Graduate Opportunity

Data & Analytics Graduate

September 2020

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What does the bank of the future look like? How can we harness data and build bespoke solutions to transform our customer interactions? Join us in exploring these questions and shaping the answers, on our Data graduate pathway.

About the programme

As a graduate trainee you’ll be gaining first-hand experience of the vital role data plays in our business and building a compelling blend of technical and people skills that will prove invaluable in your career.

The aim of this two year programme is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experiences you’ll need to become a leading data professional.

Our Data programme specifically focusses on helping the business put data at the core of its decision making. It also ensures the business is able to make well informed, fact based, data driven decisions and develop data driven solutions. You’ll learn how we are fundamentally changing how data drives customer experience, ensuring data is at the heart of how we contact our customers, making every interaction with them personal, timely and relevant.

RBS | Innovation

With so many emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and Blockchain, there’s so much to learn and be inspired about. We’re keeping at the forefront of this and we’d like you to come and join us on our journey.

What you'll do

During the programme you’ll look forward to:

  • Learning the technical skills needed to succeed as an analyst.
  • Learning how our Data Academy can enable you to develop a strong foundation in critical data skills, and provide the opportunity to master specialisms like data science and data engineering.
  • Interrogating, interpreting and visualising large volumes of data.
  • Learning how to articulate complex situations and technical work to non technical stakeholders.
  • Driving the use of data to ensure better customer engagement.
  • Building your confidence, and developing your influencing and stakeholder management skills.

After a full induction the programme is structured around a series of placement rotations, working across a range of teams within the bank focused on data.

Development Opportunities

On completing the programme, you’ll be well positioned for the next stage of your career in data. . We’ll be advising you on career development throughout, but particularly during your last rotation we’ll focus on which roles you should consider as a next step.

The Data pathway is excellent preparation for a wide range of career paths, and some of the possible next roles to move into could include:

  • Data Scientist.
  • Data Engineer.
  • Data Analyst.

Supporting You

We pride ourselves on the professional support we offer our graduates, and the friendly, down to earth community our graduates have shaped themselves.

Before you start, you’ll be paired with a ‘buddy’ who’ll be a graduate already on the programme, and who’ll be there to help you get settled, answer any questions, and share their experiences.

You’ll also be assigned a Graduate Coach and a Placement Manager. Your Graduate Coach will be there to provide support throughout the programme, and will work with you to create a personal capability plan. Your Placement Manager will provide rotation specific support, and will change with each placement. Together, they’ll help you reflect on your progress, develop your career, and build your professional network.

We’ll reward you with a starting salary of £31,850. On top of your salary you’ll also have access to our flexible benefits package.

About You

To be eligible for this programme you’ll need to have, or be on course for a 2:1 in a STEM degree.

We’re looking for curious and inquisitive people, with a real passion for data and technology and the drive to explore how it can be used to make a positive difference for our customers.

You’ll also need:

  • A strong customer focus.
  • Problem solving skills, with a willingness to learn and quickly adapt to change.
  • An innovative and creative mind set.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build great working relationships as you work towards a common goal.
  • An analytical approach and an appreciation of analysis techniques.

In short, you’ll be something of an all-rounder, as comfortable solving technical problems as you are explaining concepts and thrashing out ideas with others.

If that sounds like you, then why not join us?


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £31,850 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London and Edinburgh
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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