.11.2021

Locations

Manchester, Leeds, London, Nottingham

Regions

Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, Greater London, North West

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