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Change and Business Solutions Internship

Salary notes: 
£21,500 pro rata.
Job/scheme locations: 
Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin
Type of opportunity: 
Internship
Closing date: 
Open/ongoing

Our Change and Business Solutions programme provides you with the chance to start building analyst skills whilst developing an agile, digital and customer focussed mind set to help our business change to make sure we’re serving our customers well.

Innovation within the Financial Services industry is crucial to remaining commercial and competitive. This pathway is all about focusing on customer experiences, data and technology to support cutting edge insights, so we can be more agile and innovative, keeping us ahead of the curve with the ever evolving needs of our customer.

About the programme

Our 10 week summer internship will give you first hand experience of the work we do in Change and Business Solutions.

You’ll be supporting us to develop leading edge, innovative solutions to serve our customers in the best way we can.

We’ll reward you with a salary of £21,500 pro rata.

This internship’s a great opportunity to:

  • Develop your skills, and build some new ones
  • Meet new people and grow your professional network
  • Deepen your understanding of our business
  • Experience our team culture and values
  • Get stuck into a real life project and add value to our business
  • Gain valuable career experience, which will inspire your future career choices

For us, it’s about finding talented and passionate people, who’ll make a difference to our business in the long term. That’s why if you complete the internship successfully, and enjoy your experience, there could be a place available for you on our 2021 Change and Business Solutions graduate programme.

What you'll do

The internship starts with an induction and then you’ll start your 10 week placement, where you’ll attend training workshops, get involved with our day to day work, and take part in a business improvement project.

You’ll be updating your learning log so, towards the end of the internship, you’ll be able to show off everything you’ve learned in your final assessment.

We’ll pair you up with a ‘buddy’ and a line manager who’ll support you for the full 10 weeks. Your buddy will be a current graduate who’ll help you get settled by sharing their experience. Your line manager will provide guidance and support throughout the programme, and help you grow your professional network.

For a fuller picture of how you’ll progress through the 10 weeks, check out the Learning Journey below.

Learning Journey

Onboarding

If we offer you a role, one of the first things we’ll do is invite you to join our onboarding portal for successful interns. We use it because it’s a great way for us to communicate key messages and to make sure you’re all ready for your first day. We’ll pair you up with your buddy who’ll be able to answer your questions before starting and who’ll help you throughout your 10 weeks. We’ll also introduce you to your line manager before you start too, because we want to make sure you hit the ground running.

Induction

Here’s where you’ll learn about RBS, meet your fellow interns and have the chance to talk with colleagues, including senior leaders, from around our business.

As well as giving you an overview of the bank, the induction will outline the goals of the programme, introduce you to our values, and explain the work you’ll be involved in over the next 10 weeks. You’ll also learn about the training we’ll provide and how we’ll assess you while you’re with us.

You’ll also be given regular knowledge build spotlights during the 10 weeks to keep focused on your learning.

Placement

Over the 10 weeks, we’ll place you into a business area and team with specific objectives to work towards. You’ll be given accountability and responsibility for delivering against the objectives set by your line manager like finding a solution or an improvement in your area.

Social Impact project

In addition to your placement and business projects you’ll take part in an intern challenge related to an exciting topic such as making a difference in a community, sustainability or innovation. Working in teams you’ll have a few weeks to create a business plan and come up with creative ideas to a question or challenge set by our charity partners or the business.

Throughout the challenge our graduates will support you. It’ll be a great opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills, work with other interns across the bank and contribute to our sustainability strategy, while having fun.

Assessment

Towards the end of the internship, we’ll assess you on what you’ve learned, against the goals and values explained in the induction. You’ll be keeping up a learning log week by week, and you’ll be discussing progress with your line manager throughout. 

In the penultimate week you’ll individually present the business improvement project you’ve been involved in, and you’ll also have an end of internship review. Complete these successfully, and you could be offered a place on our 2021 Change and Business Solutions graduate pathway.

From there you can carry the skills you’ve learned forward and take the next exciting step in your career.

About you

If you’d like to apply for this internship, you’ll need to be in your penultimate year of a university degree, and on course to achieve a 2:1.

We’re looking for people who have a real passion for innovation, who want to take on new challenges head on. You’ll need to have excellent communication skills, and an inquisitive nature, paired with a technical mind set and analytical abilities.

Current openings

Take a look at our programmes that are currently open for application on our website. You can also visit our application advice pages, where you’ll find details about the application process, as well as tips and advice to help you at every stage.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
North West, Edinburgh and Lothian, Ireland
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
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